Friends of Mineralogy (Virginia) presents
Mineral Collecting in the Hawaiian Islands
By: Eric Heinen De Carlo, University of Hawaii at Manoa
March 26, 2021 at 7:00 pm ET
The Hawaiian Islands often evoke a vision of “Paradise on Earth”, a mysterious garland of isles in the middle of the Pacific Ocean graced with a natural beauty unparalleled throughout the world. What the Islands do not generally evoke, however, is the thought of a treasure trove of minerals. These islands host a surprising variety of minerals, some of which are of keen interest to collectors, despite their relatively young geological age.
The talk will highlight some of the more important mineral resources of Hawaii and report on some locations where they occur, while presenting this information in a traditional geological context. The presentation will consist of three parts:
Speaker Bio: Dr. De Carlo is the author or co-author of 102 full length papers in the peer-reviewed scientific literature and 184 abstracts (presentations) at national or international conferences. He has presented 24 invited seminars and lectures at academic institutions around the world. and has written an additional 25 technical reports and articles, including five in mineral related magazines. The latter include the paper: De Carlo, E.H. and Swoboda, B. Mineral Localities in Hawaii. Rocks and Minerals, Volume 92, May/June 2017, pp 218-235, selected as “best paper in R&M'' in 2017. Additionally, Dr. De Carlo has supervised the thesis or dissertation research of 25 graduate students and served on the research committees of another 43 graduate students. Currently, he is the Vice President of the Keiki Mineral Club of Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii.