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BMS Symposium 2018 - Leicester

Last Updated: 16th Sep 2018

By Tom Costes

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

Each year the BMS organises a symposium for everybody who loves micromounts (and just minerals in general). We’re all staying in the same hotel and they are renting a whole floor just for selling, swapping, auctioning, photographing and lectures.
I’ll try to keep you guys up to date!

We’re all waiting for David Roe to start his talk about Phosphates in North Devon

And we’ve started

I’m going to take advantage of the lecture to look at some specimen for the auction later tonight and the silent auction

The first lot in the auction is this wonderfuk drawing of the engine house at South Crofty

A wonderfull calcite from Golconda Mine, Derbyshire

A great Chinkapook Gypsum

A big Taffs Well Calcite

The Clash of The Live Reports!!!
Jolyon and the people of the UK trip are visiting the symposium!

And Roy Starkey is presenting his new book about the Minerals of the English Midlands. For more information visit: www.britishmineralogy.com

And here you can vote for the best mineralogical photograph

And now we are listening to Roy Starkey talking about his new book.

The main “loud” auction is about to start with auctionmaster Roy Starkey (yes the man does a lot) and Martin Stolworthy.

Offically the symposium might be over for today, but that doesn’t mean we stop talking about minerals

And we continue for a bit today. First there will be the general meeting of the BMS followed by the award ceremony for all the competitions they held on the symposium

And we’re all set for the general meeting.

The chairman Martin Stolworthy is giving away the prizes. Here he gives the Founder’s Cup to Ulrich Wagner.

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Great to see symposium coverage! Thanks, Tom!

(I’m a bit disappointed that I’m too busy to Live Report the Denver show - I want to play Clash of the Live Reports!)

Erin Delventhal
15th Sep 2018 3:05pm
Thanks for the live report Tom - a new innovation for the British Micromount Symposium. It was great to have you and our other international visitors at the Symposium - Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland and the USA represented this year! I look forward to catching up with many Mindat members at the Bakewell Show, which will be the formal launch of Minerals of the English Midlands. Advance ordering via my website should go live in the next couple of weeks.

Roy Starkey

Roy Starkey
17th Sep 2018 1:42pm
Fantastic to see you all there. And congratulations on the new book, Roy!

I would be reading it right now except I accidentally left it at the symposium (oops!) and won't get it now until the beginning of October!

Jolyon & Katya Ralph
20th Sep 2018 2:30pm

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