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Gem & Mineral Council 2014 Events

Saturday, May 17, 2014: Presentation by Mark Mauthner on "An Evening at a Collector's House"

For the celebration of the first year of the new Gem & Mineral Council, GMC members will enjoy a wonderful evening at a collector's house in Sherman Oaks. There will be a cocktail party as well as a dinner. Our special guest, Mark Mauthner, will bring some show and tell. Mark is a geologist who wears many hats. He has worked in museums (including the Houston Museum and the GIA museum) and is now a gem and mineral photographer, as well as a miner and gem and mineral dealer. Mark Mauthner is based in San Diego and works at the Oceanview Mine in San Diego County. He will impress both gem and mineral lovers. The event will begin at 7 pm. Casual attire. By invitation only.


November 5-19, 2014: Myanmar Gem & Mineral Tour Guided by Geologist Kyaw Thu, "A Journey through Mogok, Myanmar"

In addition to the European Gem and Mineral Experience, we will be visiting ruby, sapphire, and peridot mines in Mogok, as well as the famed Mogok gem markets. We will also visit sites in Yangon and Mandalay, and spend two nights in Bagan, ancient city on the Irrawaddy River with over 2,000 temples and pagodas. This trip is open to Gem & Mineral Council members at the $1,000 and above level only. For more information on Gem & Mineral Council membership, click here.

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Jamie Newman / AMNH

For any additional information about these events, please contact the Gem & Mineral Council at or (213) 763-3326.

Also happening now:

Temporary Exhibit: The Aurora Butterfly of Peace


The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is pleased to present the Aurora Butterfly of Peace on display until June 3, 2014. More information here!

The Aurora Butterfly of Peace: a collection made of 240 natural fancy colored diamonds. Photo: R. Weldon. Copyright: GIA.