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Techniques for CollectorsNCMA Micromoount Symposium

6th Apr 2013 03:21 BSTRobert Miller


4620 Doe Street

Shingle Springs, CA 95682

Hello Everyone,

It’s that time again to gather together at the 2013 NCMA annual micromount conference!

Registration materials for the conference are included in this message. Pre-registration is $15 per person and on-site registration will be $20 per person. You can also use the attached form to pay your 2013-2014 membership dues that are $10 for a single membership and $15 for a couple’s membership.

The conference will be held May 31 through June 2 at the El Dorado Community Hall (6139 Pleasant Valley Road) in El Dorado, California. El Dorado is located about 40 miles East of Sacramento on Highway 50. From either direction on Highway 50, take the Missouri Flat Road exit south to Highway 49. Turn right on Highway 49. At the junction of Highway 49 and Pleasant Valley Road, take Pleasant Valley Road. The Community Hall is about ¼ mile beyond the junction. Turn right on Oriental (directly across from the Post Office) to get to the Community Hall.

There will be no meals served at the conference. However, allocated time in the schedule has been provided for everyone to take advantage of nearby restaurants. A social hour will be held on Friday and Saturday afternoons, so bring your favorite finger-food to share.

Tim Rose, again, has lined up some terrific speakers for your enjoyment. The scheduled talks this year are as follows:

Friday evening, May 31 at 7:00 pm

Don Howard – “What’s Old in Minerals”

Saturday morning, June 1 at 10:00 am

Ted Hadley – “Maps and Navigating on a Budget, or …. Materials and methods for managing a library of topographic maps, annotating them, using them for navigation, and paperless portability with minimal cost investment”

Sunday morning, June 2 at 10:00 am

Tim Rose – “The San Rafael Mine, Nye County, Nevada”

Attendees should feel free to bring slides they’d like to show on Friday night following Don’s presentation. Last year for the first time, a silent auction was held that turned out to be a success.

We would like to encourage you to bring mineral-related items for this year’s silent auction.

Motel reservations should be made early; gather up some egg cartons or flats of material to keep the give-away tables well stocked for the weekend (as well as a few choice specimens for the live action on Saturday evening); and make your plans to attend. Hope to see you in El Dorado!!

Theresa Kokinos

NCMA Treasurer


Annual Micromount Conference, May 31 – June 2, 2013

El Dorado, California

Friday, May 31

2:00-4:30 PM Registration and Setup

4:30-5:30 PM Hors d’oeuvres

5:30-7:00 PM Dinner

7:00-7:45 PM Don Howard – “What’s Old in Minerals”

8:00- PM Open Forum - Slides

Saturday, June 1

8:00-10:00 AM Late Registration, Give-Away Tables Open

10:00-11:00 AM Ted Hadley – “Maps and Navigating on a Budget, or …. Minerals and methods for managing a library of topographic maps, annotating them, using them for navigation, and paperless portability with minimal cost investment”

12:00-1:00 PM Lunch Break

1:00-2:00 PM NCMA Board Meeting

2:00-4:30 PM Give-Away Tables, Scope Time

4:30-5:30 PM Hors d’oeuvres

5:30-7:00 PM Dinner

7:30- PM Live Auction

Sunday, June 2

8:00-10:00 AM Give-Away Tables Open

10:00-11:00 AM Tim Rose – “The San Rafael Mine, Nye County, Nevada”

11:00-12:00 AM Give-Away Tables Open, Scope Time

12:00-2:00 PM Lunch (on your own), Tear Down, Clean Up

Field Trip: After the conference, there will be an NCMA field trip to Colorado Hill (Zaca Mine) and the Monitor District, including the Curtz and Morningstar Mines. All these mines are located a short drive from Markleeville in Alpine County, CA. The trip will be from Sunday, June 1st through Monday, June 2nd, with an optional day to collect on Tuesday, June 3rd before starting for home.

All collecting will be done above ground. We will be camping at the collecting area. However, there is a motel in Markleeville, and a really nice state park with Hot Springs nearby. Motels are also available in Gardnerville, Nevada, which is about a 45 minute drive.

If you are interested, please send me an e-mail: sbogosian@aol.com. See you at NCMA!

Stan Bogosian


Annual Micromount Conference, May 31 – June 2, 2013


MAY 31, JUNE 1 – 2


NOTE: Pre-registration is $15 per person. Registration at the conference is $20 per person.

NAME(S) ____________________________________________________________

Pre-registration for conference - $15 per person $________________


DUES: $10 Single - $15 Couple $________________


Conference Registration plus 2013-2014 Dues $________________

Please include any changes in contact information (address, phone number, email).

Please make checks payable to NCMA and forward to:

Theresa Kokinos

NCMA Treasurer

4620 Doe Street

Shingle Springs, CA 95682



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