This joint meeting with the Gem and Mineral Club of Scarborough, Willowdale Club, and CCFMS hosted Alfredo Petrov who entertained everyone with tales of his collecting adventures in Japan.
Alfredo Petrov is a geologist and world-wide traveler who spends his time hunting for mineral specimens, researching new mineral localities, publishing mineralogical articles, translating mineralogical literature and guiding tours to collecting sites. He has collected minerals in a huge number of places including Argentina, Belize, Bohemia, Bolivia, California, Chile, England, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Macau, Malta, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Spain, and numerous sites in Canada and the United States. Alfredo is also an avid micro-mounter and writes for numerous publications including Rocks and Minerals, Mineralogical Record, Mineral News, and Lapis. He is also a major player at Mindat.