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William "Skip" Simmon to be featured guest on Mineral Talks LIVE



William "Skip" Simmons, a UGA 68' M.S. graduate who worked with Dr. Vernon Hurst on the "Mineralogy of south Georgia and North Carolina phosphorite", will be the feature speaker on Mineral Talks Live - the monthly LIVE interview series where we sit down with guests from all over the world and talk rocks presented by the Mineralogical Society of America.


Event: Mineral Talks Live

Speaker: William "Skip" Simmon

When: 5 April 2023 1:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

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About the Speaker:

William “Skip” Simmons received his BS from Duke University, MS from the University of Georgia, and Ph.D. from The University of Michigan. He was the Director of the Mineralogy, Petrology and Pegmatology (MP2) Research Group in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of New Orleans (, New Orleans LA, USA where he taught mineralogy and petrology for 42 years. He is a full member of the Graduate Faculty and has supervised or served on the committees of 62 graduate students. He was also an Adjunct Professor at The University of Michigan ( where he taught introductory field geology classes for 38 summers. The University of New Orleans awarded him the honorary title of University Research Professor in 2000. He recently retired from teaching and was awarded Professor Emeritus status. He now serves as Research Director at the Maine Mineral & Gem Museum ( (MMGM) in Bethel, ME.


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