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Frank de Wit

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Re: Dallas
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Dallas Mineral Collector Symposium
http://www.dallassymposium.org/
http://www.irocks.com/2017-dallas-mineral-collecting-symposium/

25-27 august 2017

Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts and Corporate Presentations
2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, Texas 75082, USA



http://www.dallassymposium.org/2017-symposium-speakers/
Speakers:
John Cornish
Australian Crocoite Mining
Biography and Lecture Synopsis

Federico Barlocher
Gem Minerals of Burma
Biography and Lecture Synopsis

Christophe Keilmann
History of the Munich Show
Biography and Lecture Synopsis

Bruce Bridges
The Tsavorite Story
Biography and Lecture Synopsis

Dr. Peter Lyckberg
Pakistani Gem Treasures
Biography and Lecture Synopsis

Emanuele Marini
Mineral Lab Advances and Philosophies
Biography and Lecture Synopsis

Richard Hughes
Ruby and Sapphire
Biography and Lecture Synopsis

Dr. Robert Hazen
Mineral Evolution and Diversity
Biography and Lecture Synopsis

George Rossman
Color in Minerals
Biography and Lecture Synopsis

Frank de Wit

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Re: Dallas
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2015, 02:37:14 PM »
Dallas Mineral Collector Symposium
http://www.dallassymposium.org/
http://www.irocks.com/2016-dallas-mineral-collecting-symposium/

19-21 august 2016

Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts and Corporate Presentations
2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, Texas 75082, USA

Also see:
http://www.mindat.org/mesg-62-388658.html



Speakers:
Joe Dorris – Mining Colorado Amazonite and Filming, Prospectors
Jeffrey Post – American Treasures in the Smithsonian
John Medici – Herkimer and Spruce Claims – Challenging Localities
Jeff Swanger – Oceanview Mine, USA’s Largest Operating Gem Mine
John Cornish – Blistered Fingers – Field Collecting in the Western USA
John Rakovan – Crystallography: How Big, Beautiful Crystals Form

Bert de Ruiter

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Re: Dallas
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2015, 02:32:24 PM »
International Gem and Jewelry Show
http://www.intergem.com/shows/upcoming-shows/dallas-tx-october-16-18

14-16 october 2016
16-18 october 2015

Dallas Market Hall
2200 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas, USA

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Re: Dallas
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2014, 01:27:37 PM »
Dallas Mineral Collector Symposium
http://www.dallassymposium.org/2015-symposium/

21-23 august 2015

Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts and Corporate Presentations
2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, Texas 75082, USA

Also see:
http://www.mindat.org/mesg-62-352726.html



2015 Symposium Speakers

Brice Gobin
Tanzanite: From Mine to Market
Biography and Lecture Synopsis

Dr. Robert Bowell
Tsumeb: A Mineralogical Paradise
Biography and Lecture Synopsis

Dr. Federico Pezzotta
Adventures in Madagascar
Biography and Lecture Synopsis

Tom Gressman
Mineralogical Record: History and Significance
Biography and Lecture Synopsis

Dr. Bruce Cairncross
The Kalahari Manganese Field: Discovery, Development, and Divine Minerals
Biography and Lecture Synopsis

Tomasz Praszkier
Adventures in Morocco Featuring Mibladen
Biography and Lecture Synopsis

Dr. Bruce Cairncross and Dr. Robert Bowell
Darkest Copper: Classic and Contemporary Copper Minerals of Note from Africa
Lecture Synopsis

Frank de Wit

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Re: Dallas
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2014, 06:43:24 PM »
Dallas Mineral Collector Symposium
http://www.dallassymposium.org/

22-23 august 2014

Friday, August 22 
Opening Party
The Arkenstone Gallery
6PM-10PM

Saturday, August 23
Symposium Lectures
Southern Methodist University
9AM-5PM

Dessert and Cocktails
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science
7:30PM-9:30PM



2014 Symposium Presenters

With a focus on Mexican minerals and gold, and some fun extras added in, the 2014 Dallas Mineral Collecting Symposium features eight exciting new speakers.

The Great Oxidation Event – Diversity of Colorful Mineral Species
Dr. Robert Hazen
Biography

Adventures in Mexico’s Great Specimen Mines
Dr. Peter Megaw
Biography

The Milpillas Mine, Sonora, Mexico – A Modern Bonanza
Evan Jones
Biography

Thumbnail Specimens: Little Treasures – Collecting and Competing
Dr. James Houran
Biography

Red Cloud – The World’s Greatest Wulfenite Locality
Les Presmyk
Biography

Origin of Precious Metal Deposits – Mines That Produce World-Class Collectible Specimens
Dr. David Mustart
Biography

Gold Rush – California’s Crystallized Gold Specimens
Dr. Robert Cook
Biography

Gold Fever – Monster Gold Nuggets of Victoria’s Golden Triangle
Tony Fraser
Biography

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Dallas Mineral Collector Symposium
http://www.dallassymposium.org/

Hosted jointly by MAD (Mineralogical Society of Dallas),
Southern Methodist University Dept. of Geology,
Heritage Auctions, University of Texas at Dallas,
Dr. Gene Meieran & The Arkenstone/Dr. Robert Lavinsky

24 august 2013

Cox School of Business, Auditorium
6214 Bishop Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75275, USA

Saturday Symposium

Plan for a full day of lectures from speakers covering geology, mineral formation, and science for collectors. A detailed schedule will be published shortly. Please reserve your spot at the symposium by visiting the registration form here.

