Purpose: To promote interest in the wonders of nature and in particular, rocks, gems, minerals, and fossils. To conduct field trips for exploration and collection. To encourage as wide participation as possible in the “Rock Hound” hobby and the many activities that go with it.

The Owyhee Gem and Mineral Society was established in 1938 at the College of Idaho in Caldwell, Idaho.

We are also affiliated with the Northwest Federation of Mineralogical Societies and with the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies.

Click this link to see in a Map form, where all of our Members live across the United States.