Yale Mineral and Gem Symposium in David Friend Hall

2018 Yale Mineral and Gem Symposium in David Friend Hall

Saturday, October 20, 2018

David Friend Hall, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

 

 

Registration is now open!

This event is free to attend, but limited to 90 spots.

 

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Keynote Speaker
Dr. Jack Ogden, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London; Fellow and honorary life member of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain

 

General theme of the Yale Mineral and Gem Symposium: The Cultural and Scientific Value of Mineral Beauty

 

 

2018 Agenda:

 

 

Friday, October 19, 2018

5:00 – 6:00pm

Jack Ogden; Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London;
Fellow and honorary life member of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain

The Early History of Diamonds; followed by book signing

6:00 – 7:30Evening Reception

 

 

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Symposium

 

8:15 – 8:45am             

Continental Breakfast

Hall of Minerals, Earth and Space

Peabody Museum

 

Morning Session

8:45 – 9:30

David Friend; CEO, Wasabi, Inc.

Natural History Museums that Inspire

 

9:30 – 10:15

Alyson M. Thibodeau; Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences, Dickinson College

Was there a Turquoise Trail? Rethinking Ancient Turquoise Mining and Exchange in the Southwestern United States and Mexico

 

10:15 – 10:30

Break

 

10:30 – 11:15

C.R. "Cap" Beesley; President ARD Analytics, Inc. and Chairman of Gemstone Standards Commission, Gemcore

"Collecting the Classics™" Part III: Emeralds from Ancient Egypt to the Gemstone Classics of Colombia

 

11:15 – 12:00pm

Christopher "Mike" Breeding; Senior Research Scientist, Gemological Institute of America

Colored Diamonds: The Beauty and Value of Imperfection

 

12:00 – 1:30

Lunch (provided)

 

 

Afternoon Session

1:30 – 2:15

Anikó Bezur; Wallace S. Wilson Director of the Technical Studies Labratory,
Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage, Yale University

The Enemy Within – Discovering the Presence of a Rare Mineral and Exploring Its Harmful Genesis in a Renaissance Polychrome Terracotta Relief

 

2:15 – 3:00

Walter "Les" Presmyk; Vice Chairman, Flagg Mineral Foundation; Vice President, Tucson Gem and Mineral Society

Arizona and Its Historic Love Affair with Minerals

 

3:00 – 3:15

Break

 

3:15 – 4:00

Peter K. M. Megaw; President, IMDEX/Cascabel; Co-founder, MAG Silver and Minaurum Gold

Electric Opal: Unique Daylight Luminescing Hyalite Opal from Mexico

 

4:00 – 4:45

Jack Ogden; Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London;
Fellow and honorary life member of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain

Science and Delusion: How Minerals Drifted into Myth and Back – keynote presentation

 

 

 

Click here for a listing of 2018 speaker bios

 

Click here for a listing of 2018 talk abstracts

 

 


 

Accommodation:

New Haven Hotel
229 George Street
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 498-3100
 
Fifteen rooms have been reserved at the New Haven Hotel for Friday, October 19 and fifteen rooms have been reserved Saturday, October 20.  Single rooms feature a king bed and double rooms feature two queen beds, both rooms have discounted pricing of $209 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 203-498-3100 and referencing "Peabody Mineral Symposium".  Visit their website for more information:  newhavenhotel.com
 
New Haven Village Suites
3 Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 777-5337


Ten rooms have been reserved for Friday, October 19 and ten rooms have been reserved for Saturday, October 20 at the discounted pricing of $149 per night for a Studio King room.  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 203-777-5337 and referencing "Peabody Mineral Symposium".  NH Village Suites offers free parking and free shuttle service to Yale properties. Visit their website for more information: www.newhavenvillagesuites.com.  New Haven Village Suites also offers free shuttle service to the Peabody Museum.     

 

Directions and Parking:

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