SOCGEMS Monthly Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, at 7:00 pm PST.

MEETINGS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO ALL

Wednesday, 17 February 2021, at 7:00 pm PDT

The South Orange County Gem and Mineral Society is proud to welcome Robert Liu

Trained as an ethologist/ichthyologist, Robert K. Liu received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles, where he worked on experimental gerontology in the Department of Pathology, School of Medicine.
In 1975 he left biomedical research after founding The Bead Journal, which changed its title in 1978 to Ornament, a journal of personal adornment, which has been published for 46 years with wife and partner Carolyn Benesh.
Last September, we lost her at the end of that month, so it is now only Patrick and Robert at Ornament Magazine. Self-trained as a jeweler and photographer, he is co-editor of  Ornament and has written extensively on ancient, ethnographic, and contemporary jewelry and personal adornment since 1974.
Over the past four decades, he has lectured extensively in the US, as well as the UK, and PRC and given workshops on jewelry photography and jewelry making, and published in 2014 The Photography of Personal Adornment.

He is also the author of Collective Beads, A Universal Aesthetic, and has written over 760 articles for or other published works, including pieces on scale modeling, military technology/history, and construction equipment. His latest book is on miniature naval ship models of WW II.

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TOPIC: SOCGEMS General Meeting February 2020

BEAD TRADE IN ANTIQUITY The Spread of Material Goods and Ideas Through Time and Space with ROBERT LIU
ZOOM ROOM now opens at 6:45 pm PDT for social MEET and GREET
WHEN: February 17, 2021, 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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robert liu socgems feb 2021

BEAD TRADE IN ANTIQUITY
The Spread of Material Goods and Ideas Through Time and Space

REGISTER IN ADVANCE FOR THE PRESENTATION
Registering is simple and quick – once registered you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the meeting. See you there!
7:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time (US and Canada)
ZOOM ROOM now opens at 6:45 pm PDT for social MEET and GREET

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Speakers, Field Trips, and More!

Join our resident Rock Hounds on one of our monthly field trips! Check here and (probably more up to date) the SOCGEMS facebook page for upcoming rock hounding field trips!

Andy on a field trip

ROCKHOUND CODE OF ETHICS

South Orange County Gem and Mineral Society members pursue our hobby with responsibility.
Code of Ethics per The American Federation of Mineralogical Societies:

*   I will respect both private and public property and will do no collecting on privately owner land without permission from the owner.
*   I will keep informed on all laws, regulations and rules governing collecting on private lands and will observe them.
*   I will to the best of my ability, ascertain the boundary lines of property on which I plan to collect.
*   I will use no firearms or blasting materials in collecting areas.
*   I will cause no willful damage to property of any kind, such as fences, signs, building, etc.
*   I will leave all gates as found.
*   I will build fires only in designated or safe places and will be certain they are completely extinguished before leaving the area.
*   I will discard no burning materials – matches, cigarettes, etc.
*   I will fill all excavation holes, which may be dangerous to livestock.
*   I will practice conservation and undertake to utilize fully and well, the materials I have collected and will recycle my surplus for the pleasure and benefit of others.
*   I will support the Rockhound Project H.E.L.P. (Help Eliminate Litter Please) and will leave all collecting areas devoid of litter, regardless of how found.
*   I will cooperate with Field Trip Leaders and those in designated authority in all collecting areas.
*   I will report to my Club or Federation Officers, Bureau of Land Management or other proper authorities, any deposit of petrified wood or other material on public lands which should be protected for the enjoyment of future generations and for public educational and scientific purposes.
*   I will appreciate and protect our heritage of Natural Resources.
*   I will observe the ‘Golden Rule’, will use Good Outdoor Manners, and will at all times conduct myself in a manner which will add to the stature and Public Image of Rockhounds everywhere.

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