2015 The Dallas Mineral Symposium
Learn about Fine Minerals at the Dallas Mineral Collecting Symposium
Rising from its humble, impromptu beginning at the 2010 Grand Opening of Arkenstone's new gallery, the Dallas Mineral Collecting Symposium has grown into a prime educational excursion for fine rock and mineral collectors, dealers, and enthusiasts worldwide.
Back in 2010, a group of prominent fine rock and mineral experts attending Arkenstone's Grand Opening event offered to speak, sharing their expertise with other attendees. Their audience was so enthused that they asked that the event be continued – and the first Dallas Mineral Collecting Symposium was held the next year. Since then, the event has continued to grow, adding value to the fine rock and mineral community.
This year, attendees will gather from around the world to meet August 21st-23rd, at the Eisemann Performing Arts Center in Dallas, Texas. The event will feature world-renowned speakers, covering a broad range of topics – from mine to market. This educational experience will hold value and appeal for all fine rock and mineral enthusiasts, regardless of their level of interest or expertise.
Previous speakers have included notable field collectors, published authors, and well-established fine rock and mineral dealers – all of whom have shown an incredible willingness to support and contribute to the knowledge and skills of their audience. Major financial contributors include Heritage Auctions, BB&T Wealth, the Mineralogical Association of Dallas, and Southern Methodist University, whose sponsorship has been key in ensuring the continuation of this event.