Sunday, November 14, 2021

Rest In Peace, BCLS Past President Ted Abery


Ted with Doug at Rendezvous 2019

Ted served the BCLS in many capacities - he will be missed.

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Rendezvous 2022



Announcing Rendezvous 2022
June 2 - 6, Coombs Fair Grounds, Coombs

Dear members and rock enthusiasts,

We would like to alert you to Rendezvous 2022 scheduled for June 2 - 6, 2022 at the Coombs Fair Grounds in Coombs, BC. Rendezvous is our Society's annual gathering which has taken place since 1958 (well, until the COVID pandemic). Rendezvous 2022 will feature:

  • Field Trips
  • Camaraderie
  • Mini Rock Show and Sale
  • BCLS Annual General Meeting

This year Rendezvous and Gemboree have been combined into a single larger-than-usual event focused on bringing us all back together after 2 years of COVID retreat. Rendezvous 2022 will be hosted by our Vancouver Island clubs including Victory Lapidary and Mineral Society, Cowichan Valley Rockhounds, Parksville & District Rock & Gem, Courtenay Gem and Mineral Club, Alberni Valley Rock & Gem, Ripple Rock Gem & Mineral Club (Vancouver Island Zone).

Our web site has been updated to include a high level schedule. The registration form will be posted on the web site before the end of the month. In the mean time, mark it on your calendar. Let's make a point of getting back together again and rocking BC!


Andrew Danneffel
BCLS President

Friday, November 12, 2021

Rendezvous in Coombs, 2022



Rendezvous is the British Columbia Lapidary Society's annual gathering and features field trips, displays, auctions, and our annual general meeting.

2022 Rendezvous

Coombs, BC, June 2 — 6, 2022
Coombs Fair Grounds
1014 Ford Rd.
Coombs, BC

Rendezvous 2022 is being organized by a team of Vancouver Island clubs including Victory Lapidary and Mineral Society, Cowichan Valley Rockhounds, Parksville & District Rock & Gem, Courtenay Gem and Mineral Club, Alberni Valley Rock & Gem, Ripple Rock Gem & Mineral Club with the assistance of the British Columbia Lapidary Society.

It will be held at the historic Coombs Fair Grounds. There are many attractions in the area such as Goats on the Roof and The Butterfly Gardens. The Horn Lake Caves, Qualicum Falls and Englishman River Falls Provincial Parks offer great hiking and exploring for those who might like to spend more time in the area. This is a very popular, well-known tourist area so it is great to have such a comfortable venue close to so many alternate activities and attractions.

2022 Rendezvous Supporting Materials

Summer Camp?



Seeking Proposals for Summer Camp 2022
The BCLS Executive is entertaining ideas from parties interested in organizing this event in 2022

Dear members,

The Executive will be entertaining proposals from parties interested in hosting Summer Camp 2022. If a club - or an individual member - has the desire to organize Summer Camp 2022 please reach out to us by email or phone.

The event typically takes place in August and is focused in a generally "unexplored" region of the province. You can learn more about Summer Camp here:

It would be wonderful if this event makes a return in 2022 but if no suitable proposals are received by early 2022 we will officially cancel the event.


Andrew Danneffel
BCLS President

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Kyanite from Brazil

Hello club members :) 

I received a parcel of Kyanite from Brazil, the  location is a mine at Sao Jose Da Safira, Minas Gerais.

My source selected these pieces out of a 40 kg lot specially for me, most of it is a nice dark cyan, translucent and gemmy, perfect for jewelery and pendants.

 I am offering this to Penticton Club members at .50 per gram, pieces run from $2 to $12. 

 There are also much larger specimen pieces available. 

 If anyone is interested please contact me for an appointment.

 Thank you