PACIFIC NORTHWEST FRIENDS OF MINERALOGY
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
11:05 am BREAK
11:20 am Filiform Minerals
12:10 pm MORNING SESSION ENDS
2:00 pm From Faces to Forms: The many habits of quartz
2:50 pm BREAK
3:05 pm Three treasures’ from Xuebaoding, scheelite, beryl,
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
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
- Filiform Minerals
- From faces to forms: The many habits of quartz
- The many crystal forms of quartz occurring at Hallelujah Junction, Washoe County, Nevada
- Pseudomorphs: The Story of a Habit
- Mineral rings: A personal fascination
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!
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.
Save the date:
October 14-16, 2022
Mineral Habits: The GOOD and the BAD
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:
Or One tap mobile :
US: +12532158782,,88921812005#,,,,349223# or +16699006833,,88921812005#,,,,349223#
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
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Webinar ID: 889 2181 2005
International numbers available: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kcW0GTxCWw
October 16, 2021
All times Pacific Time
The Kalahari manganese field: South Africa’s most famous mineral locality
DANGERS IN LONG GRASS: Mineral Collecting in the Republic of the Congo
1:00 PM Break
David Joyce* and Raymond McDougall
The Minerals of South/Central Morocco
Minerals, mines and geology of Namibia
3:15 PM Break
The evolution of ruby sources in East-Africa
Leslie Moclock* and Jacob Selander
Rocks, Minerals & Geology of the Pacific Northwest
5:30 PM Symposium ends
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.