The Central Oregon Rock Collectors (CORC) are a group of diverse individuals interested in collecting rocks and minerals and increasing their knowledge and enjoyment of their hobby.
Our rock club serves the Central Oregon communities of Bend, Redmond, Madras, Prineville, Sisters, Sunriver, La Pine, and beyond. We welcome guests and new members to our monthly meetings!
The club meets on the third Wednesday of every month from March through October at the OSU Extension Service Building, 3800 SE Airport Way Bldg. 3 “The Annex”, Redmond, OR at 6:00 PM with the exception of August when CORC has its annual picnic. In November, CORC has its annual holiday party. The club does not meet from December through February. (See CORC Newsletter for meeting details)
Monthly meetings include a discussion of organized field trips, club business and door prize drawings for donated rocks and minerals. New members and guests are always welcome!
Rockhounding Field Trips are on the weekend. For upcoming field trips, see the club newsletter where you will find specific details. Trips have included:
– Glass Butte for obsidian
– Collecting petrified wood at Bear Creek
– Collecting thunder eggs in the Ochocos
– Guided tour of the Wildcat and Crooked River calderas with Ochoco National Forest geologist
– Multi-day trips collecting sunstones in Plush, Oregon and Virgin Valley opal in Nevada
Annual membership dues are only $20 for individuals, $25 for household, and $5 for juniors.
Membership is required for field trips and access to the club claim. In addition, members receive a monthly newsletter which covers general information regarding club activities along with specific details regarding field trips, special events and monthly presentations.
CORC was recently featured on the Central Oregon Daily News “Get Outside” segment. Please check out the video to see what we are all about!