Election Results. Preparation for the Gem Show. The Opal deposits of Magdalena Mexico: Diary of an Amateur Opal Hound. Collecting in Tanzania. Field Trips -- CCFMS, Cabonga. May Birthstone: Emerald.
AGM and Rock Swap
April is our Annual General Meeting and Election of Officers. Rock Swap. Opal Deposits of Magdalena Mexico, presented on April 17. Field Trips. April Birthstone - Diamond. Get ready for the 51st Gem Show Sept. 16-17.
Wealth of Information
Show and Tell at the next general meeting. Executive committee positions up for election at AGM in April. Composition of ilmenite from the Catoca kimberlite. Diavik Diamond Mine. Aquamarine and Bloodstone. Joggins Fossil Cliffs.
All About Rockhounding
Get ready for the Annual General Meeting and Executive Committee elections in April -- nominations being accepted now. Presentation about the Cabonga Field Trip. Mineral collecting in Myanmar. Rockhounding in Nova Scotia. February birthstone: amethyst. Opal Hunting Trip in Mexico.
Auction, Collecting Guides and Obsidian Mines
Electrical inspection passed. Auction date set. MIG presentation "Gem Minerals from Diamond to Opal". Mineral Collecting Guide available. Caucasus: Discovery of the first prehistoric obsidian mines. January birthstone garnet.
Workshop Status and Christmas Party
Electrical inspection means workshop must be re-done. Chrismtas pot luck party December 10, with raffle prizes and mini-auction. Labradorite. Birthstones. Earth's oldest crystals.
Flint Knapping and Field Trips
Workshop will be re-organized to meet fire regualations. Summary of presentation about Newfoundland by J. Latham. Field trips for 2017 in planning stages. Christmas party December 10. Fossilized dinosaur brain. Geology of Niagara Escarpment.
Flint Knapping and Field Trips
Flint Knapping demonstration at University of Ottawa. MIG Presentation: Laws of Mineral Collecting. Field trip to Miller property. World's second largest meteorite discovered. Ancient Egyptian fossils.
50th Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewellery Show & Sale
Gem Show Sept.24-24 at Carleton Unviversity Fieldhouse. Mineral Interest Group presentation "Geology of the Himalayas". Cabonga field trip update. Quebec's first diamond mine prepares to start. Public art competition for MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais.
June Auction! Generous donations to the club. MIG Presentation: Basic Geology for Rockhounds, part 2. Subterranean Worlds of Mesoamerica. Upcoming field trips. New workshop code of conduct.
Ready for Summer
This month's presentations: Show and Tell, Basic Geology for Rockhounds. This summer's field trips.
AGM, Rock Swap and Field Trips
Annual General Meeting and election of the Executive Committee members. Barter machinery and stone at the workshop. Field trip to Cabonga August 19-21. MacDonald Mine near Bancroft April 23. MIG presents museums in North America. Gem Show needs your help. Thanks to Gina Bielinski for her generous donation. Colin’s Rock Garage Sale April 16, 9am - 2pm. Lapidary liquidation sale April 30 and May 1st.
AGM and Other Big Events Coming Up
New workshop sales area. Upcoming Gem Show presentation. Speccial guests from CGGA at next MIG meeting. Annual General Meeting in April. Planned field trips.
Call of the Cabonga Reservoir
New stones available for sale at the workshop. Gem Show update. MIG welcomes micromounters. Upcoming presentation on the Cabonga Reservoir by Kerry Day. Focus on blue calcite and feldspar.
Big January Auction
Thanks for the Christmas Party! The auction themes will feature cutting rough, mineral specimens and hopefully more contributions from the Silversmith Group, Carvers and faceters. The Precambrian in Canada. Stonehenge.
Christmas Party and Auction
Christmas Party Dec. 5 at Wabano. Get ready for January auction. MIG presentation Jan. 18 "The Precambrian in Canada". In Memorium Dirk Seelemann.
Preparations - Christmas Party and Gem Show 2016
Next general meeting will be a show case of club interests. MIG Meeting - Pleasures of Micromounting. Gemshow 2016 needs your help. Field trip summary. Details of the Christmas party.
