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.
January 24th: Lab Night at PT Creations.
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.
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".