The Gem and Mineral Club of Scarborough (GMCS) is a hobby club founded in 1963 and incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation in 1997. Our aims, objectives and purpose are to:
* Encourage and promote all aspects of the hobby of collecting and studying rocks, minerals and fossils and of pursuing all types of lapidary work.
* Provide a forum for the free exchange of information and ideas regarding the hobby.
* Conserve natural resources.
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Structure of Minerals by Bryan Johnson June 1 2016 review by Jennifer Campbell We had a very good overview of all the techniques used to identify minerals. How can you […]
Our June Meeting :The Structure of Minerals Our guest speaker for the June meeting will be Bryan Johnson. Bryan will be talking about the properties that rockhounds, mineral collectors and […]
Field Tripping has Begun The field trip has begun in earnest. After a successful collecting trip to the Marmora mine,(a joint venture with Kawartha Rock and Mineral Club) , our club visited a […]
Our May Meeting: Basalt a Source of Beauty and Wonder by Paula Pilonen Our guest speaker for the May meeting will be Paula Pilonen. Paula will discuss her recent field […]
A Description of My first trip to Tucson by David Kresz I have been collecting minerals for many years as a hobbyist on top of studying dull, grey, fine-grained […]
April Meeting: Emerald Deposits in the Mackenzie Mountains of the Yukon and the NWT Our April meeting will feature a discussion on the deposits of emeralds and green beryl in […]
Rocks to cut & polish, minerals for your collection , fossils, books ,tools and more. Here is a partial list of what we are offering. For a complete list check […]
Meteorites from Fireballs to Falls and Finds Our February Meeting: February 3rd, 2016 A discussion of past and present fireball events and what can be learned from them. Dr. Phil McCausland., […]
DINOSAUR PHOTOS Our January meeting featured a most interesting and informative discussion by Mark Rehkopt on the reconstruction of dinosaurs and other fossils. Marks work is displayed in Museums of nature throughout […]
For More disastrous pictures see their facebook ROAD CUT COLLECTING by Dick Stata The road cut appeared like magic, a sentinel beside the road. A rumpled marvel of engineering, […]