Monday October 9 - 7:30pm
Multi-Purpose Room
Culver City Veterans Memorial


Presented by Christopher Anthony

Miner, cutter, seller & all around expert.


Christopher will begin his talk by telling us about Fire Agate, its formation and rarity, followed by a fine display of raw & cut Fire Agate. Next he will give a visual presentation on his process of evaluating and cutting Fire Agate. Followed by an actual demonstration of evaluating rough Fire Agate and then "cutting" it with his Foredom tools.

Although, Christopher had always been interested in rocks & gems, 20 years ago he got the "bug", and decided to learn how to be a lapidary. He got a used Pixie & a few buckets of rocks, followed by time in the Library, to learn all he could, and he was "off & running". At first, he "got real interested in Opals. I purchased a few jars of Mexican Opals & started cutting cabs with gusto". A few years later, while visiting Quartzite he discovered Fire Agate, and that has been his primary interest, ever since.

In February, 2013, Christopher became a 50% partner, with a friend, in the Jeberedhiah Fire Agate mine in S.W. Arizona. For the past 6 years, he has been a "full time" lapidary, plus a rock & gem dealer. He does several shows, both in California & Arizona, including: Stoddard Wells; Vista; Nipomo, and the Pow Wow in Quartzite, AZ.

Future Meetings

  • November 13 -

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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