2017 Yale Mineral and Gem Symposium in David Friend Hall

Saturday, October 21, 2017

David Friend Hall, Peabody Museum of Natural History

Evening reception on Friday, October 20th

 

 

Symposium Registration: $100

Includes:  Invitation to Friday evening reception, Saturday lectures and lunch.

 

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Support for the 2017 Yale Mineral and Gem Symposium was generously provided by David Friend (YC '69).

 


 

Agenda*:

 

Friday, October 20, 2017

Evening Reception

5:30 – 7:30pm

 

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Symposium

 

8:15 – 8:45am

Continental Breakfast

Hall of Minerals, Earth and Space

Peabody Museum

 

Morning Session

8:45 – 9:30

Stefan Nicolescu, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

Yale College – Birthplace of American Meteoritics

 

9:30 – 10:15

Herb Obodda

Developing and Dealing – Reminiscences of Opening Pakistan's Gem and Mineral Markets

 

10:15 – 10:30

Break

 

10:30 – 11:15

Alexander G. Schauss, AIBMR Life Sciences

Aesthetics, Colors, and Rarities of Thumbnail-Sized Minerals

 

11:15 – 12:00

C.R. "Cap" Beesley, Gemcore

Collecting the Classics™, Part II, The Gems of Burma, From Mandalay to Mogok

 

12:00 – 1:30Lunch (provided)

 

Afternoon Session

1:30 – 2:15

David Mustart, San Francisco State University

Origin of Mineral Deposits That Produce World-Class Specimens of Native Gold and Native Silver

 

2:15 – 2:45

Yale students

 

Duncan Keller

Mineralogical Curiosities from Connecticut's Deep Crustal Rocks

 

Leo Shimonaka

Digital Learning at Yale: Developing the David Friend Hall App

 

2:45 – 3:00

Break

 

3:00 – 3:45

Juan Manuel García-Ruiz, University of Granada (Spain)

The Mineral Beauty of the Most Extreme Terrestrial Hydrothermal System: Dallol, Ethiopia

 

3:45 – 4:30

Bruce Oreck

"Patterns, patterns, everywhere. Nor any stop to think."
What mineral collecting reflects about how we see and how we do not see the world around us.

 

 

Click here for a listing of speaker bios

 

* = Listed speakers are confirmed but agenda is subject to change.  Please check back for updates.

 


 

Directions and Parking:

http://peabody.yale.edu/visit/directions-parking

 

 

Hotel Accommodation:

A block of rooms has been reserved at both the New Haven Hotel and the Omni Hotel. 

 

New Haven Hotel

229 George Street

New Haven, CT

 

Twenty rooms have been reserved at the New Haven Hotel.  Ten rooms are reserved for two nights, Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21; another ten rooms have been reserved for three nights Friday, October 20, Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22.  Single rooms feature a king bed and double room feature two queen beds, both rooms have discounted pricing of $199 per night.  The block of rooms will be honored through September 15th.  After September 15, rooms will be based on availability and current rates. Reservation can be made by calling 800-644-6835 and referencing “Peabody Mineral Symposium”.  Visit their website for more information:  www.newhavenhotel.com

 

Omni Hotel 

155 Temple Street

New Haven, CT

 

Ten rooms have been reserved for one night, Friday, October 20 at the discounted pricing of $235 per night.  The block of rooms will be honored through September 15th.  After September 15, rooms will be based on availability and current rates. Reservation can be made by calling 800-THE-OMNI (800-843-6664) and referencing “Peabody Mineral Symposium”.  Visit their website to book your reservation directly online: 

https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/new-haven-yale/meetings/peabody-mineral-symposium

 

 

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