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2012 Symposium
(38th Annual Symposium)

October 12-14, 2012

This year's annual symposium is scheduled for October 12-14 and once again will be held at the Red Lion Motel at Kelso, WA.

This year's Symposium theme has been selected as "Sulfates".

We have confirmed renowned and excellent speakers:

  • Les Presmyk.  His presentations will include:
    Arizona's Fabulous Sulfates.
    Sulfates and Other Minerals of Tiger, Arizona.
  • Dick Dayvault.  His presentations will include:
    Celestine Bearing Geodes from the East Flank of the San Rafael Swell.
    Book Cliff Type Barite from Western Colorado and Eastern Utah.
  • Alfredo Petrov.  His presentations will include:
    Sulfates from Volcanic Fumaroles and Burning Mines.
    Sulfates from Decomposing Sulfides and Evaporite Deposits.
  • Bill Dameron.  His presentation is titled:

Main Floor Dealers

  • EARTH'S TREASURES: Richard Kennedy
  • LEHIGH MINERALS: Jim and Yolanda McEwen
  • Xtal: Dennis Beals

Room Dealers located in the North Hallway will be selling minerals from Pacific Northwest and worldwide locations.

Featuring at least sixteen world class mineral displays, including a display from the Northwest's finest mineral museum: The Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals.

Free Admission to the Mineral Show and Dealers.

There will be three contests for registered attendees. Here is a link to the contest descriptions and guidelines.

The 2012 registration form (99KB) and the 2012 Symposium Flyer (30KB) are now available. Both are stored in Adobe® Acrobat Reader PDF format.  You may download a free copy of the viewer from ADOBE.  Click here Acrobat Reader Icon, select "Download", and follow the instructions.

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Symposium Committee Members:

    George Gerhold
    ggerhold @
Facilities Coordinator
    Bob Meyer
    pyrite111 @
Set up / Tear down / Audio-Visual
    Wes Gannaway
    debnwes @
Speakers / MC
    Allan Young
    allanyoung @
    Ray Lasmanis
    ray.lasmanis @
    Karen and Gary Hinderman
    KHinderman @
    Al Liebetrau
    liebetrauam @

Past Symposium Topics can be found on this link.

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