NEXT MEETING – NOTE NEW LOCATION
Friday April 14, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
IN PERSON MEETING
@ FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH, 247 Westmount Rd. E, (at Village Road) Kitchener N2M 4Z2
Our Guest Speaker: Bob Barrett, IR Supplies and Services, Burlington, ON.
Presentation: The handheld XRF and LIBS analyzers. What they can do, and not do.
Friday May 12, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
IN PERSON MEETING – NOTE NEW LOCATION
@ Kitchner Memorial Auditorium, 400 East Avenue, Kitchener, N2H 1Z6
Our Guest Speaker: Ken Dardano, The Gneiss Guy
Presentation: Copper mining in Serbia
Saturday May 13, 2023 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Annual Club Show
At The Aud
400 East Avenue, Kitchener N2H 1Z6
Friday February 10, 2023
Dr. Jade Atkins is the Director/Curator of the Joggins Fossil Institute in Nova Scotia gave a presentation on the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Joggins Fossil Centre is a wonderful museum and offers guided tours of the cliffs. It is located about 20 minutes from the Nova Scotia – New Brunswick border. Click here for more information.
Friday January 13, 2023
Awards Night! Every January the club hosts an evening where members can bring in specimens they’ve found, traded for, made, or purchased in the past year. Its a friendly competition with awards for the “Best of” in multiple categories. Click Here To See This Year’s Winners
Friday December 9, 2022
Pizza, pop and potluck goodies!
The program for the evening featured a live and a silent auction. Lots of goodies for people to add to their collection. Link to auction catalog and more photos.
Saturday November 12, 2022
Field trip to University of Guelph, Collection of Santana Formation fossils.
Dr. Dirk Steinke, from the UofG Department of Biodiversity Genomics hosted a group of club members for a tour through a display of the University’s impressive collection of fossils from the Santana Formation in Brazil.
Friday November 11, 2022
Monthly Meeting: Guest speaker: Alex Innanen
Presentation Title: “Ten years (and counting) of Curiosity”
Alex Innanen, a PhD student at York University, took us on an amazing trip to Mars, through the eyes of the rover, Curiosity. Alex’s excellent pictures and description of the importance of this mission over the past 10 years was indeed well received by all.
Friday October 14, 2022
Main Presentation by Peter Russel “What’s Beneath Your Feet?”
Grant Fox gave a mini talk on his “Visit to the Tanzanite Mine in Tanzania”
Friday September 9, 2022
While we did have a get together in June for our outdoor picnic at the Gneiss Guy’s warehouse, this was our first regular meeting since 2020! It was good to get together, catchup with everyone after the summer months and look over all the goodies in the silent auction
May Meeting (via Zoom)
Our guest Speaker: Katelyn Corrigall-Millins
Presentation: Lidar: What you can do with Flying Machines and Laser Beams
Katelyn has 10 years of experience working in the GIS community- from archaeology and surveying, to her employment at ESRI Canada
LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is a remote sensing technology using
lasers to provide precision measurements and high-resolution imagery of objects. Katelyn’s presentation will explore how the LiDAR system works, platforms that it can be mounted on, and a variety of
applications in which it can be employed, including researching ancient ruins, exploring
modern day mining, examining geological formations, as well as miniscule changes in
engineered structures. LiDAR data can provide invaluable insight about our world.