Monday March 12, 7:30pm
Multi-Purpose Room
Culver City Veterans Memorial

Mexican Precious Amber



Amber is a precious mineraloid comprised of fossilized tree resin.

Although amber is commonly associated with Europe’s Baltic region, it is not so widely known that some of the most beautiful, unique and interesting amber is mined in a tiny town named Simojovel, nestled deep in the mountains of Chiapas, Mexico

Join us and Linda Queally, as she shares her history and things not generally known about amber. We’ll journey to Simojovel, “La Tierra del Ambar,” where you will learn about the color, mining techniques, age and properties that distinguish Mexican amber from other amber.

Linda is a full-time artist and jewelry designer. Linda’s art education began with painting, and later grew to incorporate gems and jewelry. She began her gem studies in 2009 with annual trips to Tucson, Quartzsite and Denver gem shows.

In 2012 she embarked on a four-month trip to Mexico which included four mining towns. In 2016 she earned an associate’s degree and a certificate in gemology from Santiago Canyon College in Orange. Her jewelry education continues with lost wax design.

In addition to Linda’s focus on water themes, with many mermaids and pearls, she developed a deep love and appreciation for amber during her travel to Mexico.

Future Meetings

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General Meetings are held the second Monday of every month* at 7:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room in the Veterans Bldg., 4117 Overland Ave. The Multi-Purpose Room is located in back of the Veteran's Memorial Auditorium Building. When you enter the parking lot (from Culver Blvd - closest to Overland Blvd) walk to the right when facing the building. Around the corner, you will a sign leading to the Multi-Purpose room. Follow the sign and our meeting is in the room with all the glass windows and doors.

See you there!

*) Except if it falls on a federal holiday or the day after the Fiesta of Gems annual show.

Guests are always welcome.....

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