6th Annual Mineralogical Symposium

03/10/2018 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Karl E. Limper Geology Museum - Miami University
Address: Shideler Hall, Oxford, Ohio 45056, United States

Friends of Mineralogy Midwest Chapter
6th Annual Mineralogical Symposium
Hosted by the Miami University Karl E. Limper Geology Museum

DATE: Saturday March 10, 2018
TIME: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
LOCATION: 152 Shideler Hall (Spring Street & Patterson Ave), Miami University, Oxford, OH

CONTACTS:
John Rakovan (rakovajf@miamioh.edu or 513-529-3245)
Randy Marsh (vpprograms@fommidwest.org or 513-515-7890)
Ken Bladh (president@fommidwest.org or 937-390-1742)

Statement of purpose: FM’s objective is to promote, support, protect, and expand the collecting of mineral specimens, while furthering the recognition of the scientific, economic, and aesthetic value of minerals and mineral collecting. The purpose of the symposium is to bring together professional and amateur mineral enthusiasts to share information of common interest, to build a local mineralogical community and to provide students with an opportunity to share their work and receive public recognition for it.

DETAILED AGENDA:

9:00‐9:30 FM Midwest Chapter Meeting (open to all)
9:45‐10:45 Dr. Peter Megaw1: Minerals of Mexico
10:45‐11:15 Dr. John Rakovan2: Crystal Forms and Distorted Crystals
11:15‐11:45 Mark Jacobson3: The Hiddenite & Emerald Mineral Localities, Hiddenite, Alexander Co., NC
11:45‐1:00 Lunch Break Armstrong Student Center and Museum Viewing
1:001:30 Dr. Peter Megaw1: Carbonate Replacement Deposits (CRDs)
1:30‐3:15 Submitted talks (20 min each, in order outlined on next page)
3:15‐3:30 Coffee Break
3:30‐4:00 Awards for Submitted Talks

Dr. Peter Megaw is an economic geologist from Tucson Arizona who specializes in hydrothermal ore deposits in Mexico. Peter has been the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society show exhibits chairman for many years.

Dr. R. Peter Richards is a consulting editor of Rocks & Minerals and an avid mineral collector with special interests in crystal morphology, twinning, and epitaxy.

Mark Ivan Jacobson, a consulting editor of Rocks & Minerals, is President of the Friends of Mineralogy National Chapter with mineralogical specializations in pegmatites and their histories of exploitation.

SUBMITTED TALKS:

1. CRYSTALLINITY AND TEXTURE OF NATURAL AND SYNTHETIC WIRE SILVER
C. J. Anderson1, J. Rakovan1, T. Böellinghaus2, and V. Lüders3
1Dept. of Geology and Environmental Earth Science, 250 S. Patterson Ave., Miami University, Oxford, OH, 45056
2Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und prüfung (BAM) Unter den Eichen 87 D12205 Berlin, Germany
3HelmholtzZentrum Potsdam, Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum, Section 3.2 Telegrafenberg, 14473 Potsdam, Germany

2. TRACE AND RARE EARTH ELEMENT CHEMISTRY OF FLUORITE FROM THE ILLINOIS AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR THE ORIGINS OF MINERALIZING FLUIDS
J. Bergbower1, C. Dietsch1, J. Rakovan2, and J. Singer3.
1University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
2Miami University, Oxford, OH
3Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

3. GEOCHEMISTRY OF FLUORAPATITE FROM THE ROSE ROAD WOLLASTONITE DEPOSIT, PITCAIRN, NEW YORK
C. Emproto1, P. Tomascak2, and A. Andersen2
1Department of Geological and Environmental Earth Science, Miami University, Oxford, OH, 45056
2Department of Atmospheric and Geological Sciences, State University of New York at Oswego, Oswego, NY, 13126

4. THORIUM RICH FLUORAPATITE FROM THE POUDRETTE PEGMATITE, MONT SAINTHILAIRE
C. Chappell1 and J. Rakovan1
1Miami University, Oxford, OH

5. RESULTS OF GEOCHEMICAL AND GEOCHRONOLOGICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF LLALLAGUA ALTERED PORPHYRY AND HYDROTHERMAL VEIN ASSEMBLAGE IN CONTEXT OF PREEXISTING AGE DISCREPANCY
W. B. Betkowski1 and J. Rakovan
1Miami University, Oxford, OH

ADDITIONAL PRESENTATIONS by KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  Dr. Peter Megaw will be giving two additional talks. The first at Miami University on Thursday, March 8 at 4 PM in Rm 100 Shideler Hall. The title: Integrated exploration approach to discovery of the blind Cinco de Mayo Skarn/Carbonate Replacement Deposit, Chihuahua Mexico.  Contact John Rakovan at rakovajf@miamioh.edu for further information. His second talk, 40 years of mineral adventures in Mexico, will be at the Cincinnati Mineral Society meeting on Friday, March 9.  Contact Terry Huizing at tehuizing@fuse.net for further details or visit the CMS website (mineralsociety.org).

DIRECTIONS and PARKING:  The Limper Geology Museum is located on the Miami University campus just inside the East and West entrances to Shideler Hall on the first floor.  Shideler Hall is located west of the intersection of US Highway 27 and State Route 73.
Recommended parking is in Cook Field lot near the bell tower across the road from Shideler Hall.  Parking requires the purchase of a permit.  Please visit http://www.miamioh.edu/parking/permits/index.html, select Visitors/Contractors/Vendors, and then click Purchase Visitor Permit.   You will need to display this permit on your dashboard the day of the event.  Cost is $3.

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