The Second Annual Southeast Micromounters Winter Gathering
Was held on Friday and Saturday, February 7 and 8, 2003 at Advent Christian Village, in Dowling Park, Florida
Initiated by Ed and Martha Cunningham, to whom the group owes a great big pat on the back for all of the work they put into organizing the event, there were 15 individuals attending. We had 3 speakers that put on excellent and very informative presentations.
Friday afternoon and evening was informal, with early arrivals setting up microscopes, swapping minerals, socalizing, raiding the "freebie" table for specimens, and the snack table and coffee pot for refreshments.
After dinner at the Center's Phillips Dining room, we returned to the conference room for more of the same.
The Village is a very pleasant place to visit, and they gave us such a fantastic deal on our meals that I can only hope that next year we can receive the same price break.
Friday, we set up microscopes in the conference room and visited. Many questions were answered during the informal show and tell session.
Julian C. Gray
The mineralogy of the Ilimaussaq and Igaliko alkaline intrusions of south Greenland. With Slide show.
After the last presentation we had more time for the serious business of enjoying the minerals brought for viewing and swapping. Around 9 P.M., we packed up and said our goodbyes to those that we would not see again until the next time.
Fireplace in the Conference room
Thirteen of the fifteen attendees.
A Strengite from Indian Mt., Al.
from the Cunningham's collection, taken through a microscope at 10X.
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