Date(s) - 13/07/2022
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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I’ve been collecting mineral specimens on and off since age 8 but it was only a few years ago that I took the advice to lay aside the idea of collecting ‘a bit of everything pretty’ and instead specialise in one mineral. Long story short, I chose the relatively common (and inexpensive) rock-forming mineral epidote. With reference to examples in my collection, this talk will cover what I’ve learnt about epidote since then, and specifically cover some of the great aesthetic epidote specimen locations of Australia and the world, namely Mitchell Plateau and Harts Range in Australia, Green Monster Mountain in Alaska, the Lefkopetra skarn in Greece and the Ras Koh Mountains in Pakistan. A light-hearted talk with lots of photos guaranteed and a bit of mineralogy thrown in for good measure.
Craig Bosel is a retired geologist (1982-2020) and long-time mineral collector who has been a member of the Mineralogical Society of Western Australia since 2008 and is the current Vice President. Graduating from Otago University in the country of his birth, employment in the mining industry has taken him to Fiji, Queensland, New Zealand, Northern Territory and Western Australia, working in commodities such as gold, iron ore, lead, diamonds, manganese and nickel. Part-time rideshare driving now keeps him busy most mornings, taking FIFO folk to the airport after nineteen years of being taken himself.