Mineral Symposium – Pegmatites

Beryl-Aquamarine Scovil 2011

Aquamarine, Hunza Valley, Pakistan, Tellus Mineral Collection

Saturday, April 2, 2016
10 AM – 5 PM*


Registration required; discount for early registration.

Pegmatites are a fascinating geologic subject and this year’s symposium topic. Tellus is happy to announce presentations by experts in the field such as Mike Wise of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Joe Dorris of the famous Smoky Hawk Claim in Colorado, Sam Swanson of University of Georgia, Bob Cook of Auburn University, and David London of University of Oklahoma, to share their research and experiences. This symposium requires pre-registration. In addition to the talks, registration will include a breakfast bar and lunch buffet.

This is a scientific mineral symposium. Geologic background and pegmatite knowledge is recommended to increase comprehension. **If you do not have a geologic background but think this may interest you please come to the Lunch and Learn in March, 2016 where Tellus Curator Sarah Timm will discuss why pegmatites are so neat and how they create such precious minerals!**

Early registration is open until February 22, 2016. Registration ends March 22, 2016. To register, call (770) 606-5700 ext 417.






*The add-on dinner option includes a planetarium show, and drinks, dinner and dessert with event hosts and speakers. This option is from 5 – 8 PM.


David London

Author of Pegmatites, a reference book on pegmatites. Research is on pegmatites.

 Joe Dorris

Pinnacle 5 Minerals & Prospectors Television Show on the Weather Channel. Prospects pegmatites in Colorado.

Dr. Mike Wise

Smithsonian Institution Department of Mineral Sciences. Research is on pegmatites.

Dr. Robert B. Book at Tellus Mineral SymposiumDr. Robert B. Cook

Co-Author of Minerals of Georgia and knowledgeable of Georgia pegmatites and their history.

Dr. Sam Swanson at Tellus Mineral SymposiumDr. Sam Swanson

Professor at University of Georgia. Research is on pegmatites.




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