2015 Symposium Speakers

We’re excited to have a selection of international speakers coming this year for the 2015 Dallas Symposium. These speakers, mostly experts in minerals from Africa, have spent decades studying and collecting fine mineral specimens and are coming to Dallas to share their knowledge.

What better way to learn about fine minerals than to share and experience lectures and spend time with collecting peers.

Brice Gobin
Tanzanite: From Mine to Market
Biography and Lecture Synopsis

Dr. Robert Bowell
Tsumeb: A Mineralogical Paradise
Biography and Lecture Synopsis

Dr. Federico Pezzotta
Adventures in Madagascar
Biography and Lecture Synopsis

Tom Gressman
Mineralogical Record: History and Significance
Biography and Lecture Synopsis

Dr. Bruce Cairncross
The Kalahari Manganese Field: Discovery, Development, and Divine Minerals
Biography and Lecture Synopsis

Tomasz Praszkier
Adventures in Morocco Featuring Mibladen
Biography and Lecture Synopsis

Dr. Bruce Cairncross and Dr. Robert Bowell
Darkest Copper: Classic and Contemporary Copper Minerals of Note from Africa
Lecture Synopsis
Note – as a special treat, Dr. Cairncross and Dr. Bowell are preparing a joint lecture sharing their expertise. Their biographies are above.

These speakers will be presenting in our new home, the Eisemann Center. Learn about fine minerals in this state-of-the-art performance center that will be able to handle the expansion of the fine mineral hobby and our growing attendance list!

If you have additional questions for the speakers, we encourage you to visit with them and ask questions about mineral localities at the banquet dinner on Saturday, August 22 to be held at the Renaissance Hotel across the street from the Eisemann Center.