Panorama Gem

Rock Hounding in Northeast Washington

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January 30th, 2023
  • Recent Postings
  • 2023 Post Blogs
    We are pleased to announce our clubs upcoming 2023 annual Rock and Mineral Show at Colville Fair Grounds, 317 West Astor, Colville, WA, on March 10th 9:00 am to 6:00 pm & 11th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.Admission is always free and a great day to spend with the family! Come early and stay […]
  • Marcus Ciderfest 2022
    October 1st from 9 AM to 5 PM, Saturday Panorama Gem & Mineral Club are planning on being at the Marcus Ciderfest in a big way. Club has many rocks & mineral to sell and games to play once again this year. Plus members will have booths along with us and a opportunity to pick […]
  • Panorama Gem & Mineral Club announces upcoming annual Rock Show
  • MARCUS CIDERFEST
    IT WAS A WONDERFUL FUN DAY VISITING WITH PEOPLE THAT PASSED BY THE BOOTH. ALL FUNDS RECEIVED FROM THIS EVENT GO TO SUPPORT OUR SCHOLARSHIP FUND GREAT TIME AND LOTS OF FUND AT THE CLUBS BOOTH WITH ALL THE HELP FROM MEMBERS. We had a Raffle to giveaway “one trailer (similar to the one in […]
  • Panorama Gem & Mineral Club
    Rockhounding in the Northeast Washington Field Trip to Jim Creek We hiked up to Site #1 to see if we could find any Galena in White Marble Rocks with Jim Peters Sheila Stratton at the bottom of Site #1 looking for the best spot to find Galena in the white crystalline marble. Trail to Site […]
  • DNR Story Maps
    The Washington State Department of Natural Resources has a new “story map” series online that shows places to rockhound in Washington. https://www.dnr.wa.gov/rockhounding It also spells out the rules you should take into consideration for State, Federal and private land. Click on the Mineral and Fossil map option. The little spots on the map show collecting […]
  • Field Trips and Newsletters
    The newsletters for May and June are now online.  Check the 2018 newsletter page for links.  Use the search function to find topics in previous newsletters. There is a field trip scheduled to the LeFarge Quarry for Trilobites on Saturday July 28th.  Meet at the Tiger Store at the intersection of Hwy 20 and Hwy […]
  • Act Now to Save Fossil Collecting
    New over-restrictive regulations are threatening the rights of anyone to collect fossils and limiting research which has been mainly driven by discovories by amatures over the past 100 years.  Please comment here: https://www.savefossilcollecting.org/ https://www.savefossilcollecting.org/
  • Field Trip to Horseshoe Mountain
  • Aventurine on Happy Hill
  • Tucson Mineral Show Report
    I just stumbled on this “live” report going on every day from the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.  If you wonder what it is like down there, check this out: http://www.mindat.org/article.php/2315/Tucson+2016+-+Live+reports+day+3
  • Oppose New National Monuments in California
    Reports Indicate that the President May Move to Make Designations in the California Desert Despite legislation moving in both Houses of Congress, there are rumors that the Administration is considering National Monument designations in the California Desert. Please Take Action now to send an email urging the President NOT to move forward with these designations! ARRA […]
  • Forest Service Plans to Destroy Roads in Oregon
    The US Forest Service has recommended the destruction of 1,261 miles of roads in Union, Baker, Wallowa and Northern Grant Counties at the expressed concern of the people of Eastern Oregon. Link attached to maps is below, any road in red have been recommended for destruction. We have named each map with a geographic area […]
  • Mining vs Sage-Grouse on BLM Land
    Message from Hidemi Kira, NFMS President: To ALAA Members and Rockhounds in the Pacific Northwest, The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is holding a series of public meetings across the west to gather information on a proposal to withdraw lands determined to be crucial to the survival of the greater sage-grouse from location and entry under […]
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2023 Post Blogs

January 30th, 2023

We are pleased to announce our clubs upcoming 2023 annual Rock and Mineral Show at Colville Fair Grounds, 317 West Astor, Colville, WA, on March 10th 9:00 am to 6:00 pm & 11th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Admission is always free and a great day to spend with the family! Come early and stay late. We will have a food venue to take care of those hungry person wanting refreshments during your stay.
Plenty of Rock and Gem vendors to fill your eyes of Local Treasures.

Below you will find and interesting article regarding our Show last year 2022.

Marcus Ciderfest 2022

September 23rd, 2022

October 1st from 9 AM to 5 PM, Saturday

Panorama Gem & Mineral Club are planning on being at the Marcus Ciderfest in a big way. Club has many rocks & mineral to sell and games to play once again this year. Plus members will have booths along with us and a opportunity to pick up some treasurers.

For the details about the Marcus Ciderfest click on this link: https://www.marcusciderfest.com/about.html

Last year we raffled off over a cord of wood to two different winners each. Come by to see what we have this year or just to say howdy!

Visit our page from last year’s event here: Marcus Ciderfest 2021

MARCUS CIDERFEST

October 8th, 2021

IT WAS A WONDERFUL FUN DAY VISITING WITH PEOPLE THAT PASSED BY THE BOOTH.

ALL FUNDS RECEIVED FROM THIS EVENT GO TO SUPPORT OUR SCHOLARSHIP FUND

GREAT TIME AND LOTS OF FUND AT THE CLUBS BOOTH WITH ALL THE HELP FROM MEMBERS.

We had a Raffle to giveaway “one trailer (similar to the one in the photo) load of Firewood to the WINNER” for $1.00

Gene Fisher one of our members Donated from trees on his property.

We had various pieces of rock items for sale that had been donated to the club from members collections.

We had lots of help from members coming during the day and volunteering to give everyone a break, but also to pickup on some special rocks deals that caught their eye.

Our Wheel of Rock was a big hit with not only the kids for $0.25 a spin, but also the adult kids.

Every Spin was guaranteed to be a winner!

It was such a big hit that we ended up running out of polished rocks before the day was over!

Panorama Gem & Mineral Club

October 7th, 2021

Rockhounding in the Northeast Washington

Field Trip to Jim Creek


Site #1

We hiked up to Site #1 to see if we could find any Galena in White Marble Rocks with Jim Peters


Sheila Stratton at the bottom of Site #1 looking for the best spot to find Galena in the white crystalline marble.


Trail to Site #2 for Galena Samples was very difficult to reach from all debris blocking the path