The Great Oxidation Event – Diversity of Colorful Mineral Species
Dr. Robert Hazen
Adventures in Mexico’s Great Specimen Mines
Dr. Peter Megaw
The Milpillas Mine, Sonora, Mexico – A Modern Bonanza
Thumbnail Specimens: Little Treasures – Collecting and Competing
Dr. James Houran
Red Cloud – The World’s Greatest Wulfenite Locality
Origin of Precious Metal Deposits – Mines That Produce World-Class Collectible Specimens
Dr. David Mustart
Gold Rush – California’s Crystallized Gold Specimens
Dr. Robert Cook
Gold Fever – Monster Gold Nuggets of Victoria’s Golden Triangle
World-class speakers presented on a variety of mineral topics.
View the list of speakers and their biographies.
Friday, August 22
The Arkenstone once again hosted an open house at their gallery in Richardson, Texas. An evening of mineral gazing, drinks, and light dinner set the tone for the weekend.
Saturday, August 23
After a day of mineral talks, guests relaxed in the beautiful and relaxing Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall at the Perot Museum among world-class minerals and gemstones.