Maine Pegmatite Workshop 2018 TENTATIVE Schedule

Classroom: 8:00 AM to Noon  •  Field Trips: Noon to 5:00 PM  •  Evening Lectures: 7:00 PM

Breakfast: 6:30 AM  •  Lunch: Before or On Trips  •  Dinner: 6:00 PM

 Daily Lecture Schedule 

 Friday Evening, May 25 2018 topic TBA

 Saturday, May 26, 2018 - AFTERNOON FIELD TRIP –

Introduction to Pegmatites

Pegmatite Mineralogy 

Earth's Chemistry

Minerals - Silicate Classification, Feldspar Chemistry, and Phase Equilibria       

Evening Lecture: TBA

 Sunday, May 27, 2018 –- FIELD TRIP –

Granites to Pegmatites - Origin of Pegmatites

Origin of Igneous Rocks & Magmatic Differentiation

Classification of Granites and Pegmatites (NYF vs. LCT) 

Evening Lecture: Frank Perham – Reminiscences of the fantastic Newry tourmaline discovery

                        Karen: Slide show of Newry: Frank mining and Newry specimens 

Monday, May 28, 2018 – FIELD TRIP –

Magma Genesis - Tectonic Setting

Crystallization Dynamics: Volatiles and Fluxes in Pegmatites - H2O, Li, F, B, P - phase equilibria; Cooling &

Crystallization of Pegmatites; Textures in Pegmatites, Aplites, Granites

Evening  Lecture:  TBA                                 

 Tuesday, May 29, 2018 – FIELD TRIP –  / Frank Perham Collection

Volatiles and Fluxes in Pegmatites - H2O, Li, F, B, P - phase equilibria

Pocket Formation & Pocket Indicators, Zonation of Pegmatites - Regional and Internal Zonation

Pegmatites from the Iberian Massif and the Central Maine Belt: differentiation of granitic melts versus anatexis- Encar Roda-Robles

                        Visit to see Frank Perham’s mineral collection after leaving Quarries                     


 Wednesday, May 30, 2018 – FIELD TRIP -

Mineral Cleaning and Mineral Displays- Bob Whitmore

Tourmaline, mica and garnet as sensitive indicators of the pegmatite evolution: the Berry-Havey pegmatite (Maine, USA)– Encar Roda-Robles

Five Pockets – One Blast – Only at the Havey- Jeff Morrison

Geochronology of Maine Pegmatites-

 Evening Lecture: Recent mining developments and new finds - Gary Freeman

 Thursday, May 31, 2018 – FIELD TRIP -

Pegmatite mineralogy of the Conway and Osceola granites – white mountains- Jim Nizamoff & Don Dallaire

Feldspar Mining in Maine - Frank Perham

Bulk Chemistry of Mt Mica - Skip

Evening Lecture: Emmons Pegmatite Review – Alexander Falster

 Friday, June 1, 2018 –FIELD TRIP –MMGM &  QUARRY

 Saturday, June 2, 2018 – All Day Party and Tailgate Mineral Show at Poland Mining Camp