The Pacific NW is a region that extends from Northern California through Oregon, Washington and British Columbia, and inland to Idaho. The land we see today in the Pacific NW is the result of the breakup and collision of giant continents, the rise and fall of ancient ocean basins and lakes, uplift and wearing down of mountain ranges, floods of molten lava, and continental glaciers of the Ice Ages. The sedimentary deposits from the ancient lakes and seabeds that covered the Pacific NW provide a rich fossil record dating back more than 500 million years.
Mt. Hood Rock Club (501-3C non-profit) was founded in 1952 for the purpose of bringing together those that have an interest in the collection and identification of rocks, gems, minerals, petrified wood and fossils.
My gallery that showcases talented senior artists as a means of partially supporting the development of local senior artistic talent, and the creation and implementation of programs of art and programs of art therapy aimed at the local senior community of the greater Portland area.
Greg Gentry, a 66-year-old retired dentist and jewelry artist, often includes fossils in pieces he sells through The Geezer Gallery.