Coming Up

NEXT MEETING – NOTE MEETING AT THE GNEISS GUY’S WAREHOUSE, 820 Gartshore St, FERGUS ON

 

 FRIDAY JUNE 14

@ 7:00 pm

Annual Club BBQ!   The club will provide burgers and soft drinks.  Members are asked to bring finger foods or desserts to share.

 

 Looking Back

Friday May 10, 2024

Our Guest Speaker: Peter Wosniak DVM, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Presentation Title: “The Solution Caves at Kartchner Caverns, Benson, Arizona and The Dragoon Boulders of Texas Canyon, Benson/Wilcox, Arizona.”

About Our Speaker:  Peter is one, of very few people in Canada, who holds degrees in both Veterinary and Human Medicine.  He has spent most of his career as a full time Family Physician in a Cambridge clinic, however, he is also distinguished as a Medical Consultant for several pharmaceutical companies and Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa. He has written and edited numerous publications, which include research in the fields of cardiology and lipidology.

Friday April 14, 2024

Bob Barrett, IR Supplies and Services, Burlington, ON. presentation on handheld XRF and LIBS analyzers. What they can do, and not do.

Friday March 10, 2024

Micromounting presentation and handson session led by club members Richard Grant and Stan Jones.

Friday February 10, 2024

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, 2024

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, 2023

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, 2023

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.

Santana Formation fossils from the University of Guelph collection. P. Russel photos

Friday November 11, 2023

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, 2023

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.