PLEASE NOTE;
Our next members meeting will be on March 18, 2022 starting at 7pm via ZOOM.
 LOGIN-  To be Advised

We will be having a presentation by   Beth Gilhespy

Beth Gilhespy has been Executive Director of the Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy since 2019, an organization that secures funds for Toronto Zoo endangered species conservation programs. From 2017 to 2019 Beth served on the Niagara Escarpment Commission. Between 2004 and 2018 she was Chief Executive Officer of the Bruce Trail Conservancy, where she supervised a staff of 18 and oversaw the activities of more than 1,500 volunteers in land preservation and trail management. Prior to her work at the Bruce Trail Conservancy, Beth worked for 15 years in toxic chemical research and management. She holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in physical geography and geology from the University of Guelph. She is an avid hiker, traveller, fossil collector and self-professed landscape fanatic, and when not enjoying her time with tigers and orangutans, is currently working on a book on the geology of the Bruce Trail.

 




DECEMBERS PRESENTATION: LAKE SUPERIOR CIRCLE TOUR BY MARCEL LEBLANC

JANUARY PRESENTATION BY RUTH DEBICKI geoscientist

NOVEMBER 19, 2021 PRESENTATION BY KATHERINE DUNNELL

General Members Meeting


A huge thankyou to Katherine Dunnell from the ROM who gave an excellent presentation on the origins of colour in minerals. I am sure all who attended the Zoom meeting learned a great deal.
Also thankyou to all who attended including some non members, I hope everyone enjoyed the presentation.
Stay tuned here for announcement of next meeting and presentation.
Marcel LeBlanc -President BLMS


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 thebrantfordlapandmin@gmail.com if you wish to attend via zoom. We reserve the right to deny Zoom attendance on a person-by-person basis.


Meeting Place:


S. C. Johnson Centre– 16 Morrell Street , Brantford ON N3T 4J2

General Email:

brantfordlapandmin@gmail.com

Mailing Address:

Brantford Lapidary and Mineral Society

420 Bronte St. S #117

Milton, Ont.

L9T 0H9


JOIN OUR CLUB

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS:


  1. Access to club Workshop with a per session user fee.
  2. Access to Monthly Meetings either in-person or via zoom, where informative guest speakers will present interesting talks on mineral related topics.
  3. Receive up to TEN monthly Newsletters via email
  4. Access to Brantford Lapidary and Mineral Society as well as CCFMS club Fieldtrips to mineral collecting sites and museums.  Also Third Party Insurance is provided by the CCFMS with associated club membership for club activities. 
  5. Access to the Silent Auction to sell items at the clubs annual Gem and Mineral Show held in early April each year.
  6. Also benefit from the many seasoned Rockhounds in the club and the many years of knowledge they have.


If you wish to join our club, whether your new to rock hounding or a seasoned expert, everyone is welcome.

Memberships are $30 for individuals or $35 for a family per year.

Payments may be made by several methods.

Via e-transfers to thebrantfordlapandmin@GMAIL.COM

Via in person at our workshop when open

Via mail: The Brantford Lapidary and Mineral Society

420 Bronte St. S #117

Milton, Ont.

L9T 0H9

What are your interest:

______ Lapidary

______ Minerals

______ Faceting

______ Field Trips

______ Fossils

______ Jewellery

______ Micro-Mounts


MEETINGS, GUEST SPEAKERS, RAFFLES, SILENT AUCTIONS AND POTLUCK DINNERS

MEETINGS, RAFFLES AND SILENT AUCTIONS

POTLUCK DINNERS