Minerals of NY State [F-15-36]
|Location:||SLU: Brown 141-142|
|Classes:||1 Session 1.5 hours|
|Dates:||Fri 3:00 PM 10/30|
This presentation will give you an overview of the geology, history and mineralogy of the most significant New York State mineral localities, as well as a look at the species they have produced. Special attention will be given to describing the minerals and species produced in St. Lawrence County.
George Robinson has been a collector of NY state minerals for over 50 years. He is presently a Research Associate in the Department of Geology at SLU and is also affiliated with the New York State Museum. Previously, George was a Senior Collections Specialist with the Canadian Museum of Nature (14 years), and a mineral museum Curator and Professor of Mineralogy at Michigan Technological University (17 years). He has a BA in Geological Sciences from SUNY Potsdam, and a PhD in Geological Sciences from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. His scientific work has been widely published. George is a recipient of a Carnegie Medal, and even has a mineral species named in his honor.
NOTE: Participants are encouraged to bring any specimens they may have for identification.