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General Members Meeting
Date: November 19,2021 7:00 pm
Place: via Zoom - ZOOM LOGIN : https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84455142829
Speaker - Katherine M. Dunnell
Mineralogy, Gems, Meteorites & Geology Technician
Department of Natural History
Royal Ontario Museum
Her presentation- The causes of colour in minerals are mysterious and diverse. Humans have been collecting minerals for many uses, both as a raw material for use as an ore, but also as pigments and adornment. Colour is the first thing characteristic that people are drawn to when they look at a mineral and what every teacher/professor tells geologist-in-training never to use solely for identification. What causes colour in inorganic substances is very different than that in the organic world, and is in part, constrained by inorganic chemistry and physics. There are only 5400 known minerals in our world, which is much less diverse than the organic world.
This talk will dive into the causes of colour in the mineral world, and why some geologic conditions create the benchmark standards for colour within the gem and jewellery world.
Our Club Meetings: Please note for the moment meetings are only via zoom due to covid restrictions.
Our meetings take place January through to June and from September through to December, they take place on the third Friday of the month barring holidays and weather, members will be advised as soon as possible. Normally we hold a Potluck Dinner in December occasionally also in June. In December we also hold a small silent auction, also members may be allowed to sell their creations for Christmas presents.
If weather or covid restrictions prevent in person meetings, they will take place via Zoom. We will meet in person, Covid restrictions permitting and via Zoom. Zoom information will be provided in each newsletter and will be posted on the member Facebook page for members, Access to zoom meetings will be on a request basis for non members please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to attend via zoom. We reserve the right to deny Zoom attendance on a person-by-person basis.
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