THE TWENTY-EIGHTH TECHNICAL SESSION of the Rochester Mineralogical Symposium was held on 15 and 16 April 2011. Submitted abstracts were reviewed by a committee consisting of Dr. Carl Francis, Harvard University; Dr. Marian Lupulescu, New York State Museum; Dr. George Robinson, Michigan Technological University; Dr. Sarah Hanson, Adrian College; and Dr. Steven C. Chamberlain, New York State Museum. Twenty-one abstracts were submitted, accepted, and scheduled for platform presentations. The accepted abstracts follow.
INVESTIGATION OF STALACTITIC MANGANESE OXIDE FROM PHILLIPSBURG, MONTANA. H. A. Barrett and M. P. S. Krekeler, Dept. of Geology, Miami University–Hamilton, 1601 University Dr., Hamilton, OH 45011.
THE MORPHOLOGY AND STRUCTURE OF SMYTHITE, (Fe, Ni)3+xS4, FROM BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA. C. E. Bon and J. Rakovan, Geology Dept., 250 S. Patterson Ave., Rm. 114 Shideler Hall, Miami University, Oxford, OH, 45056.
CHEVKINITE-GROUP MINERALS FROM THE WAUSAU COMPLEX, MARATHON COUNTY, WISCONSIN. T. W. Buchholz1, A, U. Falster2, and W. B. Simmons2. 11140 12th St. N., Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494; 2Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148.
CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF WAVELLITE, Al3(PO4)2(OH, F)3, FROM THE NATIONAL LIMESTONE QUARRY NEAR MOUNT PLEASANT MILLS, SNYDER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. K. Cabaniss and L. E. Kearns, Dept. of Geology and Environmental Science, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807.