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 Post subject: Scottish Gemmological Conference
PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:33 pm 
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Scottish Gemmological Conference.
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I'll be there. Will you?
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PROGRAMME
Please note that photography is not allowed during talks

Friday 4th May 2012
6.30 pm Registration, wine, soft drinks and nibbles
7.30 pm ‘Suffragette Jewellery’ LIZ GORING
8.45 pm Buffet Meal in The Queens Hotel

Saturday 5th May 2012
9.15 am Registration
9.30 am ‘A Review of Pearls’ PROFESSOR HENRY HÄNNI
10.30 am Coffee/Tea
10 45 am Gem-A: Plans for 2012 LORNE STATHER
11.00 am ‘Geodynamics and gems, or why we won't find rubies on Venus’
PROFESSOR GODFREY FITTON
12.00 Lunch and Sponsors’ Sessions
2.00 pm ‘Ivories’ MAGGIE CAMPBELL PEDERSEN
3.00 pm Coffee/Tea
3.30 pm ‘Colour modification of quartz and fireopal’ DR. ULRICH HENN
4.30 pm End of afternoon session
7.30 pm Dinner and Ceilidh in The Queens Hotel

Sunday 6th May 2012
9.30 am ‘A Lot on Offer’ RICHARD SLATER
10.30 am Coffee/Tea
11.00 am ‘Gemstones as Alternative Investment’ followed by
Henry’s Diamond Quiz PROFESSOR HENRY HÄNNI
12.00 Presentation of prizes for Gem-Set Jewellery Competition and Scottish trophies
12.15 Lunch and Sponsors’ Sessions
from 1.15 pm to 5.45pm Workshops and Demonstrations
Places for the Workshops are limited and must be booked in advance
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7.30 pm Dinner in local restaurant

Monday 7th May 2012
10.00am Field trip to Tayside to collect smokey quartz


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 Post subject: Re: Scottish Gemmological Conference
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I will be there as well

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Excellent!


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 Post subject: Re: Scottish Gemmological Conference
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Working on it... maybe...

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 Post subject: Re: Scottish Gemmological Conference
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I wish. I'm a member of SGA, but the timing has not worked for us. We are heading to Sri Lanka with them, though.

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Tim wrote:
Working on it... maybe...

Tim, the Netherlands are just a stone's toss from Scotland.


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 Post subject: Re: Scottish Gemmological Conference
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Yep, getting there isn't the problem. :D

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Oh, right. :oops:


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When we went to Tayside to collect smokey quartz, earthling (AKA Oliver) found some really nice cuttable pieces.
I'm hoping he will post them if they get faceted.
hint hint :wink:


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any pics of the event, Barbra?? :wink:
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We should have some soon. I know SGA is organizing several.


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here some pics of the rough found on the fieldtrip

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 Post subject: Re: Scottish Gemmological Conference
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=D> wonderful, like what I'd call a mushroomy brown. nice clarity.
I'm not as polite as Barbra...Hurry up and cut one. :twisted:

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