Join us and author Leslie Moclock, (many of you will remember her as former curator of the Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals) as she talks about the subject of her new book Rocks, Minerals and Geology of the Pacific Northwest, a new field guide to the landscapes of Oregon and Washington. This book helps you learn to read the story of the rocks, from how to identify and name the things you see to understanding what those features signify in the fascinating geological history of our region. It covers geology at all scales, from mineral crystals to mountains, with hundreds of photographs and many illustrations and diagrams.
Leslie Moclock has an MS in geology from the University of California–Davis, where she taught field and laboratory geology. She held the position of curator at the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals in Hillsboro, Oregon, for five years, where she enjoyed many opportunities to bring science to the public.
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We will also be having our election of officers just following. Here are the current candidates: President – Casey Truman, Vice President – Richelle Borlaug, Treasurer – Linda Harvey, Secretary – Bill Harvey, Board Member – Casey Sessions, Board Member (Alternate) – Brett Cooper.
Bob Oblack is a retired electrical engineer from Tektronix. He has attended Dr. Bill Orr’s geology classes at Chemeketa Community College…to better understand the science that underlies our rockhounding hobby. Bob has been a Rockhound ever since he was able to walk on the beach looking for agates. It’s “The Thrill of the Hunt” that drives his passion for Rockhounding. He joined the NARG fossil club and the Fluorescent Mineral Society to add breadth and depth to “The Thrill of the Hunt”. Bob lives near the Molalla River and with support from the Molalla Culture and Art Committee created two videos about the Columbia River Basalt (CRB) flows and geologic points of interest within the Wild and Scenic Molalla River Corridor and traced the CRB flows from the Molalla River Corridor to the pacific ocean. These videos can be viewed on the Welcome Molalla YouTube channel. Here are the links: https://youtu.be/MzxqWmtgKPY https://youtu.be/uC84I15Qnxk Bob volunteers his time to help the Clackamette club promote their annual rock show. He shares his knowledge of Molalla Are Geology and Fluorescent Minerals with others via Home-Schooled-Children Field Trips and presentations like this.