10 May 2018

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.




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.



12 APRIL 2018

12 April 2018 (Thursday)

You are encouraged to bring minerals, related equipment and books & magazines to show to or sell to other members and visitors.  The material that you bring along to our meetings provides an opportunity for members and visitors to purchase minerals and books or simply a chance to observe and learn about the material.

Fantastic Minerals and the Trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan
Speaker  : C.K. Chan
Language : Cantonese

CK made an extraordinary trip into Afghanistan and Pakistan recently and he will share with us his experiences and the variety of minerals that he saw and collected along the way. The minerals and gemstones from the high Himalayan region have delighted connoisseurs for ages and provide some of the finest combinations of species.

21 April 2018

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.



9 April 2018

9 April 2018 (Monday)

We shall have two Members’ Meetings in April: an extraordinary meeting on 9 April and the regular meeting on 12 April.

Ian Strachan, a visitor from Australia, will present “Minerals of Broken Hill” to members and their guests at the usual venue and time (7.00 for 7.30 at the BGCA, 3 Lockhart Road) on Monday 9 April.  Broken Hill in New South Wales, Australia, has fascinated mineralogists for over a century. It remains one of the greatest sources of silver, lead and zinc and has produced a treasure-house of exquisite mineral specimens.  Please reserve the evening in your diary.