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Southampton Mineral & Fossil Society Meetings Programme 2019


Unless otherwise advised all evening meetings take place on the third Tuesday of each month at The Friends' Meeting House, Ordnance Road, Southampton beginning at 19:30. Entry is by the side door on the left hand side of the building. Parking is available in a nearby car park or on the road outside and charges apply until 20:00. Directions from Google Maps UK can be accessed from here Venue map. Refreshments are served at meetings, before and after our activities, and we usually finish between 21:30 and 22:00.

At most evening meetings there will usually be a "Members' Display" of rock, mineral & fossil specimens (or any other related material) bought along and displayed by the members on a theme loosely related to the evening activity. There are sometimes specimens for sale, and for free, at some meetings.

Guests are very welcome to come along to any evening meeting as a visitor to meet SMFS and the members before considering joining the Society.

Download the complete SMFS Programme for 2019 (PDF file). You can also download an ICS calendar file for import into your electronic calendar SMFS iCalendar for 2019 (ICS file).


Pyrope variety of garnet.

Pyrope variety of garnet.

January

Tuesday 15th January 2019

SMFS Annual General Meeting followed by a specimen display of material collected, prepared or acquired by members. If up to it a brief verbal description of your finds would be appreciated. No competition just a chance to admire some lovely specimens. Annual subscriptions are due and can be paid on the evening.

Members' Display: Your best self collected pieces.

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Quartz variety amethyst.

Quartz variety amethyst.

February

Tuesday 19th February 2019

The popular Annual SMFS photographic competition. Cash prizes for the best photographic print in each of five different categories and the Philip Bampton trophy for the overall best photograph judged by the members present. The winning photograph will feature on the 2019 Hampshire Mineral & Fossil Show poster.

Members' Display: None this month.

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Beryl variety aquamarine.

Beryl variety aquamarine.

March

Tuesday 19th March 2019

Meeting subject to be advised.

Members' Display: TBA.

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Diamond.

Diamond in matrix.

April

Tuesday 16th April 2019

Meeting subject to be advised.

Members' Display: TBA.

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Beryl variety emerald.

Beryl variety emerald.

May

Tuesday 21st May 2019

Meeting subject to be advised.

Members' Display: TBA.

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Orthoclase feldspar variety moonstone.

Orthoclase feldspar variety moonstone.

June

Tuesday 18th June 2019

Meeting subject to be advised.

Members' Display: TBA.

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Corundum variety ruby.

Corundum variety ruby.

July

Tuesday 16th July 2019

Meeting subject to be advised.

Members' Display: TBA.

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Olivine variety peridot.

Olivine variety peridot.

August

Tuesday 20th August 2019

Our Annual Swap & Sale Evening. Bring along any specimens, books or equipment for sale, swap or even give away. A great opportunity to clear your shed or add a few specimens to your collection.

No Members' display this month.

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Corundum variety sapphire.

Corundum variety sapphire.

September

Saturday 7th September 2019

The 30th Hampshire Mineral & Fossil Show, 10:00 - 16:30, Lyndhurst Community Centre, Lyndhurst, Hants. A day not to be missed. Further details on the Show can be obtained HERE.

Tuesday 17th September 2019

Meeting subject to be advised.

Members' Display: TBA.

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Opal.

Opal.

October

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Meeting subject to be advised.

Members' Display: TBA.

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Topaz.

Topaz.

November

Saturday 2nd November 2019

Festival of Geology. The annual Geologists' Association event at University College London. More information: http://www.geologistsassociation.org.uk/festival.html

Saturday 16th November 2019

Sussex Mineral Show, Clair Hall, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, 10:00 - 16:30. More information: www.smls.online/show

A date to be confirmed in November 2019

"Blast from the Past" at Dinosaur Isle, Sandown, Isle of Wight. Society members to have display tables on one of the two days. More information: http://www.dinosaurisle.com

Tuesday 19th November 2019

Meeting subject to be advised.

Members' Display: TBA.

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Turquoise.

Turquoise.

December

Tuesday 17th December 2019

Our informal Fun Quiz with Christmas nibbles. Time to put your thinking heads on as we will be asking questions about what went on in 2019, that will keep you awake at meetings.

Members' Display: Your favourite Minerals and Fossils from 2019.

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