This page provides more information about the Capitol Showcase. Use the Table of Contents to quickly access more specific information.
On Friday, December 10, 1982, Ted Jackson, then President of the Oregon Council of Rock and Mineral Clubs and member of the Rogue Gem and Geology Club (Grants Pass), officially presented a handsome showcase to the state of Oregon. The purpose of this showcase is to display the wide variety of beautiful rocks, minerals, and gemstones that come form the state of Oregon.
Since that time the member clubs of the OCRMC have rotated the display.
The current display in the Capitol Case is being exhibited by the Columbia Gorge.
The showcase can be viewed Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you can't make it to Salem, here's a few pictures of the current showcase display:(pictures)
The following table provides a list of the clubs that have presented a display in the capitol showcase. Hyperlinks to pictures have been provided when possible.
|Showcase Date||Club Presenting the Display||Archive Pictures|
|May 2013 - November 2013||Oregon Agate & Mineral Society||(pictures)|
|November 2012 - May 2013||All OCRMC Clubs||(pictures)|
|May 2012 - November 2012||North America Research Group||(pictures)|
|November 2011 - May 2012||Umpqua Gem and Mineral Club||(pictures)|
|May 2011 - November 2011||Farwest Lapidary and Gem Club||(pictures)|
|November 2010 - May 2011||Sweethome Rock and Mineral Society||(pictures)|
|May 2010 - November 2010||Clackamette Mineral and Gem Club||(pictures)|