Coming Up

NEXT MEETING – NOTE NEW LOCATION  Meeting Venues

 FRIDAY MARCH 8

@ 7:00 pm

IN PERSON MEETING

@ GRAND RIVER COLLEGIATE, Kitchener (enter off Heritage Drive)

Our Guest Speaker: Jason Wosniak
Presentation Title: “Refractory Gold of the Timmins Camp”

 

FRIDAY APRIL 12

TBD

Looking Back

Friday December 8, 2023

Annual Live and Silent Auction and Pizza Potluck!

Our annual Pizza and Potluck Party along with a live auction and silent auction! The club provided Pizza and soft drinks while club members shared holiday treats! Auctioneer Robert Land then oversaw a fun night featuring a live voice auction and silent auction.

Friday October 13, 2023

George Read presented on The Star – Orion South Diamond project in Saskatchewan

Friday June 15, 2023

Pot luck and BBQ held at Robert Land’s Farm

Saturday May 13, 2023

Annual Club Show Click Here For More Info

Friday May 12, 2023

Ken Dardano (The Gneiss Guy) presented on Copper Mining in Serbia

Friday April 14,2023

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, 2023

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

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.

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

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.