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2015 Symposium
(41st Annual Symposium)

October 9-11, 2015

This year's annual symposium is scheduled for October 9-11 and once again will be held at the Red Lion Motel at Kelso, WA.

This year's Symposium theme has been selected as "Minerals of the Northeast US and Fluorescent Minerals".

This years symposium will be a joint effort by Pacific Northwest Friends of Mineralogy, The International Fluorescent Mineral Society (abbreviated FMS) and NW FMS Chapter.  We anticipate speakers who will cover topics about fluorescent and non-fluorescent minerals.

We will post details of speakers, dealers and registration as they become available.

We have confirmed renowned and excellent speakers:

  • Jeff Post - Highlights and Stories from the Smithsonian Gem and Mineral Collection; Fluorescence in Gemstones.
  • Richard Bostwick - Minerals and Mines of Franklin and Sterling Hill, Sussex County, New Jersey; Franklin and Sterling Hill: The Fluorescent Mineral Capital of the World.
  • Tom Moore - Classic Mineral Localities of Southeastern Pennsylvania; The Phoenixville and French Creek Localities, Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  • Albert Liebetrau - Common Minerals, Exceptional Fluorescence.

Main Floor Dealers

  • Earth's Treasures: Rick 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.  Also the FMS and the PNWFM will have 20 display cases of fluorescent minerals in the Alder Room featuring some of the finest fluorescent minerals from all over the world.  Admission is free to these displays.

Free Admission to the Mineral Show and Dealers.

The above information is also available on a flyer.

The 2015 registration form and agenda (257KB) is now available. It is 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:

    Bruce Kelley,
    bruce.kelley @
    Al Liebetrau
    liebetrauam @
    Bob Meyer
    pyrite111 @
Speakers / MC
    Allan Young
    allanyoung @
Fluorescent Exhibits
    Don Newsome
    don @
    Karen and Gary Hinderman
    KHinderman @

Past Symposium Topics can be found on this link.

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