43rd Atlantic Micromounters’ Conference Conference location: SpringHill Suites by Marriott, 6065 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA
Presented by The Micromineralogists of the National Capital Area, Inc.
Friday April 22, 6-9pm & Saturday April 23, 8:30am – 9pm
We invite you to attend our geology conference.
Featured speaker: Tony Nikischer, Excalibur Minerals of Charlottesville, VA
Speaker Biography: Tony’s interest in minerals was stimulated by an early visit to Franklin, NJ in the 1960s. Today, he is founder and president of Excalibur Mineral Corp., arguably the largest provider of systematic minerals in the United States. The company has specialized in rare minerals for researchers, museums and private collectors worldwide since 1974. He operates an in-house analytical laboratory and is also the publisher of the monthly periodical, Mineral News.
He is the founder and chairman of The Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a not-for-profit foundation devoted to study, preservation and public education pertaining to the mineral kingdom. The Institute is now the parent organization of Mindat.org, the most prolific and widely viewed mineralogical website in the world. Tony has served as a director of the Friends of Mineralogy and is a Life Member of the Mineralogical Society of American, and is also a member of both the Mineralogical Association of Canada and the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain.
In 2001, the new mineral “nikischerite” was named in his honor. Tony has contributed over 200 articles to publications such as Mineralogical Record, Rocks & Minerals, Mineral News and Applied Spectroscopy, and he has co-authored descriptions of a number of new mineral species. He was awarded the Salotti Earth Science Education award in 2013.
Tony’s topics include: #1. “How New Minerals Are Discovered and Named” (example nikischerite) #2. “Minerals of the Kola Peninsula” #3. “Rocks from Space”.
Preregistration fee $30 before April 15. ($35 at door). Includes 3 Lectures: Friday evening coffee/tea social with light appetizers. Saturday continental breakfast, and lunch are included – deli sandwiches, side dishes, beverages, and dessert. Mineral dealers, silent auction, mineral giveaways, geology friendship.
Make checks payable to: Atlantic Micromounters’ Conference
Mail payment form to: Kathy Hrechka 7201 Ludwood Court, Alexandria, VA 22306
If you need a room: SpringHill Suites Hotel reservation deadline is March 18 for conference rate of $119 USD – Studio 2 Queen & Sofa bed. Book your group rate for Atlantic Micromounters
Learn more about the Micromineralogists of the National Capital Area, Inc from our website!
We cannot wait to see you on April 22-23, Kathy Hrechka, Conference chairperson