Speaker Series

The FMVA Speaker Series is dedicated to providing the highest quality lecture experiences with a personal atmosphere. Our speakers are some of the leading experts in their fields and interests and are ready to share their passion with our members. FMVA hopes to provide a platform where the academic communities, industry professionals, and the public can engage with one another for the shared passion of rocks, minerals, and geology. We strive to find an appropriate mix of lectures that are easily accessible for all ages and levels of knowledge.

Lectures are hosted on the last Friday of the month at 7:00PM Eastern Time via Zoom. Presentations are recorded and uploaded to our YouTube Channel within two weeks of the live talk.

Contact us if you would like to learn more or offer to speak to our community. Slots fill up fast and we are normally scheduling one year in advance.

List of Previous Lectures:

  • Mineralogy & Mining of Oregon Sunstones by Dr. Gabriela Farfan
  • Pegmatites of Western Australia by Mark Jacobson
  • Collecting Minerals in Morocco by David K. Joyce
  • Minerals of the Carbonate Replacement Deposits of Mexico by Dr. Peter Megaw
  • Historic Colorado Gold Localities by Brian Kosnar
  • Mineral Collecting in Hawaii by Eric De Carlo
  • Wulfenite: The State Mineral of Arizona by Evan Jones
  • Mid-Ocean Ridge Basalts by Dr. Allie Gale
  • Minerals of the Blanchard Mine of New Mexico by Erin Delventhal
  • Mineral Art by Leah Luten
  • Colorado Gemstones by Brian Kosnar