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6th Annual Friends of Mineralogy Symposium – “Minerals of Mexico” & “Carbonate Replacement Deposits (CRDs)”

March 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dr. Peter Megaw, economic geologist, presentations at Miami University

Dr. Peter Megaw, is a consulting economic geologist, president of IMDEX/Cascabel Inc. (contract exploration services) and co-founder of Minera Cascabel and MAG Silver Corp. His Ph.D. work at the University of Arizona was an exploration-focused geological/geochemical study of the Santa Eulalia Ag-Pb-Zn District, Chihuahua, Mexico and Carbonate Replacement Deposits (CRDs) in general. Peter’s primary exploration foci are CRDs and Epithermal Vein Deposits and Porphyry Copper Deposits, principally in Mexico. He and his team are credited with the significant discoveries at Platosa, Durango; Juanicipio-Fresnillo, Zacatecas; and Cinco de Mayo, Chihuahua. Peter was awarded the Society of Mining Engineers 2012 Robert M. Dreyer Award for excellence in Applied Economic Geology.

Peter is also a passionate mineral collector with strong relationships throughout the international mineral and gem community stemming from 33 years as Exhibits Chair for the world-famous Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.  A combination of the above led him to be awarded the Carnegie Mineralogical Award in 2009 for outstanding contributions in mineralogical preservation, conservation, and education.

Peter will give a series of 4 talks while visiting Miami University from March 8-11, 2018. All are welcome to attend any of these and to meet Peter for discussion. His schedule is given below. For further information contact John Rakovan atRakovajf@miamioh.edu.

Read more in the flyer: 6th Symposium Announcement v2


  • 9:00‐9:30 FM Midwest Chapter Meeting (open to all)
  • 9:45‐10:45 Dr. Peter Megaw1: Minerals of Mexico
  • 10:45‐11:15 Dr. John Rakovan2: Crystal Forms and Distorted Crystals
  • 11:15‐11:45 Mark Jacobson3: The Hiddenite & Emerald Mineral Localities, Hiddenite, Alexander Co., NC
  • 11:45‐1:00 Lunch Break Armstrong Student Center and Museum Viewing
  • 1:00‐1:30 Dr. Peter Megaw1: Carbonate Replacement Deposits (CRDs)
  • 1:30‐3:15 Submitted talks (20 min each, in order outlined on next page)
  • 3:15‐3:30 Coffee Break
  • 3:30‐4:00 Awards for Submitted Talks

DIRECTIONS and PARKING: The Limper Geology Museum is located on the Miami University campus just inside the East and West entrances to Shideler Hall on the first floor. Shideler Hall is located west of the intersection of US Highway 27 and State Route 73.

Recommended parking is in Cook Field lot near the bell tower across the road from Shideler Hall. Parking requires the purchase of a permit. Please visit http://www.miamioh.edu/parking/permits/index.html, select Visitors/Contractors/Vendors, and then click Purchase Visitor Permit. You will need to display this permit on your dashboard the day of the event. Cost is $3.

You may also obtain permits from John Rakovan inside the auditorium on the day of the symposium. You will need cash. You will have to walk back to your vehicle to display the permit.


March 10
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Shideler Hall (Miami University)
Shideler Hall, Oxford, OH 45056 United States
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