Peter Megaw is an economic geologist who specializes in hydrothermal ore deposits in Mexico. From the time in 1977 when he first visited the mines in Santa Eulalia he became a passionate mineral collector focusing that interest almost exclusively on the minerals of Mexico. In the forty years that have passed since then, he has won many awards at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show © (TGMS) for his exhibits of beautiful minerals that occur in Mexico.
This man wears many hats in our hobby; besides being an entertaining speaker, he has been the Exhibits Chair for the TGMS show since 1984, and in that role is responsible for organizing the superb displays that are the hallmark of that show. He is an author and consulting editor for Rocks & Minerals magazine. The current issue of the Mineralogical Record is completely devoted to his magnum opus on Santa Eulalia; his publishing goes on from there. He was the 2009 Carnegie Mineralogical Award recipient, and in 2017 received the Thayer Lindsley award from the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada.
Peter will also be speaking on Saturday at the Friends of Mineralogy symposium at Shideler Hall on the campus of Miami University. See the announcement published elsewhere in the Quarry. This is free to all and begins at 9:30 am. Come to our meeting for more detailed instructions.
As always, guests are most welcome at our meetings; note the President’s remarks in this Quarry for some significant visitors who plan to attend. The program will be well received by every age.