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2016 Symposium
(42st Annual Symposium)

October 14-16, 2016

This year's annual symposium is scheduled for October 14-16 and once again will be held at the Red Lion Motel at Kelso, WA.

This year's Symposium theme has been selected as "Great US Copper Localities: Butte, Bisbee and the Upper Peninsula".

We have confirmed these renowned and excellent speakers:

  • Richard W. Graeme - Overview of the Ore Deposits and Mineralogy of Bisbee and What Made Bisbee America’s Most Important Mineral Locality?.
  • Pete Knudsen - Japan Law Quartz Twins and Other Minerals of the PC Mine, Basin, Montana and The Minerals of Butte.
  • Chris Stefano - The University of Michigan’s Mineral Collection and Copper Country Specimens from the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum .
  • Bruce Kelley - The Micro-World of Copper Minerals.
  • More details about the speakers are included in the 2016 Registration Form.

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 ten 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 Displays and Dealers. Registration required for the talks and banquet.

The 2016 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.

For additional information, send your questions to Webmaster.

Symposium Committee Members:

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

Past Symposium Topics can be found on this link.

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