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Mindat.org Events, UK and RUSSIA, 2015

Last Updated: 15th Oct 2015

By Jolyon & Katya Ralph

Mindat.org is helping to co-organise events in the UK and Russia this year. Read on to find out about these events and how you can take part.

Firstly, the 3 Day UK Mineral Event

Friday 13th November 2015 - Natural History Museum London - behind the scenes tour of the Mineralogy department and visit to the mineral galleries.

A chance for a sneak peak behind the scenes in the mineral department of the Natural History Museum. See some of the best British minerals that are NOT on display, talk to the curators, and explore other items in the vast collections.

Address: Natural History Museum, Cromwell Rd, London SW7 5BD

With Jolyon Ralph of mindat.org and the staff of the Natural History Museum.

Price £15. Starts 2pm. Please email for full details.

Limited spaces, please email jolyon@mindat.org to request a place.

Photos from last year's visit:

Mindat and SMLS event 2014

Mindat and SMLS event 2014

Mindat and SMLS event 2014

Saturday 14th November 2015 - Sussex Mineral & Lapidary Society annual mineral show

One of the best mineral shows in the UK, this single-day show is one of the most important events in the UK mineral calendar.

Admission £2.50.

Venue: Clair Hall, Haywards Heath.

Sussex Mineral Show 2015

Sunday 15th November 2015 - Mindat and SMLS 2nd Annual Symposium

Our 2nd annual mineral symposium will be held on the Sunday in the Age Concern hall right next door to Clair Hall in Haywards Heath (where the mineral show is held the previous day). Everyone will find something of interest. We'll also have rock swap tables, so bring your spare minerals to trade with others!

Start at 10.30am, break for lunch (sandwiches, snacks, cakes, teas/coffees etc available for purchase), end at 4.00pm.

Limited to 80 attendees, tickets £10. Please register your interest by emailing jolyon@mindat.org

Mindat and SMLS event 2014

Confirmed Speakers and presentations:

Amir Akhavan - Geochemistry in action - the volcanic island of Iōjima in Japan
Luis Martins - The hitchhikers guide to portuguese pegmatites
Chris Mavris - An exceptional find of artinite from Parma, Italy
Ed Loye - "Winning" the REE - the criticality of mineralogy and host assemblage
Jolyon Ralph - brief mindat.org update
Roy Starkey - Arran in Focus (minerals of the Isle of Arran)

And... in Russia in December

Tuesday 15th December 2015 - 1st Russian Mineral Information Symposium - "The Future of Sharing Mineral Information"


Fersman Museum

Organized by: mindat.org, Mineralogical Almanac Magazine and the Fersman Mineralogical Museum

Venue: Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Moscow, Russia

Places are limited, tickets are available free of charge for those who wish to register - click here to register your interest.


Program (Draft Program - Subject to changes)

13:00-13:30 - Registration

13:30-14:00 - Michael Leybov and Ludmila Cheshko, "Mineralogical Almanac" magazine, Moscow, Popular-science mineralogical magazines as source information

A review of the most popular mineralogical periodicals.

14:15-14:45 - Jolyon Ralph, mindat.org, London - The Future of Mindat.org.

15:00-15:30 - Michael Leybov, “Mineralogical Almanac” magazine, Moscow, "Mineralogical Almanac": Past, Present, Future.

15:45-16:15 - Elena N. Matvienko, Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Moscow,
Most Interesting Mineralogical Online Resources

16:30 - Short presentations of mineralogical web resources (Russian and other). Closing discussions.

Register for this event in Moscow by completing this form. Click here.

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OK, Gentlemen, we the impatient have given you enough time - The symposium was 4 days ago! Let's see some photos and a report ;))

Alfredo Petrov
19th Nov 2015 1:42am

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