Carbon Mineral Challenge at the 2017 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

30 January 2017

Josh and Dan at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

Josh Wood and Dan Hummer at the 2016 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show is the largest show of its kind in the world, attracting thousands of mineral collectors, mineralogists, and everyday rock and mineral enthusiasts. For the second year running, DCO’s Carbon Mineral Challenge will take part in the show, encouraging members of the mineral collecting community from all walks of life to participate in this unique worldwide hunt for new carbon minerals.

From 9-12 February, find representatives of the Carbon Mineral Challenge at booth 104G in the Galleria of the Tucson Convention Center. At the booth, you can talk to project lead Daniel Hummer and his colleagues about the 8 new carbon minerals verified since the launch of the Challenge in 2015, collecting and identifying new mineral species, how to partner with mineralogy labs around the world, and where to start looking for new carbon minerals.

Hummer will also deliver two invited lectures in conjunction with the mineral events in Tucson at the Arizona Geological Society. The first, at 12pm on 7 February 2017, will cover the basics of mineral ecology and the Carbon Mineral Challenge. The second, at 6pm on 7 February 2017, will present new results from mineral ecology and evolution, highlighting how large mineral data sets help us understand Earth’s evolution.

If you have any questions about these events please contact .

More information about carbon mineral ecology is available here.

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