8 August 2019

Regular Members’ Monthly Meeting
8 August 2019 (Thursday)


Meteorite
Speaker:Dr. Vincent Wong
Language:English

Meteorite are the remains of a meteor – space rocks that entered and burned in the Earth’s atmosphere. They are the key building blocks of the planets in the solar system. Meteorites carry valuable information about the formation of the solar system. Some of them are nice collectable items.

11 July 2019

Regular Members’ Monthly Meeting
11 July 2019 (Thursday)

Fossil Collecting in the UK
Speaker: Ka-shing Cheung (KS)
Language: English

Last summer, KS, one of our longest standing members, had a vacation with his family in the UK. During the two-week trip, they visited four fossil sites among other tourist attractions and travelled across a geological history spanning some 400 million years.
In the upcoming gathering, KS will share with you more about their preparation for the trip, the visits and their finds.
KS will also try to help you identify any unknown fossils in your collection, so be sure to bring them along.
The talk will be in English.

13 June 2019

Regular Members’ Monthly Meeting
13 June 2019 (Thursday)


Understanding the Largest Group of Minerals on Earth: The Silicates
Speaker:Derek Leung
Language:English/Cantonese

Silicates form the most diverse group of minerals on the Earth, owing to both the abundance of silicon and oxygen in the crust but equally importantly due to the polymerisation of silicates.
This talk will highlight two silicate groups, the chain silicates (inosilicates) and the sheet silicates (phyllosilicates). It will also explore the fundamental building blocks of silicates and their relation to crystallography.
Finally, we will see examples of transitional crystal structures from Derek’s current research on palygorskite group minerals.

9 May 2019

Regular Members’ Monthly Meeting
9 May 2019 (Thursday)

The Evolution of Minerals
Speaker: Dr. Petra Bach
Language : English

Petra is the curator of the Stephen Hui Geological
Museum at Hong Kong University. A trained geologist
and university lecturer, Petra is sure to provide us with an interesting talk relating to the origins of the minerals we collect and study.

19-20 April 2019

13th Hong Kong Mineral Fair
The Wonderful World of Minerals
19-20 April 2019 (Friday and Saturday)

The fair will be held at the auditorium of the BGCA, 3 Lockhart Road, conveniently situated in the heart of Wanchai, with easy access by MTR and other public transport, as well as having nearby bars and restaurants. There will be minerals, fossils, books and equipment for sale, and some beautiful minerals just to look at, with activities for all the family.

When:Friday and Saturday 19 – 20 April 2019, 10am to 7pm
Where:The Auditorium, 1/F the BGCA Building, 3 Lockhart Road, Wanchai

There is no need to book, just come along on the day.
Admission is free.

11 April 2019

Regular Members’ Monthly Meeting
11 April 2019 (Monday)


Gemstone Faceting Techniques in Hong Kong over the Past 40 Years
Speaker: Mr KM Cheung Kam Ming
Language: Cantonese

This interesting talk shall be conducted in Cantonese. It is the essence of KM’s lifetime experience in the gemstone industry.