Welcome to the Mineral Interest Group
Thank you all for a successful Gem and Mineral Show! The Mineral Interest Group (MIG) is officially part of the OLMC, and holds meetings at the workshop every third Monday at 7:30 pm. Field trips to Quadeville and Blackburn Mine in Cantley. Lapidary stones of Turkey. Hope Spinel auctioned. National Science Week and GeoHeritage Day.
49th Gem Show!
Volunteers and very much needed and welcome for the clubs 49th Annual Gem and Mineral Show and Sale. Updates on field trips-- there is still time to go. Mineral deposits under the sea. Quebec Interclub is having a party and you're invited.
A Special Mid-Summer Newsletter
Reduced schedule at the workshop. Gem Show News and a call for volunteers. Field Trips around Ottawa. 20th Anniversary of Club de Mineralogie de Quebec.
Auction and More Field Trips
June Auction. Mineral Interest Group (MIG) (formed from Ottawa Field Naturalists) are considering joining the OLMC. Call for Volunteers for the 2015 Gem Show. Stone Bracelets by Anna Liesowska.
Field Trips, Show & Tell, and More
Field trip to Rideau Ferry for Perthite, plus a list of other potential field trips this year. Show & Tell follow up from the photography presentation -- now show what you have done in the workshop or at home. Many changes at the workshop.
AGM and Rock Swap
Annual General Meeting April 9, to elect the Executive Committee. Newsletter Editor position also open. Ottawa Field Naturalists Mineral Interest Group. OVCC Crafts & Collectibles Show.
Destination 2015 Quartzsite
Annual General Meeting where the Executive Committee reports to the membership, and the membership elect the new Committee. Russell Black reports from Quartzsite, Arizona. Prep for May meeting Show & Tell.
Amazing Auction Planned
Membership renewal reminder. Presentataion on fossils found in and around Ottawa by Bob Boisvert. Jean-Guy Bradette describes his experience in Bolivia.
Amazing Auction Planned
Some donated material from a generous person has been put aside for the auction - grit, slabs, stones. How to drill a hole with a copper tube by Judy Courteau. Copper Patinas by Vicki Vasperse.
All About Technique
New diamond disks for the flat lap machine and other workshop repairs. Tips for jade and identifying inclusions. Troublesome techniques. Invitation to the Ottawa Valley Craft and Collectible market.
Many thanks to all of the volunteers, the vendors and the Nepean Sportsplex for another successful Gem Show. Gem Show report. Kelley Cloer presents "Mineral Collecting in Bancroft" and this month's general meeting. Upcoming walking tour of the mineral collection at the Museum of Nature.
Annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelery Show
Call for volunteers sign-up September 11. Silversmithing summer report by Gisele Gobeil. Information on Jewellery Casting courses at the workshop.
Special thanks for a donation of boulders from Quebec locales. The next rock auction is scheduled for Thursday, June 12, at the workshop. Metal clay course Basics and Intermediate. A story of rockhounding for amethyst at Thunder Bay.
A Month of Transition
New Executive Committee members and other administrative changes. How to prepare for rockhounding trips. Gisèle Gobeil reports on a shell forming demo for metalsmiths performed by Joy McDonell. A variety of new courses are available at the workshop.
Annual General Meeting and Rock Swap
Two positions are open on the Executive Committee, and the nominating committee is still accepting names for candidiates. All members are welcome to barter during the annual rock swap. An attempt at intarsia.
The Butterfly Effect
Club members work together to provide services and products to the whole club. A Trip Down South in AZ. Workshop Tips.
Thrill of Discovery
Glory's quest for "diamonds" in New York, and many other rockhounding adventures. The Annual General Meeting is coming up, and Executive Committee spaces are open. Presentation by Jeffrey de Fourestier. Lithic Workshop and Knapping Demonstration by Bradley Drouin. Metal Clays Basics Course by Lucie Desjardins. Missing Newsletter books.
Happy New Year!
January auction at the workshop. Committee chair positions looking for nominations (election in March). New membership fees. Photo reports from Kingston and Montreal gem Show.
Merry Christmas and Season's Greetings!
