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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 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 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 08.06.2016 | Filed under: Latest, Mineral Shows

There really is no event in the Mineral World year exactly like the Rochester Mineralogical Symposium. It may sound scientific and formal, but Rochester is perhaps the most welcoming and inclusive mineral gathering I know. The 2016 RMS featured great talks and photos from excellent speakers on a range of subjects.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 05.13.2015 | Filed under: Latest, Mineral Shows

Although arrivals in Rochester were initially greeted by lingering recent snow, with winter’s last breath still upon us, a few signs of spring were beginning to show in this part of the world. And yet once the mineral fun starts, who cares what the weather is doing? [Note to Mother Nature: that is not a dare for next year’s Symposium. I mean unless you want to rain fine mineral specimens.] This post is all about this year’s super Rochester Mineralogical Symposium.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 05.09.2014 | Filed under: Latest, Mineral Shows

After a long, harsh northern winter, most people in this part of the world look to the arrival of the red-winged blackbirds and robins, buds and flowers to mark the arrival of spring. But let’s be honest, spring only truly arrives with “Rochester” (the annual Rochester Mineralogical Symposium). Rochester is for people who love minerals and mineral collecting – if you’d like to see more about this year’s symposium (including photographs from the presenters), I hope you’ll enjoy this post.