Nov. 12th. 2013 meeting guest speaker

Dick Farmery is a graduate of Queen’s University, BSc, mechanical engineering. Past president of the Canadian Mineralogist’s Federation as well as the Bancroft Gem and Mineral club. Past owner of both the beryl pit and the rose quartz quarry in Quadeville with 16 years of participation in the AQUAROSE pegmatite properties. In his own words: […]

October 8th. 2013 meeting guest speaker

Michael Bainbridge is the Recreational Geology Project Coordinator for the Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization, he led a three-year development project to enhance geologically themed experiences in the Bancroft Collecting Area. Michael worked as a Cameraman and Director of Photography in film and television for ten years before switching to photographing mineral specimens and works of […]

Sept. 29th. 2013, Special Social Event, “Swap and Talk”

Date: Sunday, September 29th 2013 Time: 10 am to 2 p.m. Bring your own lunch Doors open at 9 am, everyone who wants table space be there before 10 am. Free admission, and *no charge for the table space. There will be tables available at 9 am on a first come, first served basis, but […]

September 10th. 2013 Meeting Information

Ken Fox Brings a wealth of knowledge of the rocks we walk on. He is an electrical engineer with experience in mining in Nfld and Labrador and in mine inspection in Ontario, plus he is a self taught amateur geologist. He is sure to bring a unique perspective to his talk on a difficult and […]

June 11, 2013 Meeting Information

John Etches, B.Sc.Geo. Senior Marketing Specialist, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Bio An environmental educator with 25 years experience managing environmental education programs, and developing environmental programs for client groups. Most notably at the former Leslie Frost Centre at Dorset. He also delivered the Interpretive Techniques course with the Ecotourism/Adventure Tourism program at Sir Sandford Fleming […]

May 14, 2013 Meeting Information

R. N. Betcher M. Sc. P. Geo. Hydrogeologist Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority BIO Bob Betcher is a Manitoba native who has recently moved to southern Ontario to take up a position as the hydrogeologist with the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority, fulfilling a promise he made to his wife 37 years ago that they would eventually […]