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.
Flagg Mineral Foundation Symposium
April, 5 – 7, 2019 at Drury Inn & Suites – Phoenix Chandler Fashion Center.
Southern California Friends of Mineralogy
Geology and Mineral Resources of the North Slope of the San Bernardino Mountains, Stoddard Ridge & Sidewinder Mountains NE of Victorville, California
Saturday March 30, 2019,
9:00 AM – Noon: Symposium
1:00 – 4:00 PM: Tour of OMYA White Knob Quarry
Sunday March 31: Field Trips, Stoddard Ridge and Sidewinder Mountains
Midwest Chapter Friends of Mineralogy
7th Annual Mineralogical Symposium
Saturday March 9, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
152 Shideler Hall, Miami University, Oxford, OH
Steve Chamberlain will be the keynote speaker.
54th Pacific Micromount Conference
Where: Fallbrook Mineral Museum
When: February 1-3, 2019
The 54th annual Pacific Micromount Conference at the Fallbrook Mineral Museum, 123 W. Alvarado Avenue, Fallbrook, California will begin on Friday afternoon, February 1 with microscope setup and greeting friends. A very large selection of carefully labeled micro minerals will be available on the $1 sales table. In the evening there will be talks on the unusual and interesting mercury mineralization found at the McDermitt Mine in Nevada.
On Saturday, February 2nd, the free give away table will also be open with material both from old collections and from material recently collected through arduous effort by avid field collectors. The morning talk by Paul Adams will be on the history and minerals of the Mohawk and Copper World Mines in Southern CA. During the afternoon there will be both a silent auction and a verbal auction of fine micro specimens. The afternoon talk will be by Robert Housley on the use of Raman spectroscopy in the study of secondary tellurium minerals.
There will be a field trip to an undisclosed location on Sunday.
Fallbrook is a short distance off of the 15 Freeway between San Bernardino and San Diego.
For more information and registration forms go to the MSSC website http://www.mineralsocal.org/pacific-micromount-conference/ and click on PMC 2019, or e-mail rhousley @ its.caltech.edu.
2018 The New Mexico Mineral Symposium
39th Annual Symposium, Macey Center, New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology, Socorro, New Mexico, 2nd weekend (9-11) in November 2018. For more information contact: Dr. Virgil Lueth, firstname.lastname@example.org. There is more information at symposium
Registration form can be downloaded here:2018_NM_Mineral_symposium_registration_form
Speakers program can be downloaded here: 2018_NM_Mineral_symposium_program
The third Yale Mineral and Gem Symposium, October 19-20, 2018
At the Peabody Museum, David Friend Hall, featuring expert speakers from the fields of mineralogy and gemology.
Dr. Jack Ogden, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain
Science and Delusion – How minerals drifted into myth and back
Schedule of Events
Friday, October 19, 5:00-6:00pm, Lecture & Book Signing, Dr. Jack Ogden:The Early History of Diamonds
Friday, October 19, 6:00pm, Reception
Saturday, October 20, 8:15am-5:00pm, Symposium
For a combined program, presentation abstracts and speakers biographies, click here: 2018 Yale Mineral and Gem Symposium_program_abstracts_speaker_bios.
2018 Friends of Mineralogy, Pacific Northwest Chapter Symposium
44rd Annual Symposium, October 19-21, 2018
Minerals of California
Red Lion Inn, Kelso, WA (north of Portland, OR)
There will be more information at http://www.pnwfm.org/
2018 The Friends of Mineralogy, Pennsylvania Chapter Mineral Symposium
First weekend, on Saturday 3 November, 2018; Franklin and Marshall College. Lancaster, PA. Doors open 8:30 a.m.; Symposium 9:00 – 4:00, Sales by Select Dealers – Silent Auction – Give-away Table – Meet Fellow Collectors. field trip to follow on sunday.
For more information see: 2018_nov4_Penn_symposium
2018 Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology Mining and Mineral Symposium
2nd Weekend on 10-13 October 2018 Butte, MT, Field Trips and lectures
For registration and information about the program click next: 2018_Mining_mineral-symp_Butte_Montana
For the speaker program click here.
