Calling All Rockhounds!

Rockhounding Oregon - Book by Lars W. JohnsonOur very own “Rock Star,” Lars Johnson will be signing his book, Rockhounding Oregon at Johnsons Home & Garden

Friday – August 9th, 10am to 4pm.

The book is a Guide to the State’s Best Rockhounding Sites.

Born and raised in Kent, Washington, Lars W. Johnson’s passion for absorbing geologic beauty developed early when the family took a trip south to Portland, Oregon, just in time to catch Mount St. Helens erupt in 1980. Decades, and countless discovery trips later, Lars opened a retail rock shop and organized many field trips, inspiring enthusiasm and inclusivity to those new to rockhounding and a renewed curiosity for locating, collecting, and sharing experiences that seasoned “rockhounds” could appreciate.

A blog quickly spawned to share his accumulated rockhounding information ( and exploring, writing, mapping, and cataloging became his focus. Lars belongs to several rockhounding clubs, including The Northwest Diehard Rockhounds.