#TucsonGemShow – Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show Announces Line Up For Fifth Annual Mineral Lecture Series

by Robyn Hawk on November 7, 2014


January 30th – February 11th 2015
At The Riverpark Inn, Tucson Arizona USA

Requests the Pleasure of your Company
At The Following Events 

at the Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show

The 2015 Tucson Mineral Lectures Series has been announced by the Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show, the program for its Fifth Annual Mineral Lecture Series offers luminaries in the Mineral field – Museum Curator, Volcanologist, Author, Collector, Geologist and more.

This event is open to all and you will find this group to be. as I have,  some of the smartest and most welcoming people in the Industry! 

Thank you once again to Maury and Aisha for assembling such a distinguished line up…much appreciated!

You are getting a sneak preview of the talk by John White…it made me want to be there!  

Held in the courtyard of the International Fine Mineral Building 
at the Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show ….. means there will be plenty of free parking.

6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. / 9:15 to 9:45 p.m.
Hosted Wine and Cheese Reception 


7:15 – 7:50 pm 

John S. White, former Curator-In-Charge, Mineral Division, Smithsonian Institution

“Reminiscences of a Very Old Former Curator”

John White’s “Reminiscences of an Old Former Curator” was originally delivered to the 2013 Rochester Mineralogical Symposium. White is the founder of Mineralogical Record and retired as Curator-in-Charge of the Division of Mineralogy at the Smithsonian Institution. White’s presentation includes personal anecdotes that will delight the mineral and gemstone enthusiast. via Pala International

8:00 – 8:30 pm 

Bob Jones, Sr. Editor, Rock & Gem Magazine

“Tucson: How It All Began”

8:40 – 9:15  pm 

Marco Campos-Venuti, Volcanologist

 “Genesis and Classification of Agates and Jaspers: A new Theory”


7:15 – 7:50 pm

 Dr. Don Lum

“Minerals I have Known and Loved”

8:00 – 8:30 pm

Peter Megaw, 

“An Explorer’s Mineralogical  Adventures 
  in Famous Mexican Localities”

8:40 – 9:15 pm

Federico Barlocher

FILM: “Namak Mandi Peshawar Pakistan:  
The Mysteries & Secrets of The Legendary Gem Crystal Market Never Seen By The Public Before”

A BIG Thank You to Maury Destouet the General Manager of the Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show and the always polished Aisha Jan for assembling an amazing group of Experts for this Lecture Series. 

“I have the honor and pleasure to select the guest speakers and to assist in the organization of these events. Our company Rocksaholics is a proud participant of this show.”

Aisha & Arif Jan, Rocksaholics, LLC

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