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You're invited to GAA House to view the largest fluorescent mineral display in the Southern Hemisphere. 

 

It contains minerals from all over the world with many originally housed in the museum of Victoria. It goes through a sequence of white, SW and then LW to display the fluorescent properties. GAA House also houses an extensive mineral collection through out the building.

Members of the last IMA conference in Melbourne attended the opening of the display and were extremely impressed!

GAA House is an educational facility to advance the science of gemmology in Australia and in particular to encourage by all means the more practical studies in gemmology. It provides an up-to-date library and information bureau with reliable data for members. GAA House also provides an up-to-date laboratory conducted by a qualified gemmologist for the testing of gemstones.

Whether you are a mineralogist, geologist, professional jeweller, a shop assistant, an antique dealer or a dedicated gem enthusiast, the GAA has a course to suit your needs.

TUESDAY 14TH AUGUST, 2018
6.00pm

 

GAA House houses an extensive mineral collection as well as the largest collection of fluorescing minerals in the Southern Hemisphere.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Phone 03 9326 6160 or
email vic@gem.org.au

 

In conjunction with the Melbourne 2018 IMA conference, we are very excited to announce that we have secured three internationally renowned guests to speak at GAA House!

 

TUESDAY 14TH AUGUST, 2018
6.30pm


Guest Speaker 1

Professor Lee A. Groat Ph.D. P.Geo.

'Sapphire and gem spinel in Canada's arctic'


Guest Speaker 2

Professor Gaston Giuliani Ph.D.

'Colombian emerald of yesterday and today'


Guest Speaker 3

Brendan M Laurs MS FGA GG

'Talking on Namibia' 

 

The jam packed evening will not disappoint, so make your bookings early to avoid disappointment, there will be a maximum capacity for this major event.

 

 

WEDNESDAY 15TH AUGUST, 2018
6.30pm


DRINKS, FOOD & MEET GEMMO'S

 

WITH FLUORESCENT MINERAL DISPLAY 

in Cooperation with CCOP 



Special registration rate for the full IMA2018 meeting for GAA members

 

IMA2018 are offering a fulltime registration at the student rate of $640.00 which is just $90 more than two single day registrations.

GAA members can register for the meeting using the special code IMA2018GEMS during the online registration process.

 

The Gemmological Association of Australia
(Victorian division) are proud to support
the 2018 IMA Melbourne conference

13-17 August, 2018

 

The five day program includes the first two full days of 'gemmological' topics.

Click on the link below to view the detailed two day program.

Click the link below to view the entire Conference schedule and for all registrations

on the official 2018 IMA Conference website

 

 

GETTING TO GAA HOUSE

Check the journey planner below or catch a 96 tram down Spencer st and jump off at Bourke Street and walk down Spencer Street for 10 mins (a well deserved walk after a long day at the conference) GAA House is 380 Spencer St West Melbourne and will be on the Right Hand side.

Visit https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/journey