2018 Dallas Mineral Collecting Symposium
The Dallas Mineral Collecting Symposium will be held August 24-26, 2018 at the Charles W. Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive, across from the Renaissance Hotel, Richardson, TX 75082
Dallas Mineral Collecting Symposium 2018 speaker lineup
Alain Martaud: French Fluorite Mines and Mining
Eloise Gaillou: European Treasures in the Paris Museums
Peter Lyckberg: Kongsberg – King of Silver Mines
Bob Jones: Around the World in 80 Years
Dr. Robert Bowell: Cornwall: Mining and History
Dr. Andreas Stuckl: Swiss and Alpine Treasures
Renato Pagano: Italian Sulfurs and Sulfur Mining
Michael Rumsey: European Classics in the British Museum
More information can be found at http://www.dallassymposium.org/2018-symposium/
2018 August 4-5
Minerals from the metallic ore deposits of the American Southwest, Berthoud Hall, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado.
The Friends of Mineralogy, Colorado Chapter; the Friends of the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum and the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum are sponsoring a two day symposium on the Colorado School of Mines Campus with a free field trip for registered participants, subject to forest fires and other environment closures on August 6, 2018.
Speakers and titles as of June 12, 2018
- Frontier Mining Methods (Keynote presentation) – Ed Raines
- The Eagle Mine: Colorado’s Greatest Zinc Mine and Most Prolific Mineral Specimen Producer – Ed Raines
- Minerals from the Cookes Peak base metal deposit, Luna County, New Mexico – Phil Simmons,
- Exploring mines and mineral collecting in the Magdalena mining district of New Mexico in the 1970s – Robert Hembree,
- About a polymetallic deposit, Utah (unofficial title) – Lisa Fisher,
- About minerals and mining in the Hansonburg District, Socorro Co., New Mexico (unofficial title) – Erin Delventhal,
- Minerals of the Metallic Ore Deposits of Utah – Brent Thorne,
- Mineralogy and Geology of Bisbee, Warren District, Cochise County, Arizona – Philip Persson
- Outstanding minerals of the Metallic Ore Deposits of New Mexico – Peter Modreski
- Minerals of the Torpedo-Bennett fault zone in the Organ Mountains, New Mexico – Michael Michayluk
more information can be downloaded at: http://friendsofmineralogycolorado.org/mmodas/
A registration form can be downloaded at: Symposium Registration form
New England Mineral Conference
The SIXTH ANNUAL NEW ENGLAND MINERAL CONFERENCE, on May 11, 2018 to be held at the Grand Summit Resort Hotel & Conference Center, Sunday River, Newry, Maine
More information can be obtained at http://www.nemineralconference.org/Welcome.html
Rochester Mineralogical Symposium
45th Rochester Mineralogical Symposium. April 19-22, 2018. Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport at 175 Jefferson Road Rochester, NY 14623
More information can be obtained at http://www.rasny.org/minsymp/
26th Annual 2018 Minerals of Arizona Symposium
Friday 13th – Sunday 15th April 2018, Phoenix, AZ Theme: Grand Reef mine, Arizona
More information at: http://flaggmineralfoundation.org/home/minerals-of-az-symposium/
2018 Tellus Mineral Symposium
100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120, March 24-25, 2018, Saturday-Sunday, 9 AM – 5 PM
Theme: Southeastern Minerals
Southern California Friends of Mineralogy
Mineral Locality Symposium: “Jewels South of the Coachella Valley Region”
March 24-25, 2018, Saturday-Sunday
Saturday Morning Lectures: California State University, San Bernardino Palm Desert Campus, 8:30 am – noon
Saturday Afternoon and Sunday: Field Trips
For more information about the program and location click here.
Symposium contact is Dr. Don Buchanan,
e-mail: email@example.com or call (909) 792-3236.
2018 Midwest Chapter, Friends of Mineralogy Mineral Symposium
March 10, 2018, Oxford, OH. 6th Annual Midwest Mineralogical Symposium, sponsored by the Friends of Mineralogy, Cincinnati Mineral Society and Miami University Geology Department. Meeting Location: Shideler Hall, 250 S. Patterson Ave., Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Info. Randy Marsh, firstname.lastname@example.org, or http://www.fommidwest.org/ The speaker program can be downloaded here: 6th-Symposium-Announcement.
