Friday, March 23, 2018

January Monthly meeting 2017

Australia Boulder Opal fox 1p5x1p5Mark your Calendars for our Toronto January Monthly Meeting!

When: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 7:30 pm
 CGA Classroom, 55 Queen St East, Lower Concourse #105, Toronto
Speaker: Karen Fox

Opal can be spectacularly beautiful and often commands impressive market prices, yet is a surprisingly common geological material.

Join us for a look at the nature of opal and tag along on an expedition through the Australian outback to visit some of the most famous opal deposits in the world. We’ll go underground at Lightning Ridge, home of superb black opal; buy “Yowah Nuts” in Queensland; chase kangeroos and emus thru the boulder opal fields, and noodle for opal on the mullock heaps at Coober Pedy.  This experience vividly displays the hospitality (and individuality) of Australia’s miners and the beauty of her landscape and favourite  gemstone.