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Upcoming National and Chapter Symposia

Members belong to the Friends of Mineralogy either through one of its several regional chapters or as a national member.  Most of the chapters hold or co-sponsor annual symposia.

Listed chronologically below are symposia that should be of interest to many FM members.

The 38th Annual
Tucson Mineral Symposium

"Mineral Treasures of the Midwest"

Saturday, February 11, 2017
Tucson Convention Center

Call for papers

The thirty-eighth annual symposium held in conjunction with the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® will take place on Saturday, 11 February, 2017.  The symposium is cosponsored by the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society, the Friends of Mineralogy, and the Mineralogical Society of America.  As a tie in with the show, the symposium theme is the same as the show theme: "Mineral Treasures of the Midwest".  Presentations on descriptive mineralogy, classic and new localities, and related subjects are welcome.  An audience of amateur and professional mineralogists and geologists is expected.

Anyone wanting to present a paper should submit a 200-300 word abstract to Julian Gray, Northwest Museum of Rocks an Minerals, 26385 NW Groveland DR, Hillsboro, OR 97124; juliangrocks@gmail.com.  Presentations will be twenty minutes in length.  Abstracts must be submitted by 31 August 2016.


Midwest Chapter

5th Annual Mineralogical Symposium: SPHALERITE AND WURTZITE: THE ZNS POLYMORPHS, will be sponsered by the chapter.  The symposium will be held on Saturday March 11, 2017, at Shideler Hall, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.

The contacts and other details are available at this revised link.

Pacific Northwest Chapter

43rd Annual Symposium: “Minerals of Morocco”, Longview, WA (north of Portland, OR), October 13 – 15, 2017  Contact Bruce Kelley, bruce.kelley@gmail.com.

There is more information at http://www.pnwfm.org/symposium.html

The New Mexico Mineral Symposium

37th Annual Symposium, Socorro, New Mexico, November 12-13, 2016.  Titles of papers must be submitted by July 15, 2016, Abstracts must be in no later than September 15, 2016.  Contact Dr. Virgil Lueth, vwlueth@mtu.edu.

There is more information at http://geoinfo.nmt.edu/

The Friends of Mineralogy is affiliated with Mindat.org, the Mineralogical Society of America (MSA), Mineralogical Association of Canada (MAC),the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), The Mineralogical Record magazine, and Rocks & Minerals magazine.

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Web page updated February 2017.