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Monday Evening Meetings

For more information please contact:

Nicola Claxton


01322 227 057

E-Mail :

nicolaclaxton1000@gmail.com

All meetings are held on MONDAY evenings between 7.15pm to 9.15pm at:

The Learning Centre Bexley
5 Brampton Road
Bexleyheath
Kent
DA7 4EZ

 
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All are welcome!
Knowledgeable or novice, you will find our group of enthusiastic members more than willing to chat informally about any or all of the geology and lapidary related topics touched on throughout this web site.

Come along to our relaxed informal gatherings.
Get a taste for the subjects encompassed by our group.


PROGRAMME


Note:

Those wishing to use microscopes or carry out work on the lapidary machines a (*) is marked next to those evenings suitable.



JANUARY 2018

JANUARY 15th
Interest Tables: Australian Minerals
(e.g. agate, opal, mooralla geodes)
*

JANUARY 22nd
Interest Tables: Organic Lapidary Materials
(e.g. jet, amber, mammoth tusk)
*

JANUARY 29th
Interest Tables: Crinoids, Starfish & Echinoids
*


FEBRUARY 2018

FEBRUARY 5th
Interest Tables: Garnets
*

12th HALF TERM - No Meeting

FEBRUARY 17th
(Saturday)
Essex Rock & Mineral Show
(Click for details)

FEBRUARY 19th
Interest Tables:
Granite & Pegmatite
*

FEBRUARY 26th
Interest Tables:
Carbonate Minerals
*



MARCH 2018

MARCH 5th
Interest Tables:
Shells, Past & Present
*

MARCH 12th
Interest Tables:
Microscope Evening
*

MARCH 19th
Interest Tables:
Corals Past & Present
*


APRIL 2018

APRIL16th
Interest Tables:
Spring coloured minerals
*
(Yellow & green)

APRIL 23rd
Interest Tables:
Amethyst quartz
*

APRIL 30th
Preparation for Steam Fair:
Raffle?/find a fossil/sample to sell?
*


MAY 2018

May 7th
MAY DAY BANK HOLIDAY - No Meeting

SATURDAY May 12th
Stall at Dartford Steam Fair
Central Park, Dartford
10am-4pm

May 14th
Interest Tables:
Rock types,
Sedimentary/Metamorphic/Igneous - comparisons
*

May 21st
Interest Tables:
Minerals & Fossils of Africa
*

May 28th
HALF TERM - No Meeting


JUNE 2018

June 4th
Start of 4 week course
Field trip finds
*

June 11th
Microscopes
*

June 18th
Interest Tables:
Fossil imprints
(eg plants, trace fossils etc.)
*

June 25th
Interest Tables:
Stones used as building materials,
Examples & discussion
*


JULY 2018

July 2nd
Preparation for August 18th - Priory centre table.
*

July 9th
SLMS BARBECUE
(at Nicola's)


AUGUST 2018

August 18th
Priory centre table


SEPTEMBER 2018

September 17th *
Club Evening.
Enrolment & Lapidary Instruction.

September 24th
*
Club Evening.
Enrolment, Hints/Tips & Lapidary Problem Solving


OCTOBER 2018

October 1st *
Preparation for Autumn Fair
(Bring your samples to be wrapped for the Gold Mine)


SATURDAY 6th October


SIDCUP LAPIDARY AND MINERAL SOCIETY
AUTUMN SHOW
at
Emmanual Church Hall

Hadlow Road, Sidcup, Kent
DA14 4AA

(More info...)



October 8th
*
Interest Table:
Holiday Finds

October 15th
*
Interest Table:
Micromount Evening

October 22nd
HALF TERM - NO MEETING

October 29th *
Preparation for Festival of Geology


NOVEMBER 2018

November 3rd
(SATURDAY)
Festival of Geology at UCL

November 5th *
Interest Tables:
Victorian Poisonous Minerals

November 12th
*
Interest Tables:
Man-made Minerals/Minerals Created by the Accident of Human Activity

November 19th *
Club Evening

November 26th *
Club Evening
Hand in Lapidary Competition Entries


DECEMBER 2018

December 3rd
*
Interest Tables:
Minerals & Fossils from North America

December 10th
CHRISTMAS COMPETITION EVENING
at Hurst Place, Hurst Road, Bexley
(Members Only)


Those wishing to use microscopes or carry out work on the lapidary machines a (*) is marked next to those evenings suitable.

More to follow .......


Field Excursions
Please note
Most locations require the use of specialised clothing and equipment.
For Health & Safety reasons some locations may also require the signing of Liability / indemnity forms.

For more information please contact Nicola Claxton.

01322 227057

E-Mail :

nicolaclaxton1000@gmail.com



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