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MSA Monthly Meeting - January 2020

  • 01/09/2020
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale, AZ

The January 9, 2020 MSA Program:

“Arizona-II Mineral Collections supplement to The Mineralogical Record”
will be presented by Mr. Jeff Scovil.

Our January 9th program will be presented by the great Jeff Scovil on “Arizona-II Mineral Collections supplement to The Mineralogical Record.” Jeff’s program will cover MSA participation and Arizona mineral collector participants in Arizona-II Mineral Collections supplement to The Mineralogical Record. MSA adult and youth member minerals are featured in Arizona-II as well as members of Flagg Mineral Foundation, Pinal Geology Museum, other Arizona collectors and museums. Mark your calendar as you don’t want to miss this tailored for MSA meeting that kicks off 2020!

Jeff is a world-renowned mineral photographer, author and lecturer. He travels all over the United States, Canada and Europe photographing at minerals shows and for private collectors, dealers and museums and writes reports on what is new at shows for several mineral magazines. Jeff lectures at Mineral shows, symposia and for mineral clubs across North America and Europe including Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Wolfach and Siegen, Germany, Lwowek, Silesia, Poland; Kongsberg, Norway and Beijing, China. He is a regular presenter at the Cincinnati Mineral Show and does the annual report on what is New at the Rochester Mineral Symposium.

He is Associate photographer for Rocks & Minerals, The Mineralogical Record and our own The Rockhound Record. He is recipient of 2007 Carnegie Mineralogical Award and 2014 inductee in Mineralogical Society of Arizona Hall of Fame.

Jeff is an MSA Milestone Life Member and MSA President 1985 and 1991. Please check out Jeff’s photos and the two proof pages of MSA’s Mineral Collection on our website under “MSA COLLECTION.” These photos were published in the "Mineral Collections in Arizona" supplement to May-June 2013 issue of Mineralogical Record. Jeff also shot photos for MSA members for “Arizona-II Mineral Collections” supplement to The Mineralogical Record.

Thank you, Jeff, for your longstanding membership and support of MSA!

For 28 years Jeff has run the Seminar in Mineral Photography at the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show® as well as the Mineral Photography Competition. Over 14 of the posters for the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show® have featured Jeff’s photographs. His work has also graced show posters in Ste. Marie-aux-Mines, Grenoble, Lyon and Paris (all in France), Siegen, Wolfach and Munich, Germany and Peshawar, Pakistan. Displays of Jeff’s work as prints have been held at numerous Mineral museums worldwide.

Jeff’s work has appeared several times in Arizona Highways including a special Gallery section devoted to his photos of Arizona minerals. He is also a regular contributor and is on the mastheads of Lapis (Germany), Le Regne Mineral (France), Lapis International and is a contributor to Revista Mineralogia (Spain), Mineralienwelt (Germany), Otoczak (Poland) as well as World of Stone and the Mineralogical Almanac (Russia). Jeff’s first major publication was the fine “coffee table book” Minerals by George Robinson, published contributor to include by Simon and Schuster (1994). In 1996 Jeff published Photographing Minerals, Fossils & Lapidary Arts (Geoscience Press) and is the only book ever written on the subject. Jeff has also written several articles on locality mineralogy for the Mineralogical Record and Rocks and Minerals as well as travelogues on his trips to China, Russia and Madagascar. He averages 23 magazine and book covers and over 1,000 published photos each year.

The meeting will be held at the Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale, AZ. Arrive 7PM, meeting starts at 7:30PM.


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