The Mineralogical Society of Southern California
Proudly presents the 54th annual Pacific Micromount Conference
February 1 and 2, 2019 at
The Fallbrook Mineral Museum
123 W. Alvarado St., Fallbrook, CA
FRIDAY, February 1
3:00-6:00 PM On-site Registration, greeting friends, setting up scopes, $1 sales table opens
6:00-7:00 Dinner (on your own) – Several cafes and a great Mexican restaurant are within a few blocks of the museum
7:00-8:00 PM “McDermitt Mine Update: Geology, Microminerals, and Fun” Michael Cox and Ted Hadley will provide an update on Gail Dunning’s McDermitt Project, now in its fourth year. Mike will discuss the evolution of thought with respect to the McDermitt Caldera and tracking down microminerals for research. Ted will run through photos of many spectacular micromineral finds.
8:00-9:00 PM – Contributed Talks & Mineral Photos
SATURDAY, February 2
8:00-9:00 AM Doors open, on-site Registration, filling give-away & sales tables
10:00 Welcome, Special Announcements & Morning speaker introduction
10:15-11:30 – Morning Presentation by Paul Adams
“The Copper World and Mohawk Mines, San Bernardino County, CA”
Noon – Lunch (on your own)
1:30 PM – VERBAL AUCTION of donated specimens
3:00 PM – SILENT AUCTION of donated specimens, mineralogical books/magazines, maps, etc.
3:15-4:30 PM – Afternoon Presentation by Robert Housley
“The use of Raman Spectroscopy in identifying new and rare secondary Tellurium minerals”
4:30-6:00 Microscope time, scouting the give-away & sales tables
6:00-7:00 Dinner (on your own)
7:00 PM – Contributed talks & Mineral Photos
SUNDAY, February 3
Field Trip to either Lead Mountain, The Blue Bell Mine, or the Bagdad-Chase Mine to be selected by vote of planned participants.
Now is a very good time to make your advance registration for the 2019 Pacific Micromount Conference. Conference registration fee is $15 before the conference & $20 at the door. Continue below for a Registration Form, driving directions & list of accommodations within 10 miles of the museum. If you plan on participating in the field an alternative for late sleepers would be to stay in Barstow on Saturday
night. When registering please provide the names & current city of residence of all in your party. We like to have a personalized name-tag waiting for everyone in attendance. And please bring a couple of nice micromineral specimens for the verbal auction and any unwanted mineralogical books, magazine, photo equipment or larger mineral specimens for the silent auction table. Hope to see you there!
Fallbrook Mineral Museum, 123 W. Alvarado St., Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 728-1130
Directions from L.A. / San Bernardino / Pasadena areas (~95 miles):
Take the I-210 E toward San Bernardino for 18.5 miles
Take Exit 45 for CA-57 South toward Santa Ana for 4 miles
Take Exit 22C for CA-71 South toward Corona for 16.7 miles
Exit left onto CA-91 East toward Riverside for 4.7 miles
Exit left onto I-15 South for 45.8 miles
Take Exit 51 toward Mission Rd. for 0.3 mile
Turn right onto Old Hwy. 395 for 177 feet, then quick right onto E. Mission Rd. for 4.4 miles
Turn left onto N. Brandon Rd. for 0.2 mile
Turn right onto E. Alvarado St. & proceed for 0.4 mile. Destination is on your right. Parking is on the left.