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The 44th Rochester Mineralogical Symposium

Last Updated: 23rd Apr 2017

By Jolyon & Katya Ralph

This is a LIVE report, keep this page loaded for live updates - new images will appear as they are added.





I am going to live report from the symposium over the next 4 days.



Ray McDougall starting the ball rolling with the Bay of Fundy



Super presentation, now taking questions.



The 4th floor is a mini mineral show.



John Betts



Displays



Robert Lauf is giving Frank Hawthornes presentation on silicate minerals as Frank could not attend due to illness.



Structure of silicates being discussed.



Silicate double chain 'ribbons'



Nets in sheet silicates.



Wonderful maybe 30cm+ calcite Crystal from Dalnegorsk - Terry Huizimg specimen in his display.



Terry and his case.



A display of mineral stamps by Fred Haynes



John Cornish and Vandal King



David Joyce giving a presentation about internal examination of a sperrylite specimen using a CT scanner.



Bob Morgan talking about fluorite twinning.



John Rakovan talking about neutron analysis of gold from Venezuela



Homestake mine, collection of Dr Robert E Jenkins



The fabled Viking sunstone, display by Elise Skalwold



Jeff Fast at mineralmovies has made some mineral light switch covers!



Also from MineralMovies this Lazurite pseudonorph of Phlogipite from Sar-e-Sang, Afghanistan.



He also has some miniature amethyst groups from India.



Steve Chamberlain announcing the next speaker.



Renato Pagano talking next about the Monteponi mine



Penfield quarry fluorite from Bob Hiler



Meteorites from outer space are by far and away my favourite kind of meteorites.



Brown Dog Natural Creations showing some Franklin rocks.



English hematite from American Hobby Shop



Vlad and Mila Klipov are here with their lab-grown Quartz



Sweet Home Mine microminerals - Cardinal Minerals



Chalcanthite, from Utah. Geologic Desires specimen.



And also from then a Bingham fluorite



Past 1am and the mineral talk doesn't stop - at least in Dave Bunks room!



Just about to start my presentation



Silent auction



Awards being given out



Voice auction



John Rakovan showing the cake being auctioned now. It raised $500



Frank Melansom won it for his table.



At leastv65% of the cake is being reauctioned.



33% of the cake being teauctioned. Raises another $150



22% of the cake being resold again. Made $100 again



Great blackdene fluorite from Well Arranged Molecules



A Canadian collectors lament.



Herwig Pelkmans talking about Vaes, the "unknown mineralogist"



Les Preszmik talking about mines in Arizona





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Comments

How are the mineral display cases?
Pictures are appreciated to enhance the VR experience
Thanks ahead Jolyon,
Steven

Steven Kuitems
21st Apr 2017 2:56am
Jolyon,
Who entered the case with the minerals from the Bob Jenkins collection?
Bob was a good friend.
Thanks,
Doug

Doug Rambo
22nd Apr 2017 4:58pm
The Bob Jenkins Exhibit is the work of George Loud. A wonderful tribute to Bob! Miss him and his pick up truck.

Peter Chin
22nd Apr 2017 8:06pm
Thank you for showing us.

Jose Miguel Sola Fdez.
23rd Apr 2017 8:53am

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