NEW ENGLAND MINERAL CONFERENCE

NEMC SCHEDULE

(subject to change)

FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

EDUCATION DAY BEGINS AT 9 AM
Most Educational stations shut down at 2:00p.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

DEALER ROOMS AND DISPLAYS
Open to the general public. After 4 PM, and for the remainder of the conference, these areas are for conference registrants only.

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

REGISTRATION IS OPEN
Between visiting dealers, seeing displays and checking in on what the kids are doing at Education Day, swing by the Conference area lobby and register for the full conference.
Also, bring your AUCTION ITEMS to the Registration Desk area for cataloguing.

Registration will be closed during the banquet.

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Lecture:

Skip Simmons: Detective Work in Mineralogy: Exposing and Discrediting Five Fraudulent Minerals

4:30 PM - 6:45 PM

MMGM MINERALOGICAL HERITAGE AWARDS
Cash bar and a meet and greet followed by the Maine Mineral & Gem Museum's annual buffet banquet begins honoring this year's inductees.

Click here to get tickets to the dinner.

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

REGISTRATION OPEN

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

CONFERENCE OPENING SESSION

  • Don Dallaire: "Heritage Award Winners Mary & Dudy Groves and Their Impact on Maine Minerals"
  • New England Mining Update - New England Miners

8:30 PM

DEALER'S WING
Open late into the night. Throughout the conference, this is not just about buying; it is a great time to 'talk rocks'.

8:45 PM

HOSPITALITY ROOMS
Open in the dealer's wing. Light desserts and beverages.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2018

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

REGISTRATION OPEN
Auction Item Drop-Off Resumes until 9am. Conference area lobby

9:00 AM

WELCOME ADDRESS

9:10 AM - Noon

LECTURES

  • Frank Perham:-"Musings of a Maine Mining Legend"
  • Don Dallaire: "Topaz in New Hampshire's White Mountains"
  • Kevin Czaja: "The Fluorapatites of New England in the Harvard University Collection"

Noon - 2:00 PM

SILENT AUCTION BEGINS
Silent Auction to benefit the Conference. Please feel free to donate mineral items that we can auction. (Items should be brought to the Registration Desk by 9am Saturday so there is ample time to catalogue, price and display them on the tables.) Live Auction items available for viewing.
LUNCH
On your own.
(The Hospitality Rooms are not open to conference attendees during this time period.)
DEALER'S WING
Open to conference registrants.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

LECTURES

  • Jeff Swanger: "Recent mining of the pegmatites in the Pala District, California"
  • Secret speaker!! This is one you certainly don't want to miss! No announcement of the speaker or subject matter until they are introduced. Bring a camera!
LIVE AUCTION
To benefit the Conference (about 10 minutes after afternoon lectures end)
END OF SILENT AUCTION
(about 5-10 minutes after live auction)
DEALERS EVENING SESSION
Begins after the silent auction and goes late into the night. Open to conference registrants.

6:30 PM

HOSPITALITY ROOMS
Open to conference registrants with light appetizers and beverages

 

SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2018

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

FIELD TRIP
Mine Field Trip/s-to be announced at conference

FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

EDUCATION DAY BEGINS AT 9 AM
Most Educational stations shut down at 2:00p.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

DEALER ROOMS AND DISPLAYS
Open to the general public. After 4 PM, and for the remainder of the conference, these areas are for conference registrants only.

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

REGISTRATION IS OPEN
Between visiting dealers, seeing displays and checking in on what the kids are doing at Education Day, swing by the Conference area lobby and register for the full conference.
Also, bring your AUCTION ITEMS to the Registration Desk area for cataloguing.

Registration will be closed during the banquet.

4:30 PM - 6:45 PM

MMGM MINERALOGICAL HERITAGE AWARDS
Cash bar and a meet and greet followed by the Maine Mineral & Gem Museum's annual buffet banquet begins honoring this year's inductees.

Click here to get tickets to the dinner.

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

REGISTRATION OPEN

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

CONFERENCE OPENING SESSION

  • Don Dallaire: "Heritage Award Winners Mary & Dudy Groves and Their Impact on Maine Minerals"
  • New England Mining Update - New England Miners

8:30 PM

DEALER'S WING
Open late into the night. Throughout the conference, this is not just about buying; it is a great time to 'talk rocks'.

8:45 PM

HOSPITALITY ROOMS
Open in the dealer's wing. Light desserts and beverages.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2018

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

REGISTRATION OPEN
Auction Item Drop-Off Resumes until 9am. Conference area lobby

9:00 AM

WELCOME ADDRESS

9:10 AM - Noon

LECTURES

  • Frank Perham:-"Musings of a Maine Mining Legend"
  • Don Dallaire: "Topaz in New Hampshire's White Mountains"
  • Kevin Czaja: "The Fluorapatites of New England in the Harvard University Collection"

Noon - 2:00 PM

SILENT AUCTION BEGINS
Silent Auction to benefit the Conference. Please feel free to donate mineral items that we can auction. (Items should be brought to the Registration Desk by 9am Saturday so there is ample time to catalogue, price and display them on the tables.) Live Auction items available for viewing.
LUNCH
On your own.
(The Hospitality Rooms are not open to conference attendees during this time period.)
DEALER'S WING
Open to conference registrants.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

LECTURES

  • Jeff Swanger: "Recent mining of the pegmatites in the Pala District, California"
  • Secret speaker!! This is one you certainly don't want to miss! No announcement of the speaker or subject matter until they are introduced. Bring a camera!
LIVE AUCTION
To benefit the Conference (about 10 minutes after afternoon lectures end)
END OF SILENT AUCTION
(about 5-10 minutes after live auction)
DEALERS EVENING SESSION
Begins after the silent auction and goes late into the night. Open to conference registrants.

6:30 PM

HOSPITALITY ROOMS
Open to conference registrants with light appetizers and beverages

 

SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2018

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

FIELD TRIP
Mine Field Trip/s-to be announced at conference

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