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 Post subject: Bruce Bridges Live and in Person
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:51 am 
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The History of Tsavorite and the Scorpion Mine
Presented by
Bruce Bridges


Bruce Bridges, son of the legendary geologist Campbell Bridges, will give a presentation and first-hand account of the history of tsavorite and the adventure-filled life of his father.

Campbell Bridges, renowned for his discovery of tsavorite, lead successful, if often perilous, hunts for some of the world's rarest gemstones in the uninhabited bush of East Africa. His buccaneering life featured frequent brushes with snakes and scorpions, big cats and buffalo. Bruce will share the story of his father's discovery of tsavorite in the Tanzanian bush in 1967 and how he came to be the first to bring tanzinte to the U.S. for identification. Campbell Bridges was also Tiffany and Co.'s consultant geologist on tanzanite.

In addition, Bruce Bridges will discuss the evolution and development of the famed Scorpion mining industry over the past five decades, up to and including the present day mining landscape in Kenya.
All are welcome to attend this event, whether you're a GIA alumnus, student, industry associate, hobbyist or guest. Please share this invitation with any others you may feel would be interested.

Event Details:
Date: Thursday, Feb. 25
Time: 7 p.m.
Cost: $25 Per person - Prepay by check only; credit cards and Paypal cannot be
accepted. Cash and/or checks will be accepted at the door.

Location: Hotel Rex Directions
562 Sutter St. (between Mason and Powell Street)
San Francisco, CA 94102
*Food and drink available at the bar may be brought into the lecture room.

To RSVP: Please RSVP to by Monday, Feb. 22

Send your check to:
PO Box 5711
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

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