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43rd Annual Rochester Mineralogical Symposium

Posted by Elise Skalwold  
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Elise Skalwold April 13, 2016 03:28PM
Looking forward to seeing Mindat friends at the 43rd Annual Rochester Mineralogical Symposium which kicks off tomorrow. 168 delegates have registered so far for this 4 day gathering, a world-class, award-winning scientific event and always a great time! It's been a couple years since I last presented at the RMS; this year's speakers are really hard acts to follow:

Brad Wilson: "Collecting Adventures on Baffin Island"
Peter Burns: "The Societal Importance of Uranium Minerals and Mineral-inspired Materials"
Bob Lauf: "Mineralogy of Uranium and Thorium"
John Koivula: "Crystalline Showcases"
Jeff Scovil: "What’s New in Minerals"
Bob Martin: "Minerals and Mineralogists of France"
Elise Skalwold: "From Gemology to Mineral Physics and Back Again"
Ken Carlsen & Woody Thompson: "Minerals of the Belvidere Mountain Asbestos
Quarries, Lowell-Eden, Vermont"
Michael Bainbridge: TBA (but always entertaining)
And the technical session presentation of papers; abstracts later published in Rocks & Minerals magazine.


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Elise Skalwold April 25, 2016 02:59AM
While the 43rd RMS was one of the best ever, the finale was nothing less than historic: Michael Bainbridge's overview of the upcoming book was terrific, not only in imagery and delivery, but because Bill Pinch was in the audiance for it!

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