Established in 1964
Monthly meetings are held at T.B. Costain S.C. Johnson Community Centre.,16 Morrell St. (see directions on Meetings and Workshop page) in Brantford. Meetings are held on the third Friday of each month. We are active members of the Central Canadian Federation of Mineralogical Societies ( C.C.F.M.S.)
We present various speakers at our monthly meetings, who share information relating to the different facets of our club's interests, according to their fields of expertise. We arrange for field trips locally and further away from our area, where rocks and minerals can either be collected or studied. We hold classes in lapidary, (the art of cutting and polishing stone and mineral). These classes are held in our well equipped workshop, housed at the ( 19 Helen Ave., Brantford), and are taught by our experienced volunteers. Whenever applicable, we assist the local schools through presentations and exhibits that relate to their current science curriculum. Each year our club gives scholarships to deserving students in the Earth Sciences program at the University of Waterloo.
Area residents, members of our club, provide our community with a wealth of talents, knowledge, and experience that they are excited to share. A list some of the areas of expertise and interests that are representative are as follows: The Sciences, concentrating studies in geology, which encompasses rocks, minerals, fossils, crystals; fluorescence; archeology; silver and other metal casting; sands and micro-mounting; mining and collecting; carving, cutting and polishing of stone and bone; gold wire crafting; paleontology; lithic tools; and jewellery design.
MAP - DIRECTIONS SC JOHNSONCOMMUNITY CENTER TO WORKSHOP