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.

 

 

 

 

8 April 2019

Extra Members’ Meeting
8 April 2019 (MONDAY)


Namibia: In search of desert landscapes, animals, birds and minerals
Speaker:Ian Strachan
Language:English

Members may remember Ian’s superb talk on Broken Hill last year. He returns to Hong Kong in April and will give us a talk following his travels to Namibia last year. Ian, who assists with curating the mineral collection of Museums Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, is extremely knowledgeable and a great speaker.

 

 

14 March 2019

March Members’ Monthly Meeting
14 March 2019 (Thursday)

From Plate Tectonics to Gemstone Formation
Speaker: Ms Trudy Kwong
Language: English

Plate tectonics is a theory that explains the structure of the Earth’s lithosphere and its associated geological phenomena. The relative plate motions create earthquakes, volcanic activities, and mountain belts along the plate boundaries. They are also directly related to the formation of gemstone deposits all over the world.

This talk will discuss the geological origin of common gemstones (jadeite, ruby, sapphire, and diamond), their tectonic settings, distribution, and geological significance.

22 February 2019

Annual General Meeting & Auction Dinner
22 February 2019 (Friday)

Our AGM and dinner will take place at the Kiangsu, Chekiang and Shanghai Residents’ Association in Central. In addition to the brief AGM agenda and election of the 2019 committee, Daniel Cheung and Leo Tang are planning a splendid dinner and exciting auction. More detail will be available through a MailChimp but as seats are limited to 30 persons do be sure to register for the dinner as soon as possible.