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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.
December 2016
Workshop Status and Christmas Party

December 2016

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.
November 2016
Flint Knapping and Field Trips

November 2016

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.
October 2016
Flint Knapping and Field Trips

October 2016

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.
September 2016
50th Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewellery Show & Sale

September 2016

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 2016
Auction Time

June 2016

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.
May 2016
Ready for Summer

May 2016

This month's presentations: Show and Tell, Basic Geology for Rockhounds. This summer's field trips.
April 2016
AGM, Rock Swap and Field Trips

April 2016

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.
March 2016
AGM and Other Big Events Coming Up

March 2016

New workshop sales area. Upcoming Gem Show presentation. Speccial guests from CGGA at next MIG meeting. Annual General Meeting in April. Planned field trips.
February 2016
Call of the Cabonga Reservoir

February 2016

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.
January 2016
Big January Auction

January 2016

Thanks for the Christmas Party! The auction themes will feature cutting rough, mineral specimens and hopefully more contributions from the Silversmith Group, Carvers and faceters. The Precambrian in Canada. Stonehenge.