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Members’ Meetings

 June Members’ Monthly Meeting   

14 June 2018 (Thursday)  

Our regular 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 talk commences at approximately 7:30 pm. Visitors are always welcome.  

You are encouraged to bring minerals, related equipment and books & magazines to show to or sell to other members and visitors.  The material that you bring along to our meetings provides an opportunity for members and visitors to purchase minerals and books or simply a chance to observe and learn about the material.   

Quartz – The World’s Timekeeper

Speaker  : Anthea Strickland 

Language  : English  

Powerpoint in English

The almost universal use of quartz in today's watches and clocks depends on the mineral's special symmetry and one special property.  This talk looks at the timekeeper in terms of its crystal structure, and how it compares with other types of clock.

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Member’s Workshop: Mineral Photography   

16 June 2018 (Saturday)   

Michael Tracy will conduct a mineral photography workshop in Room 503, BGCA from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Members will be instructed how to take improved photographs of their minerals using simple cameras including smart phones and devices from around the home to improve imagery. This workshop is restricted to 20 persons to provide hands on activity.  Please register with Sonia (sonia_mineral@yahoo.com) by 8th June 2018.

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Mineralogy Society’s Facebook Page and Group

Our society has opened a facebook page for event announcements, and we will soon open a facebook group for members and friends to join in and share information and photos, or just to chat among members and ask questions.  

Please bookmark our Facebook page :  www.facebook.com/minsochk and join in. 

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Submitting articles and photos for the newsletter

If you have any information, articles or photos that you would like to share with our members, please feel free to submit them to our society newsletter.  Any materials related to minerals are welcome.  You can send them to our editor SK Lai or other committee members.  The submitted information will be published in the newsletter from time to time after suitable editing.

Also if you have any mineralogy-related questions, you can submit them to our editor or general society email info@minsochk.org, and we will try to answer.  For educational purposes, some of the questions may be published in the newsletter.

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Membership Renewal

We have had a good year, with many interesting talks, activities and field trips locally and overseas.  We value your participation, and look forward to an even better programme in 2018.  Memberships are due for renewal before 1st January.  
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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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