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100 Queens Park Circle
Toronto, Ontario
Canada

A club for people interested in collecting and learning about the science of minerals. 

Past Talks

April 2013: Volcanic Minerals of Japan

Len Buchanan

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.

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