2022 Tucson Mineral Symposium

In conjunction with the Mineralogical Society of America and the Tucson Gem & Mineral Society, Friends of Mineralogy is pleased to announce the return of the annual Tucson Mineral Symposium for its 40th year.

Minerals of the Apatite Supergroup and Mineral Fluorescence
Saturday, February 12, 2022
Tucson Convention Center, Tucson, AZ

The speaker program is as follows:

Daniel E. Harlov – “Apatite and fluids: pseudomorphism, mineral inclusions, and mineral formation” (remote talk from Europe)
John Rakovan – “The Sauberg Mine, Type locality of fluorapatite, and the recognition of apatite as a distinct mineral species”
Madeline Murchland* and John Rakovan – “Fluorescence spectroscopy of apatite”
Evan Smith – “Decoding the colors and patterns of fluorescence in Diamond”
Peter Megaw – “The apatite supergroup of minerals from Mexico”
Markus Raschke – “The fluorescence of scheelite from Xuebaoding, Sichaun Province, China”
Ray Grant – “Vanadinite in Arizona”
Bill Stephens – “Pyromorphite from the world-famous Phoenixville District lead mines, Chester County, Pennsylvania”
Thomas Loomis – “Apatite occurrences in the Black Hills, South Dakota”
Nicholas Hebert – “Orange fluorescent minerals from Mogok: from the scapolite-feldspathoid bearing marbles to hackmanite” (remote talk from Perth, Australia)
Glenn Waychunas*, George Rossman, and Michael Gaft – “Electronic defects as activators of luminescence in minerals: overview and examples of novel fluorescence and tenebrescence”
* denotes presenter