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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 37th Annual
Tucson Mineral Symposium

"Shades of Blue"

Saturday, February 13, 2016
Tucson Convention Center
10 AM to 2:30 PM
Crystal Ballroom
Symposium Agenda.
10:00 AMWelcome and Introductory RemarksJulian Gray
10:05 AMHow to get the Blue out of the White: Benitoite Preparation TechniquesRick Kennedy
10:30 AMRapid Creek (Yukon, Canada) RevisitedRod Tyson
11:00 AMThe Hue of BlueBruce Kelly
11:30 AMBlue Gem MineralsPeter Lyckberg
12:00 PMLunch Break 
1:30 PMLos Azules: The Blue Minerals of Mexico...and friendsPeter Megaw
2:00 PMBlue Halite from Carlsbad, New MexicoVirgil W. Lueth & Philip Simmons
2:30 PMClosing RemarksJulian Gray


Midwest Chapter

4th Annual Mineralogical Symposium: Midwest Flourites, will be sponsered by the chapter.  The symposium will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at Shideler Hall, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.

The agenda, contacts, and map are available at this link.

Pacific Northwest Chapter

42st Annual Symposium: Butte, MT, Minerals and Mineralogy (Tentatively), Longview, WA (north of Portland, OR), October 14 – 16, 2016  Contact Bruce Kelley, bruce.kelley@gmail.com.

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

The Rochester Mineralogical Symposium

42nd Symposium, Rochester, NY April 14-17, 2016.  Radisson Hotel Rochestr Airport at 175 Jefferson Road, Rochester, NY 14623

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Web page updated January 2016.