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February 2020
Rock Steady: How to Stabilize Stones

February 2020

Upcoming AGM and Rock Swap; Book Review: "The second kind of impossible"; Silversmith Course; Stabilizing Stones
January 2020
Stonehenge!

January 2020

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.
December 2019
Giving Back to the Club

December 2019

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
November 2019
Wonders of Canada

November 2019

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
October 2019
Mineral Perspectives

October 2019

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.
September 2019
53rd Annual Gem, Mineral & Jewellery Show & Sale

September 2019

Call for Volunteers. Calling all OLMC Makers! Southern Ontario Paleozoic Rocks
June 2019
Hot Summer Issue

June 2019

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.
May 2019
New Workshop Location

May 2019

Move to 190-1C Colonnade Road. Upcoming AGM. Upcoming Gem Show. "Ridiculously rare" gemstones found in Northern Canada.
March 2019
East Central Ontario Minerals

March 2019

Move delayed - no meetings until May. East Central Ontario Minerals. Azurite.
February 2019
Optical Principals

February 2019

Info on the new studio location. MIG Presentation: Dr. Fred Gaidies. Wire Tree of Life. Basic Optical Principles for Gemology.
January 2019
New Year, New Fees, New Space?

January 2019

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.
December 2018
Christmas Party, Ready for 2019

December 2018

Christmas Party Pot Luck. Membership Renewal Reminder. Carbon Dioxide Sink Invented. 100,000 Soldiers of Trabuc Caves
November 2018
A Visit to the Kingston Lapidary Club

November 2018

General Meeting: Metal Magic; MIG Meeting: Northern Vietnam; Christmas Party Preparation; Carvers Welcome! Kingston Field Trip; Morenci Mine.
October 2018
Final Field Trips Before Snow

October 2018

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!
September 2018
Gem Show

September 2018

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.
June 2018
Auction and Fieldtrips

June 2018

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
May 2018
Show and Tell

May 2018

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.
April 2018
Need Rock Will Travel - Fieldtrips

April 2018

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 2018
Salty!

March 2018

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.
February 2018
Tools of Lapidary

February 2018

Alain Simard presents home-made machinery. Innovation in Action - Dominic Olivieri. Tectonic events that created Canadian sapphires. Queries on Quartz.
January 2018
Auction and Prep for 2018

January 2018

January Auction. MIG Presentation: Major Changes in Mineral Collecting. Christmas Party photos. Helmet of a Forgotten Past. Early copper alloys.
December 2017
Gems and Minerals from the Desert to the Arctic

December 2017

Thanks for donations to the club. Christmas Party Dec. 16. MIG news. Saint-Leonard Cave. Regarding Niobium. December birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon, and Turquoise.
November 2017
Gems and Minerals from the Desert to the Arctic

November 2017

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.
October 2017
Explore the Geology of Ottawa-Gatineau

October 2017

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.
September 2017
51st Annual Gem, Mineral & Jewellery Show and Sale

September 2017

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.
July 2017
Bonus Summer Issue

July 2017

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.
June 2017
Get Ready for Summer Rockhounding

June 2017

MIG Presentation: The Grenville Orogen in Ontario. Field Trips. Meet the Gem Show crew. June birthstones.
May 2017
Opals!

May 2017

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.
April 2017
AGM and Rock Swap

April 2017

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.
March 2017
Wealth of Information

March 2017

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.
February 2017
All About Rockhounding

February 2017

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.
January 2017
Auction, Collecting Guides and Obsidian Mines

January 2017

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.