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2010-2014 Events

2014 EVENT TITLE SPEAKER
January 18 MEETING Joint meeting with MSSC with a lecture on "The Micro-art of Gems" Nathan Renfro
January 22 LECTURE "Mars Science Laboratory: The Curiosity Rover at One Year " Sarah Milkovich
January 18 MEETING Joint meeting with MSSC with a lecture on "The Micro-art of Gems" Nathan Renfro
May 17 DINNER An evening at a collector's house Mark Mauthner

 

2013 EVENT TITLE SPEAKER
January 19 MEETING Joint meeting with MSSC  Rick Kennedy
February 1 SPECIAL EVENT The Lady Heart Diamond Collection: Grand Opening  
March 10 WORKSHOP Children's Meteorite Workshop Alyssa Morgan
March 14 LECTURE "The Benitoite Gem Mine: Past, Present and Future".  Rick Kennedy
April 28 RECEPTION Annual Reception of the Gem & Mineral Council  Geoorge Rossman
May 18 FIELD TRIP Mineral Collecting in Palos Verdes  Justin Zzyzx
July 25 LECTURE Gemology in Tanzania Charles Carmona
September 8 FIELD TRIP The Oceanview mine in the historic Pala pegmatite district of San Diego County Alyssa Morgan & Tony Kampf
September 26 LECTURE How to tell a great mineral specimen from a piece of... rock Rock Currier
November 14 LECTURE The mythic valley of Mogok Bill Larson
December 4 SPECIAL EVENT Cocktail party for the opening of the Butterfly of Peace exhibit Eloïse Gaillou & Alan Bronstein
December 8 SPECIAL EVENT Jewel Tunnel Imports: special shopping Rock Currier

 

2012 EVENT TITLE SPEAKER
January 21 MEETING Joint meeting with MSSC  
March 12-24 FIELD TRIP International Field Trip to Morocco (1st group)  
March 26 - April 7 FIELD TRIP International Field Trip to Morocco (2nd group)  
April 29

ANNUAL MEETING / AUCTIONS

LECTURE

Annual Meeting / Live and Silent Auctions

"On the beauty of defects: color in diamonds"

Eloïse Gaillou

June 26 LECTURE "Original Paraiba tourmaline. Legendary gem, unique occurence" Brian Cook
July 8 FIELD TRIP Ruby collecting at Cascade Canyon, California  
August 2 LECTURE

"The Geology of Morocco"

Bruce Carter
August 11 SPECIAL EVENT

"Visit of Bill Larson's collection in Fallbrook, California"

Bill and Jeanne Larson
September 11 LECTURE

"How exotic gems are revolutionizing the jewelry market"

 Renée Newman
October 10 LECTURE

"Jewelry of Adams"

 Heather Long
November 13 LECTURE

"The Color Red in Gemstones"

 Doug Kazanjian
December 2 SPECIAL EVENT

"Jewel Tunnel Event"

 Rock Currier

 

2011 EVENT TITLE SPEAKER
 January 11 LECTURE Don't be scammed Justin Zzyzx 
 Febuary 27 WORKSHOP Members only children's workshop: kid's gemology adventure Alyssa Morgan
March 12

EVENT

TOUR

Art + Science = Gems & Minerals

GMC member-only tour: Beind the scenes of the Mineral Science Department.

 
March 19 RECEPTION & LECTURE Inclusions in Gemstones John Koivula
May 7

ANNUAL MEETING, 

AUCTION & LECTURE

41 Years of Buying and selling Izzy Chait
August 6 ROCK & MINERAL FAIR Fundraising Rock & Mineral Fair.  
September 10-11 TOUR GMC members-only tour: Gold country adventure to roaring camp.  
September 29 LECTURE The mystery of the Hope diamond, and other blue diamonds Eloïse Gaillou
October 21-23

SYMPOSIUM

FIELD TRIP 

Field trip and Mineral locality symposium: minerals of the Mojave Desert. 

Exclusive field trip in the Barstow area.

 
November 15 SOCIAL HOUR & LECTURE Hallmarks. Danusia Niklewicz
December 4 JEWEL TUNNEL    

 

2010

EVENT TITLE SPEAKER / LEADER
January 17 OPEN HOUSE & LECTURES Nevada Mineral & Book Company Walt Lombardo
February 23 LECTURE How Gemology Is Different from Mineralogy Dr. Mary L. Johnson
March 16 LECTURE Want Waterfront Property? Just Wait! Dr. Jerry R. Schubel
May 2 RECEPTION / LECTURE Annual Meeting / 25th Anniversary Bill Larson
June 12 FIELD TRIP Stewart Lithia mine, Pala, California Blue Sheppard
July 13 LECTURE Adventures in Appraising Cos Altobelli
August 14 EXHIBITION TRIP All That Glitters: The Splendor & Science of Gems & Minerals Elise Misiorowski
September 30 LECTURE Diamonds of North America Walt Lombardo
October 26  LECTURE CSI Mineralogy - Fakes, Frauds and Fantasies Tony Kampf
November 20 LECTURE & EXHIBITION TOUR Gemstone Carvings: The Master Works of Harold Van Pelt
(at the Bowers Museum)
Erica and Harold Van Pelt
December 5 OPEN HOUSE / SALE Jewel Tunnel Imports Rock Currier