Explore the Geology of Ottawa-Gatineau
Post-show thanks to all of the volunteers, partners and vendors. Geoheritage Day - Explore the Geology of Ottawa-Gatineau. October birthstones tourmaline and opal. Christmas pot-luck preparation.
51st Annual Gem, Mineral & Jewellery Show and Sale
Preparations for the show -- volunteers are needed! MIG: Santa Man Rai presents geology of the Himalayas. Cabonga Field Trip Sept. 1-3. Craigmont Field Trip Sept. 9. Explore the Geology of Ottawa-Gatineau with Carleton University Earth Sciences. September birthstone sapphire.
Bonus Summer Issue
Auction highlights. Canada 150 themed presentation at the Ottawa Public Library Greenboro Branch. Mineral ID workshop hosted by MIG. Craigmont field trip planned. Cabonga field trip planned. Sesula Mineral & Gem Museum. July & August birthstones.
Get Ready for Summer Rockhounding
MIG Presentation: The Grenville Orogen in Ontario. Field Trips. Meet the Gem Show crew. June birthstones.
Election Results. Preparation for the Gem Show. The Opal deposits of Magdalena Mexico: Diary of an Amateur Opal Hound. Collecting in Tanzania. Field Trips -- CCFMS, Cabonga. May Birthstone: Emerald.
AGM and Rock Swap
April is our Annual General Meeting and Election of Officers. Rock Swap. Opal Deposits of Magdalena Mexico, presented on April 17. Field Trips. April Birthstone - Diamond. Get ready for the 51st Gem Show Sept. 16-17.
Wealth of Information
Show and Tell at the next general meeting. Executive committee positions up for election at AGM in April. Composition of ilmenite from the Catoca kimberlite. Diavik Diamond Mine. Aquamarine and Bloodstone. Joggins Fossil Cliffs.
All About Rockhounding
Get ready for the Annual General Meeting and Executive Committee elections in April -- nominations being accepted now. Presentation about the Cabonga Field Trip. Mineral collecting in Myanmar. Rockhounding in Nova Scotia. February birthstone: amethyst. Opal Hunting Trip in Mexico.
Auction, Collecting Guides and Obsidian Mines
Electrical inspection passed. Auction date set. MIG presentation "Gem Minerals from Diamond to Opal". Mineral Collecting Guide available. Caucasus: Discovery of the first prehistoric obsidian mines. January birthstone garnet.
Workshop Status and Christmas Party
Electrical inspection means workshop must be re-done. Chrismtas pot luck party December 10, with raffle prizes and mini-auction. Labradorite. Birthstones. Earth's oldest crystals.
Flint Knapping and Field Trips
Workshop will be re-organized to meet fire regualations. Summary of presentation about Newfoundland by J. Latham. Field trips for 2017 in planning stages. Christmas party December 10. Fossilized dinosaur brain. Geology of Niagara Escarpment.
Flint Knapping and Field Trips
Flint Knapping demonstration at University of Ottawa. MIG Presentation: Laws of Mineral Collecting. Field trip to Miller property. World's second largest meteorite discovered. Ancient Egyptian fossils.
50th Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewellery Show & Sale
Gem Show Sept.24-24 at Carleton Unviversity Fieldhouse. Mineral Interest Group presentation "Geology of the Himalayas". Cabonga field trip update. Quebec's first diamond mine prepares to start. Public art competition for MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais.
June Auction! Generous donations to the club. MIG Presentation: Basic Geology for Rockhounds, part 2. Subterranean Worlds of Mesoamerica. Upcoming field trips. New workshop code of conduct.
Ready for Summer
This month's presentations: Show and Tell, Basic Geology for Rockhounds. This summer's field trips.
AGM, Rock Swap and Field Trips
Annual General Meeting and election of the Executive Committee members. Barter machinery and stone at the workshop. Field trip to Cabonga August 19-21. MacDonald Mine near Bancroft April 23. MIG presents museums in North America. Gem Show needs your help. Thanks to Gina Bielinski for her generous donation. Colin’s Rock Garage Sale April 16, 9am - 2pm. Lapidary liquidation sale April 30 and May 1st.
AGM and Other Big Events Coming Up
New workshop sales area. Upcoming Gem Show presentation. Speccial guests from CGGA at next MIG meeting. Annual General Meeting in April. Planned field trips.
Call of the Cabonga Reservoir
New stones available for sale at the workshop. Gem Show update. MIG welcomes micromounters. Upcoming presentation on the Cabonga Reservoir by Kerry Day. Focus on blue calcite and feldspar.