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The Searchers Monthly Meetings

7 p.m., May 14, 2024

Speaker:  Dick Webber
The largest commercial deposits of amethyst in North America occur near the Canadian border in Southern Ontario. Unlike the more common Brazilian amethyst, this material is unique due to inclusions of red hematite in the outermost layers of the crystals. 
Dick Weber first visited these deposits in the 1970s while studying for his graduate degree in Geology at the University of MN, Duluth.  
Dick has returned several times over the years and on two recent visits was given special access to the workings of the deposit by the mine owners.  As part of this presentation he will display some of this highly prized amethyst from his personal collection. Dick Weber is a retired exploration geologist and mineral collector.  He has worked and traveled as a geologist throughout most of North America. The Webers also spent a year in New Zealand and Australia examining the geology and visiting numerous major mining areas of that region. He has been an active member of the Conejo Gem and Mineral Club for more than 20 years, serving as president and treasurer. The Weber's enjoy exhibiting their specimens at local shows.

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. 

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