The Dallas Mineral Collecting Symposium

Guests mingle at The Perot Museum of Nature and Science's Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall. 2013 was the first year that included the opening cocktail party at the Perot as part of the Dallas Mineral Collecting Symposium.

The Dallas Mineral Collecting Symposium has quickly risen to become the top educational experience for mineral dealers, collectors, and enthusiasts across the globe. Featuring world-renowned speakers who cover a wide range of topics, the symposium provides a learning opportunity for the newest and most experienced collectors while also giving mineral lovers the chance to mingle and socialize.

Registration for the 2014 Symposium will be opening in April. Sign up using the contact form on the right to be notified when registration opens!

At the Dallas Mineral Collecting Symposium, over 200 guests listened to exciting mineral adventures from world experts.

How We Started

The first Dallas Symposium was unofficially held in 2010 when The Arkenstone held a grand opening for their new gallery. Several prominent mineral experts offered to give talks about their areas of expertise, and it was such a hit that many attendees requested for the education and social experience to continue! The first official Dallas Mineral Collecting Symposium was held in 2011 and has continued to grow and enhance the mineral world.  Past speakers have ranged from published authors, notable field collectors, and famous dealers who have graciously shared their knowledge and history with attendees. Over the last few years, we added several key sponsors who have been significant in helping us continue The Dallas Mineral Collecting Symposium, including Heritage Auctions, BB&T Wealth, the Mineralogical Association of Dallas, and Southern Methodist University.

In 2013, The Dallas Symposium brought on the newly opened Perot Museum of Nature and Science as a sponsor, and they hosted an impressive opening party in the Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall.  

For more information, please contact info@DallasSymposium.org.

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Mineral Photos by Joe Budd