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Mineral Talks LIVE
No mineral shows? Every Wednesday, through this series of live interviews a special guest will be answering questions in their field of expertise. We will be welcoming mineral collectors, curators, dealers, researchers and reporters in this talk show to share experiences and tips on mineral collecting, research and curation. We will take you to mineral heaven around the world and deliver the vibrant mineral community directly to your home.

Mineral Talks LIVE - Brought to you by Bryan Swoboda of BlueCap Productions, Dr. Raquel Alonso-Perez of The Mineralogical and Geological Museum at Harvard University (MGMH) and Dr. Eloïse Gaillou of l’École des Mines de Paris, and The Society of Mineral Museums Professionals (SMMP).
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The Mineral Talk Live. Produced by Bryan Swoboda of BlueCap production in collaboration with Raquel Alonso-Perez, Mineralogical and Geological Museum, Harvard University (MGMH) and Eloise Gaillou, l’École des Mines de Paris. Supported by Covid-19.
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Speakers

Prof. Bruce Cairncross
Department of Geology Professor @https://www.uj.ac.za/contact/Pages/Prof-B-Cairncross.aspx
Bruce Cairncross obtained his Master’s degree in 1979 from the University of Natal in Pietermaritzburg and after a stint working for Rand Mines coal division, joined the University of the Witwatersrand graduating with a PhD in 1986. For the past 32 years, he has been at the University of Johannesburg, Geology department, leading the field research on southern African gems and minerals, the understanding of the Karoo coal deposits and the supervision of 28 Masters and PhD students. He has taught at least two generations of students and many of South Africa’s coal geologists were educated by him. During his career, his research outputs include over 180 articles on coal geology, gems and minerals, 11 books and six chapters in books (12th currently underway), more than 100 public lectures on gems, minerals and coal geology. In addition, Bruce is an award-winning photographer of minerals and gemstones.