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Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 06.30.2022 | Filed under: Latest, Mineral Shows

Another Rochester Mineralogical Symposium has come and gone – and it was a great event! Most of the program is available to watch on the RMS YouTube channel – the link is here.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 03.22.2022 | Filed under: Latest, Mineral Shows

You’re invited to the Rochester Mineralogical Symposium 2022 – entirely online and coming soon! We have a great lineup this year and I hope you’ll join us. The RMS is meant for you!

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 05.11.2021 | Filed under: Latest, Mineral Shows

And we’re back! Springtime in the woods! Rochester! Except… of course we are not fully back. Stay-at-home orders, lockdowns and closed borders continue. No worries – we figured this out last year! So, the 48th annual Rochester Mineralogical Symposium was once again an online event, the eRMS 2021.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 08.01.2020 | Filed under: Latest, Mineral Shows

Rochester 2020! Whoo hoo! The arrival of spring and our annual fun times in Rochester! True, we had no choice and had to cancel the Rochester Mineralogical Symposium in Rochester April 23-26, 2020. But It turns out that the spirit of Rochester is not so easily defeated…

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 04.29.2020 | Filed under: Latest, Mineral Shows

It’s hard to believe how different the world was, only a few weeks ago. Who imagined then, all the ways in which our lives would be impacted in the weeks after Tucson. It will be a while until all of us are once again together at a large international show, which makes it all the more important to enjoy show memories and stay connected online. In that light, let’s travel back to Tucson…

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 06.12.2019 | Filed under: Latest, Mineral Shows

The Rochester Mineralogical Symposium is one of the best mineral events of the year. Here’s my report from RMS 2019, with lots of great mineral photos.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 02.27.2019 | Filed under: Latest, Mineral Shows

The report from Tucson 2019, with great new specimens. Also a few views of the winter wonderland to which I returned back home…

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 02.23.2018 | Filed under: Latest, Mineral Shows

I’ve just added a post with my report from the Tucson shows, 2018. Some new finds and lots of excellent new mineral specimens!

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 07.26.2017 | Filed under: Latest, Mineral Shows

In the heart of France’s Vosges Mountains, each June, Mineral World assembles at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, for what is always a great mineral show. This post gives a glimpse of some of this year’s finds, including gorgeous red zircon crystals, bi-coloured spodumene, clinochlore crystals and some classic French hematites from just outside of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 06.13.2017 | Filed under: Latest, Mineral Shows

The Rochester Mineralogical Symposium is one of the best annual events in Mineral World. This post about RMS 2017 includes lots of great mineral photographs, with many from prominent mineral photographers Jeff Scovil and Michael Bainbridge. And hopefully, if you missed this year’s RMS, this will help you catch up – and plan for next year…

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 02.22.2017 | Filed under: Latest, Mineral Shows

The Tucson Gem and Mineral show was great this year! This report includes photos of mineral specimens from many new finds.