8 January 2020

Regular Members’ Monthly Meeting
8 January 2020 (Wednesday)

Collecting Minerals
Speaker:Sam Yung Leung Yuen
Language:Cantonese

Sam will speak about collecting and his experiences over a lifelong interest in mineralogy. This interest led to the formation of The Mineralogy Society of Hong Kong in 2004 together with Anthea Strickland. Sam always tries to help members understand and appreciate natural minerals and crystals. He also has a superb collection of photographs of selected specimens taken by specialist mineral photographers from the USA and Japan.
The talk will be in Cantonese.

12 December 2019

Regular Members’ Monthly Meeting
12 December 2019 (Thursday)

All About Diamonds
Speaker: Prof. Vincent Wong
Language: English

Vincent has prepared a presentation and talk about diamonds for us. This follows the talks by Dr Petra Bach on the origins of minerals and on Meteorites by Vincent. Members, geologists and gemmologists will find the talk comprehensive and well-illustrated covering cosmic, natural, treated natural and synthetic diamonds.
The talk will be in English.

14 November 2019

Regular Members’ Monthly Meeting
14 November 2019 (Thursday)


The Geology and Culture of Papua New Guinea
Speaker : Michael Tracy
Language : English

Michael has recently returned from an assignment in Papua New Guinea and we are pleased to have him back attending meetings and activities. Michael will speak about this interesting part of our world which has produced some stunning crystals of gold. These gold specimens mostly originated from the Mt. Kare gold rush of Papua New Guinea in the late 1980’s.
Michael is a qualified and practicing geologist and a keen mineral photographer. The talk will be in English.

10 October 2019

***CANCELLED***

Due to the current uncertain situation, we have cancelled the October member’s meeting.We apologise for any inconvenience. 

Regular Members’ Monthly Meeting
10 October 2019 (Thursday)


Mineral Collecting
Speaker: Sam Yung
Language: Cantonese

Sam is one of the most experienced and active mineral collector in Hong Kong. With many years of hard work, he has grown a large collection of top quality specimens. In this talk, Sam will speak about collecting minerals drawing upon his experiences.He will share how to effectively collect and organize a collection. Also he will briefly introduce the current trends in mineral collecting from two points of view: size and price. He will use several examples to illustrate how to select and appreciate a specimen. This is a valuable chance to learn about our mineral hobby from a professional collector so don’t miss this talk!
The talk will be in Cantonese.

12 September 2019

Regular Members’ Monthly Meeting
12 September 2019 (Thursday)


North England Trip Report
Speaker: David Clayton and Trudy Kwong
Language: English

We will be given pictorial and geological reports covering the trip arranged and led by David that was undertaken by our members in June, who will also present specimens which they collected. Come along and learn about the group’s experiences and discoveries.

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.