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.


2018 – Earlier this Year

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.

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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/

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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

  1. Frontier Mining Methods (Keynote presentation) – Ed  Raines
  2. The Eagle Mine: Colorado’s Greatest Zinc Mine and Most Prolific Mineral Specimen Producer – Ed Raines
  3. Minerals from the Cookes Peak base metal deposit, Luna County, New Mexico – Phil Simmons,
  4. Exploring mines and mineral collecting in the Magdalena mining district of New Mexico in the 1970s – Robert Hembree,
  5. About a polymetallic deposit, Utah (unofficial title) – Lisa Fisher,
  6. About minerals and mining in the Hansonburg District, Socorro Co., New Mexico (unofficial title) – Erin Delventhal,
  7. Minerals of the Metallic Ore Deposits of Utah – Brent Thorne,
  8. Mineralogy and Geology of Bisbee, Warren District, Cochise County, Arizona –  Philip Persson
  9. Outstanding minerals of the Metallic Ore Deposits of New Mexico – Peter Modreski
  10. 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: dbuch7326@aol.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, marsh.rg@pg.com, 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

  1. John Rakovan Crystals and Crystal Forms 10:00
  2. Pete Richards Distorted Crystals 10:15 (1/2 hour talk)
  3. Terry Huizing Calcite Twins 10:45
  4. John Jaszczak Sphalerite & Wurtzite polytypism and morphology 11:00
  5. Virgil Lueth Pseudomorphs of Magdalena 11:15
  6. 11:30-12:00 Break
  7. Herwig Pelckmans Multiple Forms on Isometric Crystals 12:00
  8. Marcus Origlieri Crystal Drawing Programs and the AMCSDB 12:15
  9. Barb Dutrow Hemimorphism: Symmetry and Forms in Tourmaline 12:30
  10. John Jaszczak Breaking the law: exceptions to the classical laws of crystallography 12:45
  11. William Cordua The many forms and habits of Chalcocite at the Flambeau Mine 1:00
  12. Boris Kantor Dendrites 1:00 – 1:15

2017

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


2007

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


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.


1989

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

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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.