Rare Earth Element Minerals October 20-22, 2023 Kelso, Washington
Live in Kelso and Online Saturday and Sunday: Presentations by national experts in Rare Earth Element Minerals Saturday Evening Banquet Floor and Room Dealers World Class Mineral Displays Auctions and Camaraderie
Friends of Mineralogy, Pacific Northwest Chapter is proud to reveal our brand new logo! Designed by talented designer and mineral collector Erin Delventhal, this eye-catching logo features an idealized specimen of an iconic Pacific Northwest mineral combination–King County, Washington quartz/amethyst scepters and pyrite.
We will be rolling out this logo and a refreshed look across our media and newsletter in the coming months. Merchandise featuring the logo will be available at Seattle Mineral Market in May and at upcoming PNWFM events. Stay tuned for details!
PACIFIC NORTHWEST FRIENDS OF MINERALOGY 2022 Symposium CRYSTAL HABITS: THE GOOD AND THE BAD October 14-15, 2022
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2022
12:00 pm DEALER & EXHIBITOR SET-UP 5:00 pm MAIN FLOOR OPENS 9:00 pm MAIN FLOOR CLOSES
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2022
8:00 am MAIN FLOOR OPENS 10:00 am Introduction and introductory remarks Toby Seim and Julian Gray 10:15 am The many crystal forms of quartz occurring at Hallelujah Junction, Washoe County, Nevada Rick Kennedy 11:05 am BREAK 11:20 am Filiform Minerals Don Howard 12:10 pm MORNING SESSION ENDS 2:00 pm From Faces to Forms: The many habits of quartz Jessica Robertson 2:50 pm BREAK 3:05 pm Three treasures’ from Xuebaoding, scheelite, beryl, and cassiterite Markus Raschke (Virtual presentation) 3:55 pm AFTERNOON SESSION ENDS 6:00 pm BANQUET AND LIVE AUCTION
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2022
8:00 am MAIN FLOOR OPENS 8:00 am FM BUSINESS MEETING 9:00 am Pseudomorphs: The Story of a Habit Erin Delventhal 9:50 am BREAK 10:05 am Mineral rings: A personal fascination Frank Ruehlicke 10:55 am Closing Remarks Toby Seim 11:00 am SYMPOSIUM CLOSES
Some notes on this year’s symposium: 1. The Red Lion hotel does not currently offer food service. No breakfast in the hotel and no banquet service. We are working to find a caterer to provide our Saturday evening meal but it may stretch the concept of banquet a bit.
2. We will have COVID policy based on current conditions. Masks will likely be required in the public spaces.
3. Some presentations will be live speakers and others may be recorded and projected on the big screen. We are planning to broadcast the entire symposium to members live for a reduced fee.
Stay tuned for more details in the next few weeks.