Marc Beverly

Naica, Mexico is the site of the world's largest known crystals. Marc's fervor for adventure and learning usually combine in a way that allows for unusual experiences. He was asked by National Geographic in 2010 to explore a potential new cave in the Naica karst limestone after a 2000-foot "robin hole" was drilled and a vacancy was discovered approximately 400-500 feet from the surface. The high temperatures and high humidity, along with the technical component of getting to the area was a major limiting factor with potentially deadly consequences. Marc was limited to a small crew of 4 due to financial restrictions to explore this potential new cave and bring new insights of cave formation and crystal formation to light. Come see his presentation on the techniques he used to embark on this journey, as well as enjoy some insights of the caves and crystals of Naica.

BS-Emergency Medicine, MS-Physician Assistant, PhD-S Exercise Science, PA-C
Beverly Mountain Guides – Owner; Lead Guide
Strike Rescue – Owner Lead Instructor
Technical Rock and Ice Climbing Guide for 20+ years
AMGA Certified Rock Guide, Certified Alpine, Guide, Certified Ski Mountaineering Guide, UIAGM Licensed Mountain Guide
Over 30+ years of Mountain Rescue experience.
Faculty UNM School of Medicine Paramedic and DiMM Program
Faculty University of St. Francis Physician Assistant Program
Faculty Eastern New Mexico University – Roswell
Faculty University of St. Francis Physician Assistant Program
Co-Investigator Research Dept. New Mexico Heart Institute and Heart Hospital of NM.
Presented at ITRS 2002: Medical Care in SAR; subsequently published in Fire Rescue Magazine, 2005. ITRS:
Aeromedical Paramedic – Lifeguard. Abq, NM.
Ski Patrol – 20 years Santa Fe Ski Area, NM.
Cardiothoracic Interventional Cardiology Physician Assistant
Paramedic Program Director – Kirtland Air Force Base Pararescue School

Tucson Conference - February 3, 2016

About the AGA Conference & Gala - Topic & Speaker Info

Conference check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Conference sessions from 8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Continental breakfast, light lunch & Gala ticket are included with the conference fee.

The evening will conclude with a festive dinner and awards ceremony, honoring this year's winner of the prestigious AGA Antonio C. