Rock out at the Oregon Agate and Mineral Show in Portland February 23-25

Featured image: Cross-section of an agate (photo courtesy Creative Commons)

Explore than 30 exhibits of cut, shaped, and polished rocks that include agate, jasper, and obsidian from the Pacific Northwest at the 67th annual Oregon Agate and Mineral Show Friday-Sunday, February 23-25, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The show is sponsored by the Oregon Agate and Mineral Society (OAMS) and will be held in the auditorium at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) in Portland.

Some unusual exhibits include an Oregon state seal made from a variety of Oregon rocks and rocks that resemble food. OAMS members will demonstrate equipment and processes used to prepare rocks for display. Children will enjoy exploring the Kid’s Corner.

Specimen rocks, minerals, slabs, and jewelry will also be sold.

Admission is free.

OMSI is located at 1945 SE Water Avenue (view directions). Parking costs $5, and the closest MAX light rail stop is a 10-minute walk away (view MAX routes and schedules).

For more information about the show, visit the OAMS event page and OMSI agate and mineral show page.

For details about OMSI and other special events at the museum, visit OMSI’s website or call (503) 797-4000.

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