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April 11-14, 2019, Rochester Mineralogical Symposium

 

   

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#77260, Quartz with Calcite var. Manganocalcite, Pachapaqui District, Peru (c) $700 Ex. Marty Zinn collection.

   


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Are you a serious mineral collector? Do you enjoy listening to speakers from around the world talk about their mineral specialties? Are you a field collector and want to learn about new mineral localities? Are you a mineral collector living in the northeastern USA and have a heartbeat?

Then you should consider attending the annual Rochester Mineralogical Symposium (RMS) every April. The next symposium is scheduled for next month and if you register by March 19 you will qualify for reduced fees.

The RMS is 3-1/2 days series of lectures and events held in a four story hotel. The lectures are held daily in the ballroom, dinners are in the hotel dining room, and mineral dealers are selling out of their rooms on the 4th floor.

The lectures are not highly technical, and easily understandable by most mineral collectors, but they of a very high caliber - not your typical mineral club lecture. For the technically oriented, on Friday afternoon there is a series of short 15 minute technical presentations, but even those are easily understood, but are focused on technical discoveries and new data.

Saturday morning is What's New in Minerals with the noted mineral photographer Jeff Scovil presenting highlights of minerals from the past year, followed by audience submissions of what is new. During the times when no lectures are scheduled, mineral dealers will be selling from rooms on the fourth floor and there is an open bar on the dealer floor that stays open late leading to lots of fun.

There is also a room with microscopes for micromounters to swap and share minerals. And there is a room of display cases where collectors and symposium speakers display some top-notch new minerals.

The best part of the symposium is the people. Everyone shares a common interest, there are no egos involved, and everyone ends the weekend with a smile on their faces.

P.S., do not be deterred by the fact that the symposium begins on Thursday evening. Attending only Friday and Saturday is common, especially among students.

Here are the details:

46th Rochester Mineralogical Symposium

April 11-14, 2019 (Early Registration Deadline: March 19, 2019)

Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport

175 Jefferson Road

Rochester, NY 14623

Download Registration PDF at: https://www.rasny.org/minsymp/46th%20RMS%20Registration%202019%20Final.pdf

Download Schedule PDF at: https://www.rasny.org/minsymp/46th%20RMS%20Agenda%20Draft.pdf

See you there!

John Betts, 3/19/2019

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Customer Comments:

"Just a note to thank you for the turquoise which arrived yesterday. Less than a week from placing the order, to receiving this specimen here in England - that's quick service! It's an attractive stone; accurately described and superbly photographed on your website. The old labels and historic mine info are an added bonus, so I'm very pleased with my purchase. By all means quote me if you wish, as a satisfied customer who will probably be back with more orders in the future." Alan P.

"Last year we asked if you could obtain a specimen of Papagoite, an extremely difficult mineral to get, and you suggested Tucson would be the best bet. You came up with a magnificent specimen as we knew you would and added to it a specimen of the almost as rare Stringhamite. I don't know how you do it, but we can't thank you enough for these Specimens.) "

"I am really pleased with the gifts my family members are getting for me from your site. I tell them what I want and in a few days they are mine and also thank you for the beautiful cards you send with the personal message on them. I love it. " T. Valenti

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Pledge to My Customers:

Customer satisfaction is my primary goal. I pledge:

  1. New minerals will be added to this site every week.
  2. All minerals offered will be naturally crystallized specimens - no fakes, no dyes,  no irradiation, no crystals glued on matrix.
  3. Only the exact item pictured on the site will be shipped - no substitutes.
  4. Photographs will accurately represent each item - no exaggeration, enhancement or retouching flaws.
  5. Mineral species and localities will be accurately listed on labels with each specimen.
  6. All items will be shipped via US Postal Service, usually the next business day after the order is finalized.
  7. Each mineral will be individually wrapped and carefully packaged to prevent damage during shipping.
  8. All historic labeling, if available, will be included with each mineral.
  9. Returns are gladly accepted. No questions asked, no explanation necessary.
  10. All customer information will be kept confidential and never shared or sold.
  11. I will continue to freely share my knowledge with others and contribute to the study and appreciation of minerals.
  12. All mineral specimens have a lifetime guarantee: if the mineral species was incorrectly identified, I will refund the cost of the original purchase & shipping, the cost return shipping and the cost for testing.

 John H. Betts, owner
Mineral dealer since 1989, mineral collector since 1967

 

 

  

 

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John Betts - Fine Minerals, New York, NY
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