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38th Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium

Posted by Erin Delventhal  
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Erin Delventhal October 20, 2017 08:27PM
The 38th Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium will be held November 11-12, 2017 (with optional field trips in the days prior) at the Macey Center on the New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology campus in Socorro, New Mexico.

This year's schedule includes a trip to the Bursum Mine (goethite locality), a social evening in the New Mexico Bureau of Geology Mineral Museum, the traditional (but informal) three-four nights of tailgating and social gatherings at the Comfort Inn & Suites and other locations, a silent auction and dinner, as well as the following speakers:

Saturday, Nov. 11:
Exploring the Minerals of Wind Mountain: An Alkaline Laccolith near the Border with Texas — Michael Michayluk
Adventures of the Conglomerate Kid in the Michigan Copper Country — Tom Rosemeyer
The Piedmont Mine: History, Minerals, and Myths — Barbara Muntyan
What I did on my Summer Vacation: The “Pet”rified Forest Project — Alan Perryman
Updated Mineral Lists For The Georgetown District, Grant County, New Mexico — Robert Walstrom
Enchanted Adventures: 30 Years of Field Collecting New Mexico — Philip Simmons
Caledonite and Linarite from the Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico — Ray DeMark and Tom Katonak
Collecting Geode Minerals in the American Midwest — Terry Huizing (Featured Speaker)

Sunday, Nov. 12:
The Creation of the Sherman Dugan Museum of Geology at San Juan College, Farmington, New Mexico — Donna Ware and Jeff Self
Kelly Mine Mineral Update — Patrick Haynes
Micro and Thumbnail Treasures of the Graphic Mine, Magdalena District, Socorro County, New Mexico — Allen Schmeidicke
Cripple Creek — The Untold Stories — Steven Veatch, Ben Elick, and Jenna Salvat
The Desert Museum’s Limestone Caves and Cave-like Minerals — Anna Dometrovic


As usual, it promises to be a great event and I look forward to seeing those of you who can make it!
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Paul Brandes October 20, 2017 09:29PM
Sadly, Nathalie and I won't be able to make it this year for the Symposium because of prior commitments here in Houston.
Next year however, Nathalie has promised a very informative presentation for the event.....
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Erin Delventhal October 20, 2017 10:02PM
I'm sorry to hear that, I was looking forward to seeing you! Will catch you next year though!
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Doug Daniels October 21, 2017 04:30AM
As always, wish I could attend. A few talks listed are of interest to me, having attended NMT back in the day, and my interest in Southwest minerals. Hope the Symposium is well attended.
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Chris Rayburn October 21, 2017 02:59PM
Hi Erin--Looking forward to my first NM Symposium. Thanks and see you there!
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