O t t a w a   L a p s m i t h  &  M i n e r a l   C l u b

OLMC Presentations
OLMC Design 2015, by Russ Black, presented 2015-09-10

Wire Wrapping

Steve Thompson Jewellers
Tristan Brine at Otherworld Treasures on MacArthur can fix up crystals to wear on a chain.
Andre Ruest of Pargem Designs does excellent work.
Jenn Abrams used to teach a wire wrapping course.

Mineral Collecting Law in Ontario

Visit the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines site to find out your rights and responsibilities as a hobbyist rockhounder.

Mineral Collecting Guides

These guides were created by the Mineral Interest Group, members of the Ottawa Lapsmith and Mineral Club.

Metal Detecting Guide

Ryan Mason provided this link to Jonathan Humes' guide: The Complete Resource Guide to Metal Detecting

Ottawa-Gatineau Geological Field Trips
Carleton University hosts Learning in Retirement Seminars, including geology courses.

Eastern Ontario Natural History Society
The society supports education on diverse topics in the natural science with a specific focus on deep time, the history of life and natural sciences. We aim to be valuable to all ages and experience levels from professional scientists to those who have noticed these things for the first time.

Niagara Peninsula Geological Society (NPGS)
The NPGS host many field trips around southern Ontario, and other places farther afield. They also have a Facebook page.

Palaeos Paleozoic
Just about anything you want to learn about fossils and the geological time scale. It should take about an era to go through this one...

Kingston Lapidary and Mineral Club
Provides a positive environment for local rockhounds, lapidary enthusiasts and silversmiths.

The Gem and Mineral Club of Scarborough
It aims to encourage and promote all aspects of the hobby of collecting and studying rocks, minerals and fossils and of pursuing all types of lapidary work, provide a forum for the free exchange of information and ideas regarding the hobby, and conserve natural resources.

Brantford Lapidary and Mineral Society
The society has monthly speakers, arranges field trips, and holds classes in lapidary.

The Sudbury Rock & Lapidary Society
The society has a fully equipped lapidary workshop for the use of the membership. During the fall and winter months, courses in lapidary arts and silver smithing are offered according to demand.

The Gem and Mineral Federation of Canada
Headquarted in Winfield, BC.

The Central Canadian Federation of Mineralogical Societies
Headquarted in Toronto, ON, is a non-profit federation of rock, mineral and lapidary clubs for hobbyists in central Canada.

Canadian Rockhound Magazine
An archive of issues of the now defunct "Canadian Rockhound Magazine" hosted by Library and Archives Canada.

Dirty Rockhounds
Message board for people interested in lapidary, mines, mineral identification, buying and selling.

The largest mineral database and mineralogy reference website on the internet. This site contains worldwide data on minerals, mineral collecting, mineral localities and other mineralogical information.

Mineral Identification
Google Android Application: Rock Identifier: Stone ID
Facebook group: mineral identification

US Career Institute - Geology
The web site has a collection of resources for learning about geology.

Panning/Prospecting Tools

A few people have called the workshop asking about prospecting suppliers or gold panning suppliers in the Ottawa area. Here are some resources: