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Latest news and announcements from the Rice Northwest Rock and Mineral Museum.

Rice NW Museum to exhibit at the Portland Regional Gem and Mineral Show plus two other venues

This is a busy week for the Rice NW Museum. Rockhounds, mineral enthusiasts and teachers can find us at one of three different events this coming Columbus Day weekend. Portland Regional Gem and Mineral Show October 10 – 12, 2014 The Rice NW Museum will be in attendance at the Portland Regional Gem & Mineral …

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Rice NW Museum honored for educational exhibits at the 2014 Denver Gem & Mineral Show

Thousands of people attended the Denver Gem & Mineral Show held the second weekend in September each year in Denver, Colorado. The theme of this year’s show was near and dear to the heart of the Rice NW Museum and Oregonian rockhounds: Agate. Agates are found in many places in Oregon and are well represented …

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Fluorescent Mineral Display at the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals.

Fluorescent Mineral Society Annual Meeting

The Rice Museum would like to welcome the Northwest chapter of the Fluorescent Mineral Society to our facility for their annual meeting. In honor of their meeting, we have improved our own fluorescent display in the Rainbow Gallery by replacing lights and filters to make our fluorescents truly shine. Come by to see the improvement.

34th Annual Portland Regional Gem and Mineral Show in Hillsboro

The 2014 Portland Regional Gem Mineral Show Association is the 34th Annual event hosted by the Portland Regional Gem and Mineral Association October 10-12, 2014. This is one of the largest rock, gem, and mineral shows in the Pacific Northwest, bringing together over 40 dealers and hundreds of exhibits. There will be demonstrations, lectures, workshops, …

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New Executive Director and Curator

The Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals is proud to announce Julian Gray as the new Executive Director for the museum, and Leslie Moclock as the new curator. The news was reported in the Hillsboro Argus and Oregon Live and the Oregonian.

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