Please come to our annual Christmas pot luck party. Water, water, everywhere. Preliminary results from the opinion survey.
Membership fee increase announce
Preparations have started for the Christmas Party. The club wants to know your opinions, so please take the membership survey. Upcoming slideshow of the BC Gem and Mineral Show by Kerry Day. Joy's metal adventure.
Thank you for a successful Gem Show!
A big thanks to the volunteers. Karl Schutt will make a short present on gem identification, highlighting how gem material is modified and manufactured. A bit of club history.
Gem and Mineral Show Sept. 21-22
It takes a lot of work to make the show successful, so volunteers are very welcome. Sign-up night is September 12. New dealers: Genevieve Moisan, Colleen Walker & Robert Hudyma.
The workshop is up and running!
The big saws still need some work, though. Silversmithing has a dedicated corner and the faceting machines are at hand. Fractured Geometry exhibition. A trip to Craigmont.
OLMC workshop is moving
Plus the second auction of the year will be held, with lots of new material purchased from the Tristam estate auction.
The President's message summarizes the last month
New newsletter format, and the annual swap meet on May 9
Annual General Meeting in April
Eric Covington presents glass blowing. Rock Swap postponed to May.
Annual General Meeting in April
Nominate club members for the Executive committee and vote! Russell and Ray cook rubies. Upcoming auction.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Karen Lochhead will be our speaker for February, part two of our talk on the Smithsonian Gem Collection. Unpaid memberships are now overdue. Lockers available for $25.
POT LUCK CHRISTMAS PARTY
With mini-auction and a raffle at new location. Membership dues deadline January 30th.
Presentation: Smithsonian: The National Gem Collection part 1
New workshop fees.
Thank You! Merci!
Thank you and congratulations to all the volunteers; you made the show happen! Kerry Day will give a slideshow on precious minerals and gems, Tea, coffee, cookies and lots of rocks!
2012 Gem and Mineral Show!
Calling Calling all Volunteers! Appel au Volontaires! There are numerous positions to fill at the show as everyone knows. The volunteer positions are in two-hour spots. Also, sell your creations at the show!
The OLMC auction!
Come out and support your club! The doors will be open at 6PM for viewingall the awesome stuff. June 10th Highway 5 OLMC Field Trip!
The creations of the OLMC
Kerry Day will present a slideshow of members' work over the last year. Please send him your photos. Election results from the AGM.
Annual General Meeting and SWAP MEET!
Bring in something you would like to get rid of or trade around. Do you have surplus rough, minerals or equipment that you would like to barter? This is an excellent opportunity to clean out your basement!
President Russell Black leads an interactive session
How to photograph jewellery and gemstones with demonstrations, examples andtips. Reminder of membership dues -- only members can vote in the election.
Russell Black presents...
The 2012 Quartzsite gem and mineral Powwow. A list of upcoming Show.
A BIG THANK-YOU
To St.Michaels and All Angels for providing the space to have our Christmas party! This month's meeting is the meeting is the OLMC Rock Auction!
The OLMC would like to thank
all of you volunteers who make this gem show and club house a happening place. Feature: My Bang-up Adventure at Arrowmont by Joy McDonell.
45th Annual Gem and Mineral Show
Our sapphire anniversary. Calling all Volunteers!Appel aux Volontaires! Please help to plan and work at the show. Volunteers get in free, and it is huge fun, and there is always beautiful stone on display and for sale.
It's the second annual OLMC auction
Thursday, June 9! This time there are some great labradorite, opal doublets, and some fine material donated by club members.
General Meeting held at the Museum of Nature.
Come out and see what has been a huge transformation of a great museum. The OLMC would like to welcome the 2011 Executive committee.
OLMC Swap Night postponed from last month.
The OLMC elections are here! Come out and vote for your new Executive! Crystal Therapy by Ascension Healing.
OLMC Swap Night!
Please bring in anything you would like to get rid of or trade around. A Publishing by our own president! Jade, The Stone of Heaven.
Basic Stone Identification
Kerry Day will be giving a slideshow on how to identify those rocks we collect onrock hounding trips. The OLMC elections are coming in April.