Alumni Meetings

Alumni Meeting: Tuesday, January 26th, 5:30 pm

During their year-long “walkabout”, Geologists Dick and Mary Pat Weber visited most of the major opal mining districts of Australia. Their favorite area was the boulder opal deposits in the channel country of Queensland. Miners live under primitive and hazardous conditions in a remote area of the Outback, where there are more snakes, lizards and kangaroos than people.

Unique to the region, this opal is found in massive ironstone concretions of Cretaceous age. Through the generosity of their friends at Broken River Mining, learn how this material is mined and processed in order to bring the world's most beautiful opal to market.

Silent Auciton will feature opals, of course!

18050 Brookhurst St.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
We will have a complimentary dinner buffet with chicken and ribs.

Upcoming Community Outreach Events

Volunteers are needed for the following Community Outreach events. Please contact John Eyre if you are interested.

May 10th - 12th: West Coast Gem & Mineral Show, Spring 2019

Volunteers needed 10 am to 6 pm each day.

2019 Events

January 24th: Lab Night at PT Creations.

2018 Events

December 20th: Christmas Party at Zov’s Bistro.

November 16th & 17th: West Coast Gem & Mineral Show - Outreach Event

November 3rd & 4th: American Opal Society Gem Show - Outreach Event

October 29th: Lab Night at PT Creations.

October 26th: Alumni Meeting: presentation by Charlie Carmona & Mary Stambaugh of their trip to Russia and visit to a demantoid garnet mine.

October 13th: Prehistoric OC - Outreach Event

September 7th: Board of Directors meeting

August 23rd: Lab Night at PT Creations.

August 11th & 12th: Orange County Fair

July 26th: Alumni meeting

Held at the Claim Jumper, Fountain Valley

June 14: Board of Directors meeting

June 9th: Annual Fundraising Dinner & Election

Held at the Old World Restaurant in Huntington Beach.

May 18th - 20th: West Coast Gem & Mineral Show

May 11th: Alumni Meeting

May 5th - 6th: Searchers Gem & Mineral Show

April 13th - 15th: Imaginology at the OC Fairgrounds.

March 23: Santiago Canyon College Science Night

February 23, 2018: Alumni Meeting

Planning for annual fundraising dinner, announcement of Strong Workforce Program and Vital Link Program.

2017 Events

November 4-5, 2017: American Opal Society Show

Alumni Meeting: November 3, 2017

Guest Speaker on Egyptian Jewelry

Alumni Meeting: September 29, 2017

Orange County Fair: August 5-6, 2017

Annual Alumni Dinner & Silent Auction: June 11, 2017

Our largest silent auction ever! Held at the Old World Restaurant in Huntington Beach.

West Coast Gem & Mineral Show: May 19-21, 2017

Searchers Gem & Mineral Show: May 6-8, 2017

"Imaginology" at the OC Fairgrounds: April 21-23, 2017

Santiago Canyon College Community Science Night: March 24, 2017

Alumni Meeting: March 3, 2017

Guest Speaker Walt Lombardo, of Nevada Mineral & Books Co., discussed the gems of Dr. Joel E. Arem, author of "The Color Encyclopedia of Gemstones".