9 August 2018

August Members’Monthly Meeting
9 August 2018 (Thursday)

Ethiopia
Speaker:Prof. Vincent Wong
Language:English with some Cantonese

Vincent, an anthropologist and logistics professional, will deliver an account of his recent visit to Ethiopia. These presentations by Vincent are always entertaining and full of detail so be sure to mark down the date in your diary.

12 July 2018

July Members’Monthly Meeting
12 July 2018 (Thursday)

The Valuation Factors of Beautiful Gemstones
Speaker : Dr. Dominic Mok
Language : English / Cantonese

Dr. Mok, who is the founder and principal of the Asian Gemmological Institute & Laboratory Limited (AGIL), holds a Master’s Degree in Geology and a Fellowship of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain. Well known to many of our members, Dominic will speak about the attributes of a mineral that result in it being labelled a gem.

16 June 2018

MINERAL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
ROOM 503 BGCA, 3 LOCKHART ROAD, WANCHAI
16 June 2018 (Saturday)
3:00 PM TO 5:00 PM

Michael Tracy will conduct a hands-on workshop for members, helping them to take improved photographs of their minerals using any form of camera including smart phones and using lights and reflectors found in the home.

14 June 2018

June Members’ Monthly Meeting
14 June 2018 (Thursday)

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.

10 May 2018

May MEMBERS’MONTHLY MEETING
10 MAY 2018 (THURSDAY)

Interesting mineralogy in facade stones of HK
Speaker  : Professor Chan Lung-sang
Language : English

Professor Chan has conducted a study of various rocks used for façade and exterior cladding in buildings in Hong Kong. His talk will introduce interesting minerals in several façade stones we can find around our city.

21 April 2018

FIELD EXCURSION TO PO TOI ISLAND
21 April 2018 (Saturday)

Trudy Kwong will lead members on an outing to the island on Saturday 21 April 2018. We shall have a chance to walk to a pegmatite outcrop.  Details will be released through a MailChimp early in April.