Schedule for Crystal Habits: The Good and the Bad

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

Symposium Update: Speakers and Talks

Remember that the early registration deadline is October 1!
Our 2022 Symposium “Crystal Habits: The Good and the Bad” will have these talks and speakers:

  • Three treasures’ from Xuebaoding, scheelite, beryl, and cassiterite
    Markus Raschke
  • Filiform Minerals
    Don Howard
  • From faces to forms: The many habits of quartz
    Jessica Robertson
  • The many crystal forms of quartz occurring at Hallelujah Junction, Washoe County, Nevada
    Rick Kennedy
  • Pseudomorphs: The Story of a Habit
    Erin Delventhal
  • Mineral rings: A personal fascination
    Frank Ruehlicke

Symposium Registration is Open

Thank you for your patience as we finish planning for the 2022 Symposium:
Mineral Habits – the GOOD and the BAD

Online registration is now ready to go!
https://pnwfm.square.site/

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.

Minerals of Africa! Zoom Link for Saturday, Oct. 16

Minerals of Africa! – Saturday, Oct. 16 at 11 AM PDT

Our virtual symposium will start at 11:00 AM this Saturday, October 16
Join us at that time by clicking on the link below.

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Oct 16, 2021 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Minerals of Africa!

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88921812005?pwd=dTllOVcyS1FXS1lVSHNpMk5NOU1iZz09
Passcode: 349223
Or One tap mobile :
US: +12532158782,,88921812005#,,,,349223# or +16699006833,,88921812005#,,,,349223#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 253 215 8782 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 436 2866 or +1 301 715 8592
Webinar ID: 889 2181 2005
Passcode: 349223
International numbers available: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kcW0GTxCWw

Minerals of Africa! Schedule

October 16, 2021
All times Pacific Time

11:00 AM
Bruce Cairncross
The Kalahari manganese field: South Africa’s most famous mineral locality

12:00 PM
Demetrius Pohl
DANGERS IN LONG GRASS: Mineral Collecting in the Republic of the Congo

1:00 PM Break

1:15 PM
David Joyce* and Raymond McDougall
The Minerals of South/Central Morocco

2:15 PM
Bruce Cairncross
Minerals, mines and geology of Namibia

3:15 PM Break

3:30 PM
Wim Vertriest
The evolution of ruby sources in East-Africa

4:30 PM
Leslie Moclock* and Jacob Selander
Rocks, Minerals & Geology of the Pacific Northwest

5:30 PM Symposium ends

*Presenter

Fall Symposium – CALL FOR EXHIBITS

As with last year, the PNWFM Symposium exhibits will once again be in a virtual format. Members wishing to have a mineral case for the 2021 PNWFM fall symposium can submit photos for virtual exhibit case. These photos will be made into a virtual exhibit case: a looping slide show on our website and social media. This will give exhibitors a chance to showcase their collection and draw attention to our upcoming symposium.

Please consider submitting a virtual exhibit case and send individual specimen images to Julian Gray, juliangrocks@gmail.com, no later than September 30, 2021. Please try to keep the number of photos to fewer than twenty and include the mineral name(s), location, dimensions, and photographer. If any specimens are loaned to you, please also indicate this. Photos can be any format, but must be of high resolution. Send a sample photo to Julian if you want to verify the resolution is sufficient. If your virtual case has a theme, please include a title and a short paragraph describing the case. While our symposium theme is African Minerals, you do not have to stick with that theme. Since this is entirely based on photographs, this is a great opportunity to show off micro-minerals which are normally not suitable for an exhibit case at a show.