13th AnnualMaine Mineral Symposium
May 10, 11, & 12, 2002

Mineral collectors and gem enthusiasts are invited to attend the 13th Maine Mineral Symposium at the Senator Inn and Conference Center in Augusta, Maine.  Come and enjoy pegmatite-related talks and field trips.

A Seven Day Workshop Studying The Intricacies Of Granite Pegmatites And The Minerals They Contain.

June 1st to 7th, 2002
at Poland Mining Camps
Poland, Maine

Sedimentary, Magmatic and Ore-Forming Responses to Compressional and Tensional Tectonics :  A Focus on Africa

Field Trip D1: Post-collisional pegmatites, gemstones and industrial minerals, central Namibia
 17 to 21 July 2002

Kyiv, Ukraine, 18–20 September, 2002

Field trips: Pegmatites related to the Korosten’ Complex and the Balka Kruta pegmatite-related rare metal deposit;

LERM 2003

International Symposium on the Role of Light Elements in Rock-forming Minerals

organized by

The Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic &
the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

Post-symposium field trip will be organized on June 23-25, 2003 on localities of rock-forming minerals containing light elements in diverse geological environments, e.g.,  granite, orthogneiss, barren pegmatite, complex pegmatite, migmatite, gneiss, Ca-skarn, Fe-skarn, marble, eclogite, Al-rich restite in the Moldanubicum and the Kutná Hora Crystalline Complex


An International Symposium 
on the Mineralogy and Geochemistry of Scandium

16 to 22 August 2003at the Natural History Museums and Botanical Garden, University of Oslo, Norway
Organized by the Geological Museum, University of Oslo

Field excursion
 (19-22 August 2003) includes trips to
Granite pegmatites at Høydalen (lithium-enriched) and Heftetjern (scandium-enriched), Tørdal; Thortveitite-bearing granite pegmatites in the Iveland-Evje area; A visit to the Bjordam aventurine (“sunstone”) pegmatite in Bamble 

Thortveitite, Sc2Si2O7, from Ljosland, Iveland, Aust-Agder, Norway. Length of the crystal is 21 cm.
Collection: Geological Museum, University of Oslo. Photo by Jeff Scovil 2001.