Registration for the FMS and PNWFM mineral symposium Oct. 9-11, at Kelso, WA

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Pacific NW Chapter Friends of Mineralogy

and  The Fluorescent Mineral SocietFMLogoJadey

 

41st Annual Symposium & Mineral Show

 

                      Minerals of the Northeast U.S. and Fluorescent Minerals

 

                    October 9-11, 2015      Red Lion Hotel, Kelso, Washington

 

  SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

 

Main Floor Dealers – Lehigh Minerals, Xtal, Pacific Rim Gem & Mineral, Earth’s Treasures.

Satellite Dealers – Located in first floor, north wing rooms. Satellite dealers must be registered symposium attendee. Contact Al Liebetrau at [email protected].

Exhibits – Fine exhibits of fluorescent and other minerals will occupy two rooms on the first floor. Cases are provided by FM. Contact Don Newsome at [email protected] to reserve a fluorescent case and UV light, or Bob Meyer at [email protected] for other minerals.

Auctions – Silent auction ongoing during show hours and live auction during Saturday night banquet. Donations for both auctions needed. Contact Karen or Gary Hinderman at [email protected].

Contests – Mineral ID contest and best self-collected specimen competition (macro and micro). Entry forms available at registration desk.

Guest Speakers – Seven excellent talks relating to the show themes are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. See lecture schedule and bios on reverse side.

   OTHER INFORMATION

 

Main Floor Security – Badges provided for dealers and exhibitors at check-in. Only badge-wearing individuals allowed on floor during set-up, take-down, and off-hours.

Meals – Breakfast buffet and dinner service only available at hotel.  

   ROOM RESERVATIONS

 

Attendees should make reservations directly with hotel at 360-578-4017. Identify yourself as being with the PNWFM for a special rate of $86 + tax per night, double occupancy, by September 11 Hotel does not permit over-nighting in the parking lot.

 

 

 

 

PLEASE COMPLETE BOTH SIDES

 

DETACH FORM AND MAIL WITH YOUR CHECK

 

EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS

OCTOBER 1, 2015

 

 

Names:  _______________________ 

 

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Address: _______________________

 

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City:        _______________________

 

State/Zip:_______________________

 

Phone:   _______________________

 

E-mail:    _______________________

 

 

Please pay your PNWFM dues with this registration

 

Mail PNWFM dues and completed registration form to:

 

 

 

 

Linda Smith

P.O. Box 2143

Minden, NV  89423

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

REGISTRATION FORM

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLEASE COMPLETE BOTH SIDES

 

 

General Registration

(Includes Saturday’s banquet dinner)

 

Before October 1st:

 

$75 x ______ registrants = $________

 

After October 1st:

 

$95 x ______ registrants = $________

 

 

Additional Banquet Tickets

(For those not registered for Symposium)

                 

 $37.50 x  ______ attendees = $________

 

 

Payment of 2016 PNWFM dues*

 

  $15 x  ______ members = $________

 

 

 TOTAL ENCLOSED                $________

 

 

 

*PNWFM Members: Please include your 2016 dues with this form. Only current members of FM or FMS may register for Symposium. We cannot accept dues for previous or future years. Mail FM dues and completed registration form to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY

12:00 am DEALER & EXHIBITOR SET-UP

5:00 pm    MAIN FLOOR OPENS

7:00 pm    FMS MEETING

10:00 pm MAIN FLOOR CLOSES

 

SATURDAY

8:00 am    MAIN FLOOR OPENS

8:30 am    Opening Remarks

                Bruce Kelley and Allan Young

8:40 am    Fluorescence in Gemstones

                Jeffrey Post

9:30 am   BREAK

9:45 am    Common Minerals, Exceptional Fluorescence   Albert Liebetrau

10:35 am  BREAK

10:50 am Highlights and Stories from the Smithsonian Gem and Mineral Collection   Jeffrey Post      

11:40 am  MORNING SESSION ENDS

 

1:30 pm    Classic Mineral Localities of Southeastern Pennsylvania

                Tom Moore

2:20 pm    BREAK

2:35 pm    The Phoenixville and French Creek Localities, Chester County, Pennsylvania   Tom Moore

3:25 pm    AFTERNOON SESSION ENDS

3:45 pm    FMS MEETING                        

6:00 pm    BANQUET AND LIVE AUCTION

 

10:00 pm MAIN FLOOR CLOSES

SUNDAY

8:00 am    MAIN FLOOR OPENS

8:00 am    FM BUSINESS MEETING

9:30 am    Minerals and Mines of Franklin and Sterling Hill, NJ   Richard Bostwick

10:20 am BREAK

10:35 am  Franklin and Sterling Hill: The Fluorescent Mineral Capital of the World   Richard Bostwick

11:25 am  Closing Remarks   Bruce Kelley

11:30 am SYMPOSIUM CLOSES

 

 

 

 

GUEST SPEAKERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeffrey Post received his Ph.D. in chemistry from Arizona State University in 1981. As a researcher, he has published over 80 articles on various mineralogical subjects, including mineral structures and behaviors of environmentally significant minerals. Dr. Post joined the Smithsonian in 1984. He is currently the Department Chair and holds the enviable position of Curator-in-Charge of the National Gem and Mineral Collection at the Museum of Natural History.   

 

Tom Moore was raised in eastern Pennsylvania, where at an early age he developed a life-long interest in minerals. He earned degrees in both Geology and English from the University of Delaware in 1968, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Cornell in 1973. An avid thumbnail collector, Tom began writing show reports for The Mineralogical Record in 1988. Since joining the magazine in 2001, he has authored ten feature articles and countless show reports and book reviews.

 

Richard Bostwick began collecting the minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, New Jersey in 1960, and later worked as a miner at Sterling Hill. He specializes in fluorescent minerals of the district and he and his wife, Tema Hecht, were involved in the creation of the Thomas S. Warren Museum of Fluorescence at the Sterling Hill Mining Museum. Dick is active in a number of mineralogical societies, and the mineral bostwickite was named for him in 1983.

 

Albert Liebetrau was raised on a farm in the glacial moraine country of southern Wisconsin where float copper could occasionally be found. He has a Ph.D. in statistics from the University of Michigan and has held numerous teaching and research positions. He and his wife Sue have been avid mineral collectors for more than 50 years and have received many awards for their displays. Albert is active in Friends of Mineralogy and is past President of The Fluorescent Mineral Society.

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