Speakers for the FMS and Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Friends of Mineralogy symposium

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The FMS Annual meeting will be held in combination with the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Friends of Mineralogy (PNWFM) mineral symposium at Kelso, WA on Oct. 9-11, 2015.  Below are the speakers with the presentations they will be giving at the PNWFM symposium.  I have added some additional information about the speakers in italics.

Jeff Post: (i) Highlights and Stories from the Smithsonian Gem and Mineral Collection

(ii) Fluorescence in Gemstones

Dr. Post is Department Chair, Geologist, Curator-in-charge, of the Mineral Collection at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

Richard Bostwick: (i) Minerals and Mines of Franklin and Sterling Hill, Sussex County, New Jersey

(ii) Franklin and Sterling Hill: The Fluorescent Mineral Capital of the World

Richard (Dick) Bostwick is the world’s foremost expert on Franklin and Sterling Hill fluorescent minerals.

Tom Moore: (i) Classic Mineral Localities of Southeastern Pennsylvania

(ii) The Phoenixville and French Creek Localities, Chester County, Pennsylvania  

Tom is editor of The Mineralogical Record magazine and a prolific writer about minerals and mineral shows.

Albert Liebetrau: Exceptional Fluorescence of Common Minerals

Dr. Liebetrau is past president of the FMS.  He and his wife Sue have won some of the most outstanding awards for their display of non-fluorescent minerals, plus several awards for his display of fluorescent minerals.


If you have any questions about the FMS meeting or the 20 cases of fluorescent minerals at the symposium please let me know.  Don Newsome [email protected] or (425) 228-9988.  The PNWFM web site is: www.pnwfm.org


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