Rob Belcher will present his “Journeys Through the Brazilian Mining Areas” at the Calgary Gem & Mineral Show on Sunday 11:30am 28th of November 2010

Rob Belcher started mineral collecting in his 20’s and in 1985 did his first mineral show at the opening of the Tyrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta. He has now exhibited at more than 300 shows across Canada, the USA, and Europe. His gem hunting travels have taken him to Brazil 25 times or so, and also to Burma and Pakistan. Specimens from his company The Aesthetics Underground grace displays in many museums, including the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. and the Sorbonne in Paris, and they have also found homes in fine private collections around the world. Jewellery pieces featuring his gemstones have won esteemed Spectrum Awards at the annual Tucson show.
“My life has been a constant search for nature’s beauty, both in grandeur and in miniature. I delight in passing on this beauty to others.”
Rob exhibits annually at the Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria public gem shows, has a yearly open house, and goes on an annual fall ‘Mineral Mayhem Tour’ to the same cities. His appearance at this new Calgary Gem & Mineral Show is part of his 25th Anniversary Tour.