My Own Private Studio
Workshop News; Show Cancellations; Photo Essay: My Own Private Studio; Hạ Long Bay.
Lapidary in Isolation
Quarantine Actions; Gem Show Volunteers; Found Piece of Lost Continent; Regarding Obisidan; Used Equipment for Sale.
Rock Steady: How to Stabilize Stones
Upcoming AGM and Rock Swap; Book Review: "The second kind of impossible"; Silversmith Course; Stabilizing Stones
President's Message; In Memorium: Jo Stinson; OLMC Auction; MIG Presentation: Willow Wight presents Namibia; EONS Presentation: Hanika Rizo presents "From Molten Magma to Modern World"; Stonehenge! by Vicki Jasperse; Cobalt Mines Growing in Value.
Giving Back to the Club
President's Message: please think of volunteering; Christmas Party details; Review of workshop fees; Israel's Stalagmites Have Climate Stories to Tell; Gift Suggestions for Rock Hounds and Geologiests
Wonders of Canada
General Meeting Nov. 16, 1-4 pm: "Identifying Minerals". MIG Meeting Nov. 18: "Myanmar: Treasures from a land time forgot". Christmas Party Announcment. Workshop News. Field trip: Fishscale Peristerite. The Wonders of Canada
Gem Minerals Harder than Quartz. Time from a Mineral Perspective. Post-show wrap up. Library news. Fieldtrips: Kaladar, Quadeville and Peristerite occurence. Northern Ontario Minerals.
53rd Annual Gem, Mineral & Jewellery Show & Sale
Call for Volunteers. Calling all OLMC Makers! Southern Ontario Paleozoic Rocks
Hot Summer Issue
Workshop status. Request for volunteers for the Gem Show. Request for member crafts to sell at the Gem Show. Minerals of Grenville Province. Fieldtrip to Perth Peristerite Site. Plastic Pollution Colonizing Madeira.
New Workshop Location
Move to 190-1C Colonnade Road. Upcoming AGM. Upcoming Gem Show. "Ridiculously rare" gemstones found in Northern Canada.
East Central Ontario Minerals
Move delayed - no meetings until May. East Central Ontario Minerals. Azurite.
Info on the new studio location. MIG Presentation: Dr. Fred Gaidies. Wire Tree of Life. Basic Optical Principles for Gemology.
New Year, New Fees, New Space?
Search for a new studio location. January auction. MIG Presentation on Central Metasedimentary Belt by Dr. Hanmer. Membership renewal reminder and new fees. Þrídrangaviti Lighthouse. The Old Man of Storr.
Christmas Party, Ready for 2019
Christmas Party Pot Luck. Membership Renewal Reminder. Carbon Dioxide Sink Invented. 100,000 Soldiers of Trabuc Caves
A Visit to the Kingston Lapidary Club
General Meeting: Metal Magic; MIG Meeting: Northern Vietnam; Christmas Party Preparation; Carvers Welcome! Kingston Field Trip; Morenci Mine.
Final Field Trips Before Snow
General Meeting presentation: Town of Parrsboro; MIG Meeting presentation: Mir Diamond Mine; Fieldtrips: Quadeville, Kaladar; Informtion on Quadeville East Beryl Mine Site; Gem Show Wrap up - Thanks everyone!
Gem show news and volunteer meetings. Fieldtrip to Craigmont September 8. MIG Meeting: The William Pinch Collection at the Canadian Museum of Nature. How Nature creates spherical boulders. Tips for Gem Show visitors.
Auction and Fieldtrips
General Meeting: Auction. MIG Meeting: Talk on Tourmalines. Obituary: Domenic Olivieri. How "new" Material MOFs. Field Trip for fish scale peristerite. Amethyst Mines in Thunder Bay, ON
Show and Tell
General Meeting: Show and Tell. MIG Meeting at Museum of Nature. Field Trip for fish scale peristerite. Spring Fossil Trip by Kevid Kidd. Scouts' Rock Display Boxes. Gem Show info. Rodadero Slides.
Need Rock Will Travel - Fieldtrips
Annual General Meeting and rock swap. MIG Presentation: "Trekking across Cambodia" by Doctor Piilonen. Planned field trips for 2018. Gem and Mineral Show request for volunteers.
March Meeting: Tuscon 2018 Mineral Show. MIG: Gems and Minerals in Russia. Walker Club March Meeting (Toronto). Mines Seleine: Quebec's only salt mine. 2018 Gem, Mineral and Jewellery Show & Sale.
Tools of Lapidary
Alain Simard presents home-made machinery. Innovation in Action - Dominic Olivieri. Tectonic events that created Canadian sapphires. Queries on Quartz.
Auction and Prep for 2018
January Auction. MIG Presentation: Major Changes in Mineral Collecting. Christmas Party photos. Helmet of a Forgotten Past. Early copper alloys.
Gems and Minerals from the Desert to the Arctic
Thanks for donations to the club. Christmas Party Dec. 16. MIG news. Saint-Leonard Cave. Regarding Niobium. December birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon, and Turquoise.
Gems and Minerals from the Desert to the Arctic
Philippe Belley presents "Gems and Minerals from the Desert to the Arctic" at the next General Meeting. Santa Man Rai presents "The Tourmaline of the Himalayas" at the next Mineral Interest Group meeting. All about Hematite. Birthstones topaz and citrine. Field Trip recap. Christmas Party pot luck in December. Jewellery/Silversmithing workshops at FM Silversmithing Studio.
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.