WIM Toronto Technical Talk

Technical Talk Series

Dr. Kim Tait, Royal Ontario Museum, on Gems and Jewels

Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Location: HudBay Minerals Inc. – 25 York St., Suite 800, Toronto, ON M5J 2V5

Cost: Free – Registration is required to ensure we have sufficient space.

Event Contact: wimtorontochapter@gmail.com

Registration: Please register no later than Monday, December 3 at http://www.women-in-mining.com/event-3567836

This is a brown bag event. Please bring your own lunch.

Gemstones are recovered all over the world. They are gifts of love, signs of power and of wealth. For centuries, men (and women) have begged, borrowed and killed for gemstones. What makes them so significant? What drives people to love them? What information do they possess, such as how they formed and where? Kim weaves in personal stories as Senior Curator of Mineralogy at the Royal Ontario Museum, research and some fun stories about gemstones (and will bring some to see up close!) and talk about an upcoming gem exhibition that she is working on.

Dr. Kim Tait is the Senior Curator and Teck Endowed Chair of Mineralogy and Associate Professor, Earth Sciences, University of Toronto.

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