NEWRY — The sixth annual New England Mineral Conference (NEMC) will be held Friday through Sunday, May 11 to 13, at the Grand Summit Resort Hotel and Conference Center at Sunday River.

Presentations on New England and non-New England topics are scheduled on Friday evening and during the day Saturday. In addition, there will be a Friday evening banquet, sponsored by the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum, mineral displays and exhibits, and a vocal and a silent auction in support of the conference.

Registrants may visit dealers Friday afternoon through Saturday evening, except during the presentations. The weekend will culminate with a field trip on Sunday.

A feature of the conference will be Education Day, a free event for students in grades three to 12, on Friday, May 11. Students will be able to visit more than 20 stations to learn about minerals and geology.

There will also be a juried poster contest to give students an opportunity to submit a research project on anything relating to the rocks and minerals of New England. Winning posters in each category will be displayed throughout the conference.

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The New England Mineral Conference is a division of the nonprofit New England Mineral Association.

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