Past Symposia

This webpage which was created in late September 2017 will be populated with past symposia, the programs that were presented there and a free pdf copy of the abstracts if abstracts were released for the meeting. While the attempt here is primarily for FM symposia, other North American meeting will be listed as time permits.


2017  Earlier this Year

The New Mexico Mineral Symposium

38th Annual Symposium, Socorro, New Mexico, November 11-12, 2017. the full schedule of speakers and program has been announced.  Contact Dr. Virgil Lueth, vwlueth@mtu.edu.

The Symposium program can be found2017_Nov_The New Mexico Mineral Symposium_speaker_program

There is more information at symposium

 

The Friends of Mineralogy, Pennsylvania Chapter Mineral Symposium: Pennsylvania Mining and Mineralogy

November 4-5, 2017; Lancaster, PA at Franklin and Marshall College. Doors open 8:30 a.m.; Symposium 9:00 – 4:00, Sales by Select Dealers – Silent Auction – Give-away Table – Meet Fellow Collectors.

For more information, a flyer is available here. FM-Pa-Symposium-2017-flyer.  

a registration form can be downloaded FM-PA_symposium_registration_2017

 

Yale Mineral Symposium, October 20-21, 2017

David Friend Hall, Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

The symposium agenda, speakers and program can be downloaded 2017_Oct_21_Yale_mineral_Symposium_agenda.

 

Pacific Northwest Chapter

43rd Annual Symposium: “Minerals of the Pacific Northwest”, Kelso, WA (north of Portland, OR), October 13 – 15, 2017 .

There was more information at http://www.pnwfm.org/

 

Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology Mining and Mineral Symposium
October 11-14, 2017 Butte, MT, Field Trips and lectures

For registration: http://mbmg.mtech.edu/2017symposium-registration.asp For information about the program  click here.

 

Tellus Mineral Symposium 2017

100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120,  March 25-26, 2017, Saturday-Sunday, 9 AM – 5 PM

Theme: Hydrothermal Mineralization.

The meeting speakers (March 25) and field trip (March 26) can be found here 2017_Tellus_mineral_symposium.

 

Midwest Chapter, Friends of Mineralogy

5th Annual Mineralogical Symposium, SPHALERITE AND WURTZITE: THE ZNS POLYMORPHS, was held on Saturday March 11, 2017, at Shideler Hall, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. The speakers and their talks were 2017_FM-Midwest-5th-Symposium-ZnS

The contacts and other details may still be available here at FM Midwest 5th Symposium ZnS.

 

The 38th Annual FM-MSA-TGMS Tucson Mineral Symposium

“Mineral Treasures of the Midwest”

Saturday, February 11, 2017, Tucson Convention Center
The thirty-eighth annual symposium held in conjunction with the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® took place on Saturday, 11 February, 2017.  The symposium was 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 was the same as the show theme: “Mineral Treasures of the Midwest”.  The speakers and their talks were Click Here.


2016

The 37th Annual FM-MSA-TGMS Tucson Mineral Symposium

Saturday, February 13, 2016, Tucson Convention Center
The thirty-seventh annual symposium held in conjunction with the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® had the same theme as the show: “Shades of Blue”.  The speakers and their talks were Click Here.

Midwest Chapter, Friends of Mineralogy

4th Annual Mineralogical Symposium, with the theme of Midwest Fluorite, was held on Saturday March 12, 2016, at Shideler Hall, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. The speakers and their talks were 2016_FM_Midwest_4th_symposium_Midwest_fluorite_agenda

The New Mexico Mineral Symposium

37th Annual Symposium, Socorro, New Mexico, November 12-13, 2016.  The speaker program for 2016 can be downloaded here.


2015

The New Mexico Mineral Symposium.  36th Annual Symposium, Socorro, New Mexico, November 13-15, 2015. The list of presentations and their abstracts can be found here: 2015 NM_mineral_symp_program and abstracts.


2014

35th Annual FM National Mineralogical Symposium, Feb 11, 2014 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Theme: Diamonds.  2014 Symposium Program.


2013

34th Annual FM National Mineralogical Symposium, Feb 11, 2013 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Theme: Fluorite – Colors of the Rainbow. 2013 Symposium program


2006

28th Annual FM National Mineralogical Symposium, Feb 11, 2006 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Theme: Minerals of Canada. 2006 Symposium program.


2001

22nd Annual FM National Mineralogical Symposium, Feb 10, 2001 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Theme: Minerals of Russia. 2001 Symposium program.


1997

18th Annual FM-TGMS-MSA National Mineralogical Symposium, Feb 15, 1997 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Symposium on Copper and Copper Minerals. Symposium program and abstracts in the Mineralogical Record, v.28, no. 1, p. 51-55 or here.


1994

16th FM National Mineralogical Symposium, Feb 11, 1994 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Theme: Topaz. 1994 Symposium Program.


1990

11th FM National Mineralogical Symposium, Feb 10, 1990 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Theme: Wulfenite.  1990 Symposium program.


1988

9th FM – MSA Symposium, Feb 11, 1988 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Theme: Beryl – Paragenesis and descriptive mineralogy.  1988 symposium program.


1987

8th FM – MSA Mineralogical Symposium, Feb 15, 1987 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Theme: Quartz and Associated species.

The 1987 symposium program can be dwonloaded here.


1985

7th FM – MSA Mineralogical Symposium, Feb 10, 1985 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Theme: Classic Mineral localities 1985_7th_FM_Tucson_symposium_program

7th FM- MSA Extended Abstracts with program can be obtained by clicking here.


1984

6th FM – MSA Mineralogical Symposium, Feb 12, 1984 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Theme: Minerals of Mexico


1983

5th FM – MSA Mineralogical Symposium, Feb 13-14, 1983 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Theme: Oxidation Mineralogy of Base Metal Deposits


1982

2nd Annual Mineral Symposium, Southern California FM Chapter, November 14, 1982,  MSSC Show, Pasadena, CA


1981

4th FM – MSA Symposium, February 15-16, 1981. Held at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Symposium Theme: The Mineralogy of Pegmatites. Speaker Program.

John Sinkankas presentation paper: Alpine type beryl-emerald deposits (unpublished paper).


1977

3rd FM – MSA Mineralogical Symposium, Feb 13-14, 1977 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Theme: Crystal Habit and Growth

Agenda: 1977_Feb_3rd_Tucson_FM_Symp_agenda


1976 

2nd FM – MSA Mineralogical Symposium, Feb 15-17, 1976 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Theme: Crystal Chemistry and Paragenesis of the Gem Minerals.


1975

Third Annual FM-Region 3 Mineral Symposium. Theme: Metamorphic rocks of Pennsylvania. Oct 31 -November 2, 1975; West Chester State College, PA.


1974

First FM – MSA Mineralogical Symposium, Feb 10-11, 1974 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Theme: Mineralogy and Paragenesis of Porphyry Copper Deposits, and Mineral Nomenclature, Terminology and Systematics.

Second Annual FM-Region 3 Mineral Symposium. Theme: Minerals and Ores in Igneous rocks in Pennsylvania. November 1-3, 1974, Van Wickel Hall, Geology Department, Lafayette College, Easton, PA. Sponsored by Region 3, Friends of Mineralogy.


1973

First annual FM-Region 3 Mineral symposium. Theme: Pennsylvania Mineral Collecting Symposium, Nov 2-3, 1973; Van Wickel Hall, Geology Department, Lafayette College, Easton, PA. Sponsored by Region 3, Friends of Mineralogy.