Fellow Rockhounds,

Note:  Our 2021 Rock and Gem Show has been cancelled due to the pandemic. 

The College of Idaho has closed until May 17th. OGMS monthly club meetings are suspended for March and April. The third Wednesday of May is the 20th and we will have a meeting then as long as the College allows outside gatherings. Our scheduled field trips will continue as outlined on our website. It is easy enough to keep a 6 foot distance from each other which follows guidelines for beating the Corona virus. Our monthly newsletters will continue though they may be more condensed than normal.  If you would like to help out our editor Margaret with some informational articles so we can keep our interaction going it will be well received.  We appreciate all your cooperation throughout these trying times.  If you have any questions please visit the web site and look at board member contact info.  Feel Free to contact any of us as you need.  Hang in there and we will all get through this together!! 


Respectfully Your,

OGMS Board

Willa Renken OGMS President 




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.