Searchers Monthly Meetings

Monthly Meeting, Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 7 p.m.

January Speakers: Dick and Mary Pat Weber
Chasing Color: Mining Boulder Opal in Australia

During their year-long "walkabout", Geologists Dick and Mary Pat Weber visited most of the major mining districts of Australia. Their favorite area was the boulder opal deposits in the channel counter 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.

General meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month at 7PM at the 

Downtown Anaheim Community Center

250 East Center Street, Anaheim, CA 92805


The April meeting is normally rescheduled as the Center is

closed for Maintenance.

Non-members are welcome at the General meetings, in fact we are glad to have an opportunity to show you a little bit of what the Searchers is about.


Standard meeting format is an overview of club activities followed by an educational presentation.  See below for a schedule of presenters.  

February 12, 2019 (coming soon!)

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