01sep7:30 pm9:00 pmSeptember MeetingThe main lecture will be given by Dioni Cendon titled ‘Back to the Salt Mines: Evaporites Genesis and Mineralogy’ There will also be a short talk by Geoff Parsons on : – ‘Hardness Testing using the Schmidt Hammer’ and also a talk by Dieter Mylius on : – ‘Surprise Zeolite from Nimmitabel’
06oct7:00 pm9:00 pmOctober MeetingIan Baillie will give a lecture on the ‘Discovery of the Constellation Copper Deposit, NSW’. It is hoped that there will also be a minitalk, subject and speaker to be confirmed. The program will also include the annual Kids with Cancer Sale of specimens and mineralogical material, books etc, donated by members. The sale at the November meeting last year generated $515 for the charity foundation and it is to be hoped that that sum can be exceeded this year. Donors should provide specimens with labels indicating the name and source and also their recommended sale price. It has been suggested that because donors may not be certain what prices to assign to specimens some of the donations could instead be offered for sale by silent auction. Specimens could be listed on sale sheets which would be provided with columns for prospective buyers to indicate how much they were prepared to pay for each item. Specimens with prices provided could be sold throughout the evening whilst the auction sale sheets would be examined at the end of the Meeting to see who was the highest bidder.