PAKISTANI GEM TREASURES
Peter is an expert on worldwide pegmatite fields and has visited numerous mines in Pakistan. Since 1985 he has developed his contacts in the mountain regions of northern Pakistan and was the first Westerner to visit the best gem mines at high altitude in the Haramosh Mountains. His main field of interest is primarily a scientific one with attention to the genesis and mineralogy of granitic pegmatites in these young mountain ranges. He is treated as a “family member” by several mining families and thus gets a rare firsthand insight into the local culture and traditions, an experience dramatically different from other westerners.
Peter Lyckberg is a lifelong mineral collector and a widely known author-lecturer in geology and mineralogy. He has worked professionally in many different fields including: mountain-ski guide, idea generator for the auto industry, civil engineer project management, and as a geologist. For the last 20 years, Dr. Lyckberg has been a senior nuclear inspector for the European Commission (Government of European Union), based in Brussels.
He is well-known as a field collector for his firsthand observations, documentation and discoveries at some of the most intriguing and difficult-to-reach mines in Asia and Russia (see his past Symposium lecture), in addition to his home in Sweden and throughout Scandinavia.
The first Dallas Symposium was unofficially held in 2010 when The Arkenstone held a grand opening for their new gallery. Several prominent mineral experts offered to give talks about their areas of expertise, and it was such a hit that many attendees requested for the education and social experience to continue! The first official Dallas Mineral Collecting Symposium was held in 2011 and has continued to grow and enhance the mineral world. Past speakers have ranged from published authors, notable field collectors, and famous dealers who have graciously shared their knowledge and history with attendees.
The Dallas Mineral Collecting Symposium has quickly risen to become the top educational experience for mineral dealers, collectors, and enthusiasts across the globe. Featuring world-renowned speakers who cover a wide range of topics, the symposium provides a learning opportunity for the newest and most experienced collectors while also giving mineral lovers the chance to mingle and socialize. Our new symposium lecture hall at the Eisemann Center will give us a chance to expand to incorporate more attendees and provide a professional state-of-the-art stage to enhance the symposium experience.
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