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The 44th Rochester Mineralogical Symposium

Last Updated: 4th Dec 2018

By Jolyon Ralph

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




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



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Ray McDougall starting the ball rolling with the Bay of Fundy



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Super presentation, now taking questions.



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The 4th floor is a mini mineral show.



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John Betts



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Displays



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



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Structure of silicates being discussed.



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Silicate double chain 'ribbons'



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Nets in sheet silicates.



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



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Terry and his case.



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A display of mineral stamps by Fred Haynes



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John Cornish and Vandal King



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



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Bob Morgan talking about fluorite twinning.



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John Rakovan talking about neutron analysis of gold from Venezuela



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Homestake mine, collection of Dr Robert E Jenkins



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The fabled Viking sunstone, display by Elise Skalwold



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



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



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He also has some miniature amethyst groups from India.



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Steve Chamberlain announcing the next speaker.



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Renato Pagano talking next about the Monteponi mine



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Penfield quarry fluorite from Bob Hiler



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



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Brown Dog Natural Creations showing some Franklin rocks.



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English hematite from American Hobby Shop



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



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Sweet Home Mine microminerals - Cardinal Minerals



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Chalcanthite, from Utah. Geologic Desires specimen.



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And also from then a Bingham fluorite



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



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Just about to start my presentation



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Silent auction



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Awards being given out



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Voice auction



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



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Frank Melansom won it for his table.



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At leastv65% of the cake is being reauctioned.



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



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



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Great blackdene fluorite from Well Arranged Molecules



A Canadian collectors lament.



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Herwig Pelkmans talking about Vaes, the "unknown mineralogist"



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Les Preszmik talking about mines in Arizona





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Discuss this Article

21st Apr 2017 02:56 BSTSteven Kuitems Expert

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

22nd Apr 2017 16:58 BSTDoug Rambo Expert

Jolyon,
Who entered the case with the minerals from the Bob Jenkins collection?
Bob was a good friend.
Thanks,
Doug

22nd Apr 2017 20:06 BSTPeter Chin Expert

The Bob Jenkins Exhibit is the work of George Loud. A wonderful tribute to Bob! Miss him and his pick up truck.

23rd Apr 2017 08:53 BSTJose Miguel Sola Fdez.

Thank you for showing us.
 
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