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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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