Author: <span class="vcard">Michele Castiaux</span>

Since the early days in the 1990s with Des Cowman’s talks on the heritage of the Copper Coast area and European Geopark Network membership in 2001, the Copper Coast Geopark has elucidated the geology and heritage of this beautiful part of the Waterford coast. Geopark Geologist-in-Residence, Robbie Galvin, will show us the sights and show off the exceptionally beautiful minerals…

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 Damien will talk about the geology of gem deposits and tell you how you can visit many of the these deposits yourself, safely to look for gemstones, and show you exactly what rock and mineral clues you need to search for by showing you some hands-on samples from the various sites. He will address the following questions: In what geological environments do gemstones occur, and how can we…

Read More IGA Lecture – 24th May 2017 – Gem Deposits of Europe by Damien Wilkinson (Gem Entrepreneur)