2019 CCGC Programs/Events
CCGC Meetings are the second Monday of each month (no meetings in July and August), at 6:00 PM (business meetings at 6:00 PM, Programs begin at 7:00 PM). Our venue is the Fellowship Hall of the Methodist Church, 9th and Main St., Cañon City, CO. Except as noted, our meetings are free and open to the public and we encourage visitors. Classes and field trips are open to members only and will be held at a variety of other locations and may include a fee.
At each membership meeting we have a fun silent auction where you can bid on special geology related items such as specimens of gems, minerals and rocks; books, tools, etc. If you have extra items you would like to donate, please bring them and we will add them to the auction. Proceeds go to CCGC's new scholarship fund.
February 11, 2019 - Stacey Kitzman, Gemologist - Diamonds, phenomenal Gems, and the Importance of Proper Identification and Valuation
Programs for 2019
January 14 - Andrew Smith – BLM - History of Excavations in the Garden Park Fossil Area"
February 11 - Stacey Kitzman - Diamonds, phenomenal Gems, and the Importance of Proper Identification and Valuation
Stacey is the owner of Kitzman Jewelry & Appraisals. She was born in Green Bay WI and from an early age has had a fascination with rocks, gems and all things sparkly. For 25 years she has worked in various facets of the jewelry industry beginning with sales and management at retail jewelers including: Zales, Whitehall Jewellers, Kay’s, Helzberg and most recently for Luisa Graff Jewelers. Her specialty has always been custom design, and naturally that led to learning how to create fine jewelry in every possible modality including: Fabrication, lost wax casting, wire wrapping, Precious Metals Clay and bead work.
Recently she has expanded her education of fine gems by becoming a student at the Gemological Institute of America and will be completing her Graduate Gemologist certification this spring. She will be expanding her business by offering fine jewelry appraisals and gem identification services at that time.
The guiding principle throughout her career is an innate sense of awe that such beauty not only exists, but that we as humans are affected on a spiritual level by the interaction and relationship that we have with gems and minerals. Her purpose has been to guide people to the perfect gems and design to fit both personality and function and to bring a sense of meaning to each creation.
March 11 - Steven Veatch - Subject TBA
April 8 - TBA
May 13 - TBA
June 10 - TBA
July, August - No meetings
Check back soon for other programs scheduled in 2019 as the list is updated.