2014 Symposium Events

Thanks to everyone who joined us on August 22 and 23, 2014 for the 4rd Annual Dallas Mineral Collecting Symposium.

2014 Speakers

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
Evan Jones

Thumbnail Specimens: Little Treasures – Collecting and Competing
Dr. James Houran

Red Cloud – The World’s Greatest Wulfenite Locality
Les Presmyk

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
Tony Fraser



2014 Symposium Photo Gallery

The Dallas Mineral Collecting Symposium

Attendees at the Dallas Mineral Collecting Symposium in the Crum Auditorium, Collins Center, Southern Methodist UniversitySaturday, August 23
Southern Methodist University

World-class speakers presentedĀ on a variety of mineral topics.

View the list of speakers and their biographies.


Social Events

Guests at the Dallas Mineral Collecting Symposium spend an evening mineral-gazing at The Arkenstone GalleryThe Arkenstone Gallery Open House

Friday, August 22

The Arkenstone once again hosted an open house at their gallery in Richardson, Texas. An eveningĀ of mineral gazing, drinks, and light dinner set the tone for the weekend.


Guests at The Dallas Mineral Collecting Symposium have a chance for a private viewing of the Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall at The Perot Museum. The Mamones PhotographyThe Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Dessert and Drinks Social

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.