We are excited to announce the tentative speakers and topics for this year’s Symposium hosted at Southern Methodist University.

The Pederneira Mine
Daniel Trinchillo
Biography

Mining Malachite and Carrollite in the Congo
Brice Gobin
Biography

40 Years at the Himalaya Mine
Bill Larson
Biography

Analytical Techniques on Earth and Mars
Dr. Robert Downs
Biography

Mindat and Its Uses
Jolyon Ralph
Biography

Treasures from my Collections, and Changes in Mineral Collecting over 60 Years
Dave Wilber
Biography

Collecting the Best – Ikons and the Ikons Book
Wayne Thompson
Biography

Russian Gem Mines
Dr. Peter Lyckberg
Biography


Frank de Wit

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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2012, 09:32:45 AM »
Dallas Mineral Collector Symposium
http://www.dallassymposium.org/

Hosted jointly by MAD (Mineralogical Society of Dallas),
Southern Methodist University Dept. of Geology,
Heritage Auctions, University of Texas at Dallas,
Dr. Gene Meieran & The Arkenstone/Dr. Robert Lavinsky

25 august 2012

Cox School of Business, Auditorium
6214 Bishop Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75275


Schedule

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM :
Light Breakfast and Coffee Bar open

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Welcome & "Science for the collector" Session 1:

Dr. David London
ConocoPhilllips School of Geology & Geophysics
University of Oklahoma
"Gem-Forming Pegmatites:
How Nature Makes Big, Clear Crystals"

9:45 AM – 10:30 AM
Herb Obodda :
opening Afghanistan and Pakistan for mineral specimens (1969-present)
Dangerous Beauty: Minerals of the Hindu Kush

10:45 AM – 11:30 AM
William Larson :
travels to the source in Mogok
Myanmar's ancient Valley of Gems and Rubies
 
11:30 – noon
MINERAL CLEANING & PREPARATION TECHNOLOGY
 Jon Voelter
 
noon - 1:00 PM:
LUNCH (included in registration cost)

1:15-2:15 PM - "SCIENCE for the collector" SESSION 2:
Dr. Peter Megaw
consulting exploration geologist & President of IMDEX/Cascabel
Formation of open pockets of collectible crystals in
Metallic Deposits - (ex. Tsumeb , Dal'negorsk, Bisbee)

2:15-2:45 PM:
Rock Currier
Exploring the mines of Dal'Negorsk, Siberia
 
2:45-3:30 PM:
Les Presmyk , :
Bisbee, Arizona:
Queen of Arizona’s Copper Camps, King of Arizona’s Mineral Localities



2012 Presenters

A variety of esteemed guest speakers were featured at the 2012 Symposium to educate collectors on everything from mine adventures to geology.

Science for the Collector: Gem-Forming Pegmatites: How Nature Makes Big, Clear Crystals
Dr. David London
ConocoPhillips School of Geology and Geophysics, University of Oklahoma

Dangerous Beauty: Minerals of the Hindu Kush
Opening Afghanistan and Pakistan for Mineral Speciments
Herb Obodda

Myanmar’s Ancient Valley of Gems and Rubies
Travels to the Source in Mogok
William Larson

Mineral Cleaning and Preparation Technology
John Voelter

Science for the Collector: Formation of Open Pockets of Collectible Crystals in Metallic Deposits (Tsumeb, Dal’negorsk, Bisbee)
Dr. Peter Megaw
Consulting Exploration Geologist & President
IMDEX/Cascabel

Exploring the Mines of Dal’Negorsk, Siberia
Rock Currier

Bisbee, Arizona: Queen of Arizona’s Copper Camps, King of Arizona’s Mineral Localities
Les Presmyk



2011 Symposium

Our first year holding the Dallas Mineral Collecting Symposium featured several notable speakers who helped make the inaugural year a great success.

Mission of our National Museum & the Role of Donations and Philanthropy in Building the National Museum
Dr. Jeffrey Post, Smithsonian Institution

Expansion of the Houston Museum, Collections, Acquisition and Other Tales
Dr. Joel Bartsch, Curator of the Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Legacy of Your Collection: A Dream or a Nightmare?
Marc Wilson, Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Tax Implications of Donation and Philanthropy
Francis Allegra, Federal Appellate Judge and Mineralogical Record Legal Columnist

Color in Crystal
Dr. George Rossman, California Institute of Technology

Origin of Collectible Crystals – Tourmaline Group
Dr. Barbara Dutrow, Louisiana State University Dept. of Geology