06aug7:00 pm9:00 pmMoved OnlineAugust MeetingThe program in August will be the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING. The A.G.M. will be followed by the Mayne-Walker Memorial Lecture to be given this year by Professor Martin van Kranendonk who will deliver a lecture on : – ‘The Role of Minerals in the Emergence of Life: Lessons from Deep Time Earth and the Test Tube’.
02octAll Day04Moved Online43rd Annual Combined Mineralogical Societies of Australasia SeminarThe 43rd Annual Combined Mineralogical Societies of Australasia Seminar will be held on the theme of ’43 Shades of Silver’ over the October long weekend. Due to the continuing COVID pandemic and mandated substantial restrictions with no timetable for these being ended completely or partially by October the Society Committee has taken the regretable decision to cancel the live Seminar in October and replace it with a virtual meeting as was provided in 2020. The Seminar will now be free to all participants and the few that have paid their registration will be refunded. We were greatly encouraged by the attendance last year, and hope 2021 will be the same. A Field Trip program was being planned as part of the Seminar activities and visits to mining or mineralogically-significant sites may still be possible to arrange.There will be a talk to be given by Dieter Mylius on ‘Surprising Bismuth Minerals in the Australian Museum’. The annual Mineral Auction is postponed.