34thAnnual New Mexico
5 th Annual Mining Artifact
Collectors Association Symposium
November 9 & 10, 2013
New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
Socorro, New Mexico
You can still register on-site though.
Albuquerque Gem and Mineral Club
Los Alamos Geological Society
New Mexico Geological Society Foundation
Friends of Mineralogy
City of Socorro and Grant County Rolling Stones
A PDF version of this announcement is also available.
The New Mexico Mineral Symposium provides a forum for both professionals and amateurs interested in mineralogy. The meeting allows all to share their cumulative knowledge of mineral occurrences and provides stimulus for mineralogical studies and new mineral discoveries. In addition, the informal atmosphere allows for intimate discussions among all interested in mineralogy and associated fields.
This year's symposium will consist of a day and a half of formal papers presented in 30-minute time blocks. Papers will focus on mineral occurrences from New Mexico and adjacent states, as well as Mexico. A few selected papers may be presented from other parts of the world. An informal pre-symposium social and tailgating session will be held at local motels beginning on Friday, November 19, 2012 and will last through the weekend. No formal field trips are planned.
A silent auction, sponsored by the Albuquerque Gem and Mineral Club for the benefit of the Mineral Museum, will be held on Sunday afternoon, November 11. The auction will be open to the public and all interested may buy or sell. All sellers pay a modest fee to the club to benefit the symposium and Mineral Museum. More information will be available at the symposium.
Papers on mineral occurrences in New Mexico and adjacent states (including Mexico) are invited for 30-minute presentations. All papers on the history of collecting, geology, and geochemistry of mineral occurrences, new mineral localities, and mineralogical research will be considered.
Titles of papers must be submitted by July 15, 2013, to be included in the final announcement and program. Abstracts must be submitted no later than September 15, 2013. Abstracts can be no longer than 1,000 words. Electronic submissions are encouraged, via e-mail or on standard electronic storage media (CD-ROM). Hard copy versions are also accepted if sent in a timely manner.
Please submit titles and abstracts to:Dr. Virgil W. Lueth
New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources
New Mexico Tech
801 Leroy Place
Socorro, NM 87801
The Mining Artifact Collectors Association is a loosely organized group of dedicated historians and collectors of antique mining artifacts. An internet-based magazine, Eureka!, (www.eurekamagazine.net) has been published since 1992. An internet forum, Eureka Forum, provides news and communications within the association. An eastern U.S. and western U.S. meeting take place once per year, and involve a trade/ sale show, auction, presentations, off-road explorations, and dinner. There are no officers and leadership duties are handled by volunteers. Interested parties may contact Jack Purson at: firstname.lastname@example.org
2013 registration forms and online registration are available now.
The general registration fee for the symposium will be $35.00, the fee for seniors over 55 will be $30.00, and the fee for students will be $15.00 (with student ID). Registration includes a copy of the abstracts, two continental breakfasts, and coffee breaks.
A cocktail hour and dinner will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2012. A cash bar will be available. The cost for the dinner will be $25.00 for adults, $10.00 for children (2–12 years old). An auction to benefit the symposium will conclude the evening's activities.
Accepted credit cards are: Visa & Mastercard & American Express
Make checks payable to:
New Mexico Mineral Symposium
Payments may be sent to:Mineral Symposium
New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources
New Mexico Tech
801 Leroy Place
Socorro, New Mexico 87801-4750