10 September 2020

September Members’ Monthly Meeting (Provisional)
10 September 2020 (Thursday)

Hong Kong Geology in Pictures
Speaker:Prof. Vincent Wong

Providing that restrictions are lifted, our Members’ Meeting on Thursday 10 September will be held at Power A Space, 4/F, Tung Hip Commercial Building, 244-248 Des Voeux Road Central, Central.This popular topic will be presented by our popular speaker, Vincent Wong. Guaranteed to suit all members, keep the date in your diary and come along if we are permitted to hold the gathering.

Bring along minerals to show to or sell to other members. Your minerals will provide an opportunity for members to either learn about them or to purchase them.

9 July 2020

July Members’ Monthly Meeting – New venue!

Our Members’ Meeting on Thursday 9 July will be held at Power A Space, 4/F, Tung Hip Commercial Building, 244-248 Des Voeux Road Central, Central.

Zeolite Collecting in the Faroe Islands
Speaker :Luís Martins
Language : English

The speaker is our member Luís Martins, who will speak in English about the field trip taken by the “Sussex Mineral and Lapidary Society” to the Faroe Islands last August, where they collected a number of very interesting zeolites.The Faroe Islands, a self-governing archipelago that is part of the Kingdom of Denmark, are of volcanic origin. They were built over a period of a few million years, about 55 million years ago in mid Paleogene times, when Europe and Greenland started to separate to open up what became the Northeast Atlantic Ocean.Luís has contributed to clubs in the UK with some talks on pegmatites and Portuguese mineral localities. He is here in Hong Kong with a multinational company and we are happy to have him as a relatively new member.We look forward to finally meeting up again on Thursday 9th July when we shall also hold the draw for the prizes for the four quizzes that were held by Google Form.

8 January 2020

Regular Members’ Monthly Meeting
8 January 2020 (Wednesday)

Collecting Minerals
Speaker:Sam Yung Leung Yuen

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


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.