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2005-2009 Events

DATE EVENT TITLE SPEAKER / LEADER / HOST
Jan. 20, 2005 LECTURE Gem and Mineral Wealth of Zambia and Malawi Brendan Laurs
Feb. 12 - 26, 2005 FOREIGN TOUR Thailand - Land of Gems Charles & Betty Carmona
March 16, 2005 LECTURE The Sleeping Giant Awakes - Exploring the Chinese Mineral Market Rock Currier
May 4, 2005 RECEPTION / LECTURE Annual Meeting / Fieldtrip to Mars Dr. Robert C. Anderson
June 4, 2005 FIELD TRIP Benitoite Gem Mine Tony Kampf & Graham Sutton
June 25 - July12, 2005 FOREIGN TOUR Minas Gerias, Brazil Tony Kampf & Laurindo Rauber
Aug. 20, 2005 OPEN HOUSE Sun Elite Gallery David (Dawei) Xu
Sept. 28, 2005 LECTURE Sri Lanka - The Gem Island Charles Carmona
Nov. 1, 2005 LECTURE A Beautiful Obsession - The Mystery of Pearls Betty Sue King
Nov. 11 - 12, 2005 FIELD TRIP Mojave Adventure (Part 2) Bob Reynolds
Dec. 3, 2005 OPEN HOUSE / SALE Jewel Tunnel Imports Rock Currier
Jan. 11, 2006 LECTURE Painite, the World's Rarest Gemstone George R. Rossman
Feb. 15, 2006 LECTURE Asian Arts Isadore Chait
March 11, 2006 OPEN HOUSE & LECTURE The Santiago College Gemology Program Lothar Vallot
April 19, 2006 RECEPTION / LECTURE Annual Meeting / On the Road to Mali Rock Currier & Demetrius Pohl
May 3 - 21, 2006 FOREIGN TOUR Brazilian Gem Adventure Tony Kampf & Laurindo Rauber
June 6, 2006 LECTURE Opals Fred Ward
July 27, 2006 LECTURE The Big One is Coming, but Where... and When Douglas D. Given
Aug. 24, 2006 LECTURE Gemstones of Afghanistan Lawrence Snee
Sept. 2 - 17, 2006 FOREIGN TOUR Sri Lankan Gem Adventure Charles Carmona & Tony Kampf
Oct. 14, 2006 OPEN HOUSE & LECTURE GIA Museum Elise Misiorowski
Nov. 3 - 4, 2006 FIELD TRIP Mojave Adventure (Part 3) Bob Reynolds
Dec. 3, 2006 OPEN HOUSE / SALE Jewel Tunnel Imports Rock Currier
Jan. 25, 2007 LECTURE Sri Lanka Revisited Charles Carmona and Tony Kampf
Feb. 22, 2007 LECTURE The Many Facets of Snowflakes Kenneth G. Libbrecht
April 7, 2007 OPEN HOUSE & LECTURE Gem & Mineral research at Cal Tech George R. Rossman
May 5, 2007 GEM SHOW Dealers Showcase & Annual Meeting Isadore & Mary Ann Chait
June 16-17, 2007 FIELD TRIP Sunstone and Opal (Oregon and Nevada) Carolyn Seitz & Roy Foerster
June 26 - July 9, 2007 FOREIGN TOUR Brazilian Gem Adventure Tony Kampf & Laurindo Rauber
July 19, 2007 LECTURE The Real Treasures of the RMS Titanic Ralph White
Aug. 22, 2007 LECTURE Visiting Volcanoes (Without Getting Burnt) Rosaly M. Lopes
Sept. 29 - Oct. 13, 2007 FOREIGN TOUR Namibian Mineral Safari Tony Kampf, Doug Coulter & Colin Corser
Nov. 1, 2007 LECTURE Gem Carving - Inspiration & Skills Helen Serras-Herman
Nov. 10, 2007 FIELD TRIP The Gem Mines of Pala Tony Kampf, Jeff Swanger, Roland Reed and Bob Dawson
Dec. 2, 2007 OPEN HOUSE / SALE Jewel Tunnel Imports Rock Currier
Dec. 16, 2007 EXHIBITION & LECTURE GEMS! Colors of Light & Stone - plus "The Stories Behind and Within the World’s Most Beautiful Gems" (At the Bowers Museum) William Larson & George Rossman
Jan. 24, 2008 LECTURE Madagascar: Island of Gems Charles Carmona
Mar. 6, 2008 LECTURE Journey to the Source - Paraiba-type Tourmaline from Mozambique Brendan Laurs
April 26, 2008 FIELD TRIP Exploring the San Andreas Fault Bruce Carter
May 3, 2008 ANNUAL MEETING The Great Jewelry Houses of the World Charles Carmona
June 12, 2008 LECTURE Namibia - Mines, Minerals and More Tony Kampf
Aug. 13, 2008 LECTURE The Gems of Afghanistan Bonita Chamberlin
Aug. 29 - Sept. 12, 2008 FOREIGN TOUR Madagascar, Island of Gems Charles Carmona
Oct. 11, 2008 OPEN HOUSE & LECTURE Gemological Institute of America Brendan Laurs and Mark Mauthner
Nov. 7-8, 2008 FIELD TRIP Mojave Adventure, Part 4 Bob Reynolds
Dec. 7, 2008 OPEN HOUSE / SALE Jewel Tunnel Imports Rock Currier
Jan. 21, 2009   LECTURE Madagascar, Island of Gems (revisited)  Charlie Carmona
Feb. 25, 2009   LECTURE The Origin of the Solar System  Alyssa Morgan
Mar. 17, 2009  LECTURE Zultanite from Turkey: A New Gemstone  James Fiebig
Mar. 28, 2009  OPEN HOUSE Behind-the-Scenes in the Mineral Sciences Department  Tony Kampf & Alyssa Morgan
Apr. 25, 2009  ANNUAL MEETING Ametrine - A Mine to Market Story  Robert Weldon
June 20, 2009  FIELD TRIP The Faults of Los Angeles  Dr. Doug Yule
July 9, 2009  LECTURE History in the Jewelry Box  Diana Sanders Cinamon
Aug. 11-30, 2009  FOREIGN TOUR Brazilian Gem Adventure  Tony Kampf
Oct. 25, 2009  OPEN HOUSE / SALE Jewel Tunnel Imports  Rock Currier
Nov. 10, 2009   LECTURE Australia: Gems Down Under  Charlie Carmona
Dec. 4-5, 2009  FIELD TRIP Mojave Adventure, Part 5  Bob Reynolds