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|Posted: Mar 30, 2023 16:17 Post subject: 50th and last ROCHESTER MINERALOGICAL SYMPOSIUM!
|50th Rochester Mineralogical Symposium
Time to Register for RMS 2023!
Join us April 21-23, 2023
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Hello RMS Family!
We are delighted to invite you to the 50th Rochester Mineralogical Symposium, the eRMS 2023. The 50th RMS will be online with the same format as last year, Friday evening April 21, Saturday April 22 and Sunday April 23. We have great speakers – the full program is below.
The 50th RMS will be the final Rochester Mineralogical Symposium, and we hope you will all join us!
Our January poll to all of you regarding the cost of attending an in-person RMS resulted in a very high response rate – we had more responses than we had attendees at our last in-person RMS, with almost all regular in-person attendees responding. The final vote result was an overwhelming number against and few in favor.
Our decision about the future has not been easy. It’s not where we started and it's obviously not what we hoped for. We completely understand the poll responses – dividing the real cost over our people means each of us would have to pay a lot to make it happen again. Our economic deal with the Radisson was so good and so far out of step with what a contemporary event of this kind costs. Of course other issues have also been considered too, but the loss of the Radisson is the one that has undone us.
As you'll expect, this decision has involved many discussions. We've talked about alternatives. We will elaborate a little at the RMS, but in summary, many of our RMS family feel the potential alternatives are not at all as inspiring as the real, in-person RMS. Any event that could follow would not be the same kind of event as the one we've all loved over the years – it would be much diminished.
The RMS was founded specifically as an event intended to bring together enthusiastic collectors, curators, professionals and dealers – to meet, to interact, to share – in the Thursday-Sunday format that was initiated at RMS 2 in 1974 and continued annually through RMS 46 in 2019. We won’t be able to do that again. That is what was most special to many of the people who have made the RMS all that it is and has been in Rochester: a full cross-section of mineral world people gathering over minerals and socially, meeting and getting to know each other as new mineral friends, and then reconnecting annually as good friends.
We’ve done our best to keep the spirit of the RMS alive and well online and thanks to all of you, this has been an excellent chapter in the history of the RMS.
We know you will be disappointed we’ve reached the end of the RMS. We are too. We'll do our best to deliver a great last one – we look forward to you being a part of it!
Below is the zoom registration link for RMS 2023. Each attendee must register in order to join the symposium. The symposium will run over three days, but you only need to register one time to get the calendar invitations to attend whatever days and times that you choose. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing Zoom information to join the webinar.
Register in advance for this webinar:
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The starting times for each day of the Symposium are:
Friday, April 21 - 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 22 - 11:00 am
Sunday, April 23 - 11:00 am
See you soon!
50th Rochester Mineralogical Symposium: The eRMS 2023!
Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 23, 2023
Friday, April 21
8:00 pm Opening – Raymond McDougall
8:10 pm The Sudbury Basin: An Unearthly, Earthly, Metal-Rich Anomaly – David K. Joyce
9:15 pm --- VIRTUAL LOUNGE ---
Saturday, April 22
WHAT’S NEW IN MINERALS
11:00 am What’s New in Minerals - Jeff Scovil
12:00 pm What’s New in Minerals II – John Betts, with Mark Jacobson, Raymond McDougall and Jim Nizamoff
What’s New from New Mexico – John Rakovan and friends
1:00 pm --- LUNCH BREAK ---
1:30 pm The History and Minerals of the New Cornelia Mine, Ajo, Arizona – Les Presmyk
2:30 pm Chrysoberyl Knoll and Quarry Hill: The Minerals and Quarries of Haddam, Connecticut – Harold Moritz
CONTRIBUTED PAPERS AND SHORT TALKS IN SPECIMEN MINERALOGY
3:30 pm Ryerson Hill Quarry, Maine: Pegmatite Contamination and Titanium Dioxides. Lloyd W. Alexander, Alexander U. Falster and William B. Simmons.
3:45 pm Teaching Mineralogy During Covid: A Much-Needed Assist From the Mineral Collecting Community. Sarah Hanson.
4:00 pm Positive and Negative Striations on the 021 Pyritohedral Face. Bob Morgan.
4:15 pm The Azurite to Malachite Pseudomorph Process. Raymond Straw.
4:30 pm Geochemical Trends of Zoning in Heavy Minerals in the Emmons Pegmatite. N.K. Tolls.
4:45 pm --- VIRTUAL LOUNGE ---
Raise a Glass and Sing! – David K. Joyce
Sunday, April 23
11:00 am Sir Arthur Russell and his Mineral Collection – Roy E. Starkey
12:00 pm Celebrating 50 Years of the RMS – Raymond McDougall and Steve Chamberlain
Our mailing address is:
Rochester Mineralogical Symposium
PO Box 965
Mechanicsville, VA 23111-0965