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May, 2021

2021Sun23May3:30 pm4:15 pmConference Scientific Seminar: Green and Goldwith Murray Thompson BSc CF FGAA3:30 pm - 4:15 pm AWST (Perth time) online or through your local GAA hub Event Organized By: GAA Western Australian Division Location:NationalEvent Type:Educational,Symposium/Conference

Event Details

This year our fabulous line up of Scientific Seminars that form part of our Federal Conference will be available for all to attend, either virtually via zoom, or in person at various local GAA hubs around the country. Contact your local division to book your place today! Note that starting time is Perth time, as the Perth division is hosting this event.

  • A brief overview of the Marshall Pool chrysoprase deposit and the varieties of chrysoprase recovered there.
  • Gold from the Beta Hunt nickel mine, a once in fifty year find.

Murray has been working in gemmology for over 48 years, starting with a city-based jeweller in Adelaide, where he studied gemmology, valuing and store management. From there he progressed to faceting Australian emeralds in Kalgoorlie and prospecting for gold in WA, before returning to Adelaide, where he opened a gem cutting business.
In 1987 Murray won a Churchill Fellowship for international gem fashioning and display, which allowed him to visit gem cutters, jewellery stores, museums and gemmological studios across the world.
After more than a decade of gem cutting, Murray moved to Perth where he studied geology at Curtin University and the Kalgoorlie School of Mines, then worked as a geologist. After retiring, Murray resumed his gem fashioning business (Desert Fire Designs) concentrating on WA sourced material.

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Time

(Sunday) 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm AWST (Perth time)

Location

online or through your local GAA hub

Organizer

GAA Western Australian Divisionwa.education@gem.org.au (08) 9385 5489

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