43rd Annual Atlantic Micromounters’ Conference


Atlantic Micromounters Conference registration 2016

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

Club website
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

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Western Maine Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show July 9-10

Maine is known for its pegmatites, lobster rolls, beautiful shores and forests, and a terrific gem, mineral and jewelry show that takes place July 9-10, 2016.

So plan now to attend this great show with our friends in the Eastern Federation club, the Oxford County Mineral and Gem Association. The rate is very affordable to bring the entire family. Please tell them that American Geode sen’cha! Here are details for the 55th Annual Western Maine Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show:
55th Annual Western Maine Gem,
Mineral and Jewelry Show
July 9-10 2016
Saturday: 9am – 4pm
Sunday: 9am – 4pm
Telstar High School
Route 26, Bethel, Maine
Come and Take Home A Piece Of Maine
The grand prize is a Maine Aquamarine
Necklace SS
Donated by Sunday River Gems
Retail Value $350

Contact: Dennis Gross
mincoll@megalink.net or call 1-207-665-2759
We have field trips on both Saturday &
Sunday. You must be at the Show by
9am to attend the field trip.
$3.00 Admission,Children under 12 Free
EXCEPTIONAL DISPLAYS
Sponsored by Oxford County Mineral & Gem Assoc.

Maine
Maine

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Gem and Mineral Show in California!


Gem and mineral, jewelry and fossil show coming to Roseville, California by our good friends at the Roseville Rock Rollers.
This is an excellent group of skilled, knowledgable and fun rockhounds and gem, mineral and fossil enthusiasts.
Be sure to “tell ’em American Geode sen’cha!” The good folks at the entrance will get a kick out of hearing that you are also friends with American Geode.
Print out or save this flyer for information about the BIG gem and mineral show in Roseville, California!

The show features the following:
Roseville (Placer County) Fairgrounds
FREE PARKING!
Saturday 10 am – 5 pm ~ Sunday 10 am – 4 pm
54th Roseville Gem, Jewelry, Fossil & Mineral Show!
The Big Show!!
4 Buildings – 60 Vendors – Inside & Outside
Family Fun – Exhibits – Activities – Rain/Shine
Crystals Minerals Fossils Gemstones
Gold Panning Meteorites Jewelry Beads
Free Mineral Identification Free Door Prizes Fabulous Food!

Gem and Mineral Show in California
Gem and Mineral Show in California

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Treasures of the Earth Show and Sale in Pittston, Pennsylvania

Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral, Jewelry & Fossil Show in Pennsylvania!

Download, save or print out this for details on the Treasures of the the Earth 2016 Annual Show and Sale

American Geode will be selling our unique and unusual geodes at this special show in Pennsylvania.

We have many friends in the Pittston area. They are a fun, smart, and very nice group of people. Not only is the show full of friendly dealers of gems, minerals and fossils from rough to high-end, and everything in between, but you will also find some jewelry dealers with unique and affordable pieces, and gem and mineral artwork is also found at this very special show. Please tell them that “American Geode sen’cha!” as they will get a real kick out of that at the door if you tell them you are also friends with American Geode. Then come on over and see Joe and Charles at the American Geode to talk about geodes, gems and geology, or any other interesting topic. American Geode loves to talk with our clients, and with fellow rockhounds and gem, mineral and geode enthusiasts.

Have a great time and #GetoutandRockhound!

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Gem, Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show in Long Island

Gem, Mineral, Jewelry & Fossil Show in Long Island!
Download this Discount Coupon to show at the entrance!

Island Rockhounds, Inc.
presents their 43rd Annual
Gem, Mineral, Jewelry & Fossil Show
Saturday March 12th & Sunday March 13th
10 am – 5 pm

Show this ticket from your smart phone, or print it out old-fashioned style and present at the entrance for discount admission. American Geode are members of this Eastern Federation club. We have many friends in the Island Rockhounds. They are a fun, smart, and very nice group of people. Not only is the show full of friendly dealers of gems, minerals and fossils from rough to high-end, and everything in between, but you will also find some jewelry dealers with unique and affordable pieces, and gem and mineral artwork is also found at this very special show. Please tell them that “American Geode sen’cha!” as they will get a real kick out of that at the door if you tell them you are also friends with American Geode.

Have a great time and #GetoutandRockhound!

Download this Discount Coupon to show at the entrance!

Keep updated on the best shows with the American Geode gem, mineral, jewelry and fossil show newswire and calendar!

Watch a short video here for gem, mineral and fossil show tips from the experts!