James Madison University - Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, Professor and Curator, will give a talk about the Phil Cosminsky and Fred Keidel micromount collections. Attendees will also tour the new JMU Mineral Museum.
49th Atlantic Micromounters' Conference: June 3, 2023
This year, in 2023, the Micromineralogists of the National Capital Area (MNCA) will not have our usual Atlantic Micromounters' Conference in the Spring. After a decade of work, Kathy Hrechka has resigned as conference organizer. She will still be editor of our Mineral Mite newsletter, and our webmaster. Unfortunately, we are unable to find anyone in our ageing membership to match her energy and dedication who is willing to organize the Atlantic Micromounters' Conference in the future.
Atlantic Micromounters Conference at James Madison University Saturday June 3, 2023
For 2023, the Atlantic Micromounters Conference will be different. We will hold the Conference on Saturday, June 3 at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
The conference will start at 10:30 am, so that people from the DC area or similar distances can drive to Harrisonburg on Saturday morning without losing much sleep. There are many inexpensive motels in Harrisonburg if you want to arrive on Friday or stay over on Saturday night.
Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, Professor and Curator, will give a talk about the Phil Cosminsky and Fred Keidel micromount collections at 11:00, then we will break for lunch. (We will offer guidance on dining.) In the afternoon we will visit the stunning James Madison Museum Mineral Museum (in two groups if necessary), mixed with viewing and trading micromounts till about 3:30. For a preview of the JMU museum, look at the article in the Mineralogical Record, volume 51, page 703, September-October, 2020. There are also some photos and information on the JMU website: https://www.jmu.edu/mineralmuseum/index.shtml.
Because of JMU rules, we cannot have dealers or an auction, but we can trade, and there will be giveaways. The attendance will be limited to 50 people. There will be no fee for the conference. Please reply to Michael Pabst if you plan to attend. firstname.lastname@example.org