Minerals of NY State [F-15-36]

Presenter: George Robinson
Location: SLU: Brown 141-142
Classes: 1 Session 1.5 hours
Dates: Fri 3:00 PM 10/30
Status: Course Closed

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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.

Cap: 30



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