Searchers Monthly Meetings

Monthly Meetings are on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.

July 14, 2020 General Meeting by Zoom:

By George R. Rossman
Professor of Mineralogy, California Institute of Technology

Diamonds have long been of interest both for their emotional and gemological value, and for their technological importance as abrasives and optical elements. Historically, most diamonds have come to us through big holes in the ground where massive amounts of earth are moved and crushed to obtain the low concentration of diamonds contained within. But for hundreds of years, scientists have tried to synthesize diamonds. Early claims of synthesis by crude methods were put forth. It was only in 1955 that scientists at the General Electric Corporation found a catalyst that made diamond synthesis practical. Now, many ways have been found to make diamonds along with new sources in nature which have been discovered. Also new understanding of the source of color in fancy colored diamonds has come about with expanded diamond research. These stories will be the topic of Professor Rossman’s presentation.

Zoom Details for July 14, 2020 General Meeting:

Searchers will have the July general meeting by Zoom, July 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Zoom is dependent on a computer/tablet/phone with a microphone and camera, and Zoom loaded on it.
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Topic: Searcher's Meeting Room

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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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