The Willamette Agate and Mineral Society
Host of the 2005 Northwest Federation Show
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Oregon Treasure Trail Map Available as a PDF
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Powerpoint of Oregon Treasure Trails
containing photos of Oregon Treasure Trail Display Cases, Fossil Displays, Special Exhibits, Demonstrators, OTT Maps and more can be ordered by sending $2.00 to
Willamette Agate and Mineral Society
P.O. Box 13401
Salem, OR 97309-1041
Please print you name and address clearly for mailing.
Download [Oregon Treasure Trails Show Flyer] here.
For additional information contact:
Janice Van Cura - Show Chair
541-753-2401 or email email@example.com
August 5 - 7, 2005
- Friday - August 5 - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
- Saturday, August 6 - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
- Sunday - August 7 - 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
- Adult: $5.00 - (3 day pass $12.00)
- Senior (60+) $4.00 - (3 day pass $10.00)
- Student (10-17) $3.00 (3 day pass $7.00)
- Exhibitor and Spouse Free
Albany, Oregon (20 miles south of Salem)
Linn County Fair and Expo Center - Right off I-5
Free parking at the Fairgrounds.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
- 8:30 am - Judge's Breakfast
- 6:00 pm - Delegate Meeting
- 8:30 am - Editor's Breakfast and Symposium
- 12:00 pm - Past Presidents, Officers and Chair Lunch
- 1:30 pm - AFMS Schlorship Auction - for Faceted Stone
- 6:00 pm - Social Hour
- 7:00 pm - Awards Buffet
- 1:30 pm - NFMS Oral Auction of rough material
Registration forms available here for download as pdf file:
[download Advanced Registration Form]
Competitive and Non-Competitive Display Cases - send in your registration form
[download Non-Competitive Display Case]
[download Competitive Display Case Application]
Alpha Supply: Tom Orme
B & L Enterprises: Bill and Linda Pollard
B & P Crafts: Bob & Priscilla Strayer
Colonial Knit Shoppe & Lapidary: Darlene & Bruce Denton
Cota's Lapidary: Joe and Lucy Cota
Da Rock Man: Dan Rokosz
Diamond Pacific: Don DePue
DMF International: Thomas & Barbara Perner
Facet Shoppe: John & Barbara Franke
Gem Brite Lapidary: Jim and Diane Coon
Georgia's Gems: Dale Hart
Groah's Gems: Dan & Linda Groah
KK Creations: Wes Kester & Gretchen Kirk
Larry's Rock & Gems: Larry & Mary Ridley
Lebanon Lapidary: Lyle & Margaret Banks
Mac's Gems: Dave & Deb McClain
Murph's Petrified Wood: Mike Murphy
Opal et al: George & Sue Downey
Opal Zone: Richard Eddy
Oregon Sunstone: Judy & Jolene Brown
Oxcart Minerals: Hollis & Priscilla Oxley
Pacific NW Jade & Gems: Dennis & Pam Hall
Paleo-Enterprises: Doug & Jeanette True
Ralph's Rocks: Ralph Branson
Ramrock Supplies: Jean Marshall
Rice NW Museum of Rocks & Minerals: Jane Guariniello
RK Enterprises: Ron Kellner
Robertson Rock Works: Tom Robertson
Rock & Wood Shop: Betty Warrenton
Rock Art: Gene & Sandra Hargrove
Rock-N-Gifts: Gerald & Joy Scarrow
Sagenite Man: Gary & Beckie Buss
Silver Streams: Steve Schultz
St. Paul Gems & Minerals: Luis De Lossantos
Sunstones & Such: Richard Bower
The Maple Tree: Terry & Sharlene Maple
Pick-N-Lick: Buddy & Myrna Bowers
West Coast Mining: Dale Huett and Linda Martin
- Emily Start - Wire Wrapping
- Rudy and Susan Appleby - Cabochon & Gem Carving
- Ruth Greening - Precious Metal Clay
- Africa John - Beads
- Karen Pyritz - Gem Setting
- Willamette Valley Miners - Gold Panning
- Mid-Willamette Faceters Guild - Faceting
- Walter Friday - Spheres
- Delta One Lapidary - Jerry Hughes - Hands on faceting and lapidary equipment
- Carol Cimolino - Intarsia
DISPLAY CASES - both competitive and non-competitive
Special section of Oregon Materials,
Hands-On Exhibits, Displays, Wheel of Fortune
LECTURES (full schedule with times will be posted soon)
Varied and interesting group of speakers including:
- Rudy Tscherniak from the Rice Museum - Zeolites of Oregon
(two lectures Western Oregon and Eastern Oregon)
- Janice & Joe Van Cura - Thundereggs - Oregon's State Rock
- Jeff Murray - Missoula Floods and How they Impacted the Face of Oregon
- Walter Wright - Petrified Wood Identification
(two lectures leading up to 2-day seminar)
- Additional information below on Fossil Lectures being held
<<Don't miss out on this great chance to see fossil collections that are rarely displayed>>
Fossil Displays Demonstrations Lectures Identification
The largest ever at a Federation Show
In conjunction with North American Research Group, (NARG)
- Guest Dignitaries:
- Dr. Orr, Retired Professor, University of Oregon and Curator of the Condon Museum
- Dr. Jeffrey Myer, Professor of Paleobotany, Western Oregon Univ., Monmouth
- Dr. Dave Taylor, Executive Director, Natural History Museum of the Northwest
- Fossil Displays
- Tom Bones Clarno Nut Collection
- A collection of Willamette Flora Formation Eocene Fossil Leaves
provided by Dr. J. Myers, WOU
- Mammoth Park Pleistocene Fossils (provided by Dr. W. Orr)
Woodburn Paleoarchaeological Project
- Oregon Fossil Formations
Display Cases exhibiting the fossils of Oregon by Formations including original fossils and narratives on formations.
