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Members’ Meetings

Members’ Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month from 7 pm to 9 pm in room 704, the BGCA, 3 Lockhart Road, Wanchai.  The speaker’s presentation commences at 7:30 pm.  Visitors are welcome.  Please bring along your own specimens to show to other members or to sell (10% of the purchase price goes to the society).   

July members' meeting  14 September 2017

Poland Trip Report 

Speaker : Trudy Kwong Hiu Jing

Language : English

Trudy will provide us with a verbal and pictorial report covering the recent visit by twelve members to Poland and the Crystal Days Mineral Show. 

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Visit Fossil site   17 September 2017

Not everybody knows that Shenzhen bears a very old geological history that dates back to the Jurassic era.  Recent discovery of the so-called "First flower Fossil” – an ancient flower "Williamsoniella” was regarded as one of the most important paleo-botanical discoveries in the area.  

George Tsang and Matthew Chiu will jointly lead a day trip to Dapeng to visit the local fossil sites. The itinerary is as follows:

8:00 am, depart from Kowloon Tong bus station.
10:00 am, arrive at The First Flower Fossil and Meteorite show room.
11:00 am, visit the fossil recovery site and search for fossils along the beach, followed by a sea food lunch.
2:00 pm, visit Dapeng National Geological Museum. 
3:00 pm, depart for Xichong Jurassic coast where we will search for the footprints of dinosaurs. 
5:00 pm, leave Xichong for Luohu check point, arriving there at 6:00pm [Lo Wu]. 

The cost per person will be HK$530, which will include the lunch, entrance fee and transport from Kowloon Tong to Lo Wu.

Enrollment: Please inform Matthew Chiu (c4532matthew@yahoo.com) or Dougal Pitt (dougal.pitt@gmail.com).

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Field excursion trip to Jinlong Quartz Mine in Guangdong, China  

7th-8th October 2017 (Saturday-Sunday) 

Jinlong Quartz Mine is one of the most famous mines in China producing  classic hematite included quartz with blade-like hematite rosettes (iron roses), and sometime associated with the rare mineral helvite.  The mine is located at the northern border of Guangdong Province, which is a good and convenient place to experience a real rock-hounding journey.  

The trip will take two whole days, including an early departure from Hong Kong to Shenzhen, then to the nearest city LongChuan via a slow train.  We then drive to the mine and spend the afternoon collecting crystals.  At night the group will return to a LongChuan hotel and return to LoWu the next morning.

A detailed itinerary will be announced by email.  Interested members please inform SK Lai (kwong1318@netvigator.com) or Dougal Pitt (dougal.pitt@gmail.com) for details and reservation.

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The Mineralogy Society of Hong Kong Health & Safety Policy

The Mineralogy Society of Hong Kong acknowledges that exploration of old mine sites (both surface & underground) expose participants to potential and unforeseeable hazards where it is not possible to reduce all risks to zero. It is the policy of the Society to conduct its activities in a manner that does not put at risk the health and safety of its members, their guests and the general public.
The Society is committed to considering health and safety in planning field visits. This shall include the identification of hazards, implementing practical measures to eliminate or reduce risks and effective communication to participants.
Safety is the minimization of and management of risk in the context of the prevention of accidental exposure.  Simply, it is the act of concern and thoughtfulness for others.   
All members of the Society have a responsibility to themselves, one another and members of the public to behave in a health and safety conscious manner. 


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Book Sales

"A Handbook of Chinese Minerals" by Anthea Strickland.  HK$200.  Free delivery within Hong Kong.  
Please contact Anthea at anthea.str@gmail.com

"Mineral Collections in Hong Kong"
This is a special new book published by the Mineralogy Society of Hong Kong for the 10th anniversary of the mineral fair, which features 17 public and private collections in Hong Kong with great mineral photos.  A good book to peek into the culture of mineral collection in Hong Kong.  The book costs HK$200 and we are now accepting orders from members. Please contact Sam Yung (samyunghk@gmail.com) to place your order.

 
     
   
   
 
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