39th Annual FM-MSA-TGMS Tucson Mineral Symposium
CRYSTALS AND CRYSTAL FORMS
Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018, From 10 AM – 2 PM, in the Crystal Ball Room of the Tucson Convention Center; Tucson Gem and Mineral Society Show®.
Sponsored by: The Friends of Mineralogy, the Mineralogical Society of America and the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society.
Organizers: Virgil Lueth, Virgil.Lueth@nmt.edu, and John Rakovan, Rakovajf@miamioh.edu
Description: The thirty-ninth annual symposium held in conjunction with the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® will take place on Saturday, 10 February, 2018. 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: “Crystals and Crystal Forms”. The speaker program can be downloaded here: The 39th Annual FM-MSA-TGMS Tucson Mineralogical Symposium
Speakers and topics
9:55 AM Introductory Statements – John Rakovan
- John Rakovan Crystals and Crystal Forms 10:00
- Pete Richards Distorted Crystals 10:15 (1/2 hour talk)
- Terry Huizing Calcite Twins 10:45
- John Jaszczak Sphalerite & Wurtzite polytypism and morphology 11:00
- Virgil Lueth Pseudomorphs of Magdalena 11:15
- 11:30-12:00 Break
- Herwig Pelckmans Multiple Forms on Isometric Crystals 12:00
- Marcus Origlieri Crystal Drawing Programs and the AMCSDB 12:15
- Barb Dutrow Hemimorphism: Symmetry and Forms in Tourmaline 12:30
- John Jaszczak Breaking the law: exceptions to the classical laws of crystallography 12:45
- William Cordua The many forms and habits of Chalcocite at the Flambeau Mine 1:00
- Boris Kantor Dendrites 1:00 – 1:15
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, email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
35th Annual FM National Mineralogical Symposium, Feb 11, 2014 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Theme: Diamonds. 2014 Symposium Program.
34th Annual FM National Mineralogical Symposium, Feb 11, 2013 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Theme: Fluorite – Colors of the Rainbow. 2013 Symposium program
29th Annual FM National Mineralogical Symposium, Feb 10, 2007 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Theme: Gems and Minerals from Down Under 2007_29th_FM_Tucson_symposium_Gems_and_Minerals_from_down_under
28th Annual FM National Mineralogical Symposium, Feb 11, 2006 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Theme: Minerals of Canada. 2006 Symposium program.
22nd Annual FM National Mineralogical Symposium, Feb 10, 2001 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Theme: Minerals of Russia. 2001 Symposium program.
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.
16th FM National Mineralogical Symposium, Feb 11, 1994 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Theme: Topaz. 1994 Symposium Program.
11th FM National Mineralogical Symposium, Feb 10, 1990 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Theme: Wulfenite. 1990 Symposium program.
10th FM- MSA – Tucson Gem and Mineral Society sponsored symposium, Sunday, Feb 14, 1989 at the Tucson gem and Mineral Show, tucson, AZ. theme: Galena. Program: 1989_Friends_of_mineralogy_10th_symposium_program_Tucson
9th FM – MSA Symposium, Feb 11, 1988 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Theme: Beryl – Paragenesis and descriptive mineralogy. 1988 symposium program.
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.
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.
6th FM – MSA Mineralogical Symposium, Feb 12, 1984 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Theme: Minerals of Mexico
5th FM – MSA Mineralogical Symposium, Feb 13-14, 1983 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Theme: Oxidation Mineralogy of Base Metal Deposits
2nd Annual Mineral Symposium, Southern California FM Chapter, November 14, 1982, MSSC Show, Pasadena, CA
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).
3rd FM – MSA Mineralogical Symposium, Feb 13-14, 1977 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Theme: Crystal Habit and Growth
2nd FM – MSA Mineralogical Symposium, Feb 15-17, 1976 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Theme: Crystal Chemistry and Paragenesis of the Gem Minerals.
Third Annual FM-Region 3 Mineral Symposium. Theme: Metamorphic rocks of Pennsylvania. Oct 31 -November 2, 1975; West Chester State College, PA.
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.
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.