- Lectures by: (schedule will be posted soon)
- Dr. William Orr, University of Oregon
- The Mineralogy of Fossils
- Dr. Jeffery Myers - Paleobotany Professor, Western Oregon University
- Paleoclimatology of Oregon as Determined by Studies in Paleobotony
- Metasequoia in Oregon: Just Passing Through
- Metasequoia occidentalis (Newberry) Chaney - the fossil Dawn Redwood is one of the most common Oligocene to Miocene plant fossils found in Oregon. Oregon possesses neither the oldest nor the youngest North American occurrence of the fossil, yet it reaches its greatest North American abundance here and elsewhere in the Northwest. The extant Metasequoia glyptostroboides Miki 1941 has a natural occurrence limited to the southern Chinese highlands, to which it was apparently restricted by ice age cold. The plant thrives in warm temperate, moist environments that were widespread throughout coastal western North America during the middle Tertiary, following the Greenhouse-Icehouse climate transition. Subsequently the distribution of Metasequoia in North America was restricted by cooling temperature at the north end of its range, and increasing summer drought in the south. The last holdout of the plant in North America was in the wet temperate forests of coastal British Columbia during the late middle Miocene. A similar pattern of changing distribution is mirrored by many other plant groups, including Pseudotsuga (Douglas Fir). Most of these plants are today either endemic to Southeast Asia, as is Metasequoia, or most diverse there with a few close relatives in western North America.
This talk will introduce the features of the modern plant and discuss its ecological tolerances, then will discuss the pattern and driving forces of the plants changing distribution in western North America.
- Andrew Bland - NARG
- Fossil Decapods of the Northwest - Collection, Preparation and Preservation
- Dr. Dave Taylor
- Jurassic Ammonites of Oregon
- Guy DiTorrice - Educator
- Fossil Collecting on the Oregon Coats
- Fossil Demonstrations
Fossil Preparation and Identification
- Dr. Jeff Myers will be available on Friday to identify fossil plants
- Dr. Bill Orr will be available on Saturday to identify fossil animals.
Petrified Wood Identification
After the Show on Monday and Tuesday, Walt Wright will be presenting a seminar on Petrified Wood Identification at the Holiday Inn Express. Limited space available so sign-up early. Cost is $40.
For more information contact Dan Groah at 503-873-6930 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download Walt Wright Flyer here.
Limited RV camping on site, with other camping nearby. Due to other activities scheduled at the fair grounds all camping reservations will need to be made directly with the fairgrounds, 1-800-858-2005.
The KOA is about 10 minutes away, KOA reservations can be made online or by calling 541-967-8521. We have arranged for group rates; use NWRock as the group name.The other RV park right next to the fairgrounds is the Knox Butte RV 541-928-9033.
There are two motels with-in walking distance, the Holiday Inn Express and the Comfort Suites.
A group rate is available at the Holiday Express, 541-928-8820 use NFMS as the group name.
We are planning some great displays of Oregon treasures and have already secured several speakers to present a wide assortment of programs and lectures for you to enjoy.
INFORMATION ON WILLAMETTE VALLEY AND OREGON:
Albany is located about 20 miles south of Salem, Oregon's State Capital. Salem is located in the center of the Willamette Valley about 45 miles south of Portland and 45 miles north of Eugene. The Pacific Ocean and the Cascade mountains are also only about an hours drive away.
Links to information on the Willamette Valley and Oregon.
- Albany Visitor Center - Info on the community, recreation, historic, lodging, dining, events and maps.
- Albany Chamber of Commerce
- Salem Chamber of Commerce
- Salem Convention and Information Center
- City of Salem
- Oregon Bluebook Online - contains info on Oregon - parks and recreation, travel, camping, arts, media, science/technology, history, economy.
- Willamette Valley - presented by Travel Oregon - roads, weather, and calendar of events, with links to other areas in the state.
Willamette Valley Attractions
Central Oregon - Bend, Sisters, Prineville, Madras . . .
- Web Trail - Travel Page including Oregon History
Oregon State Parks - State website for reservations at all state parks
Other sites of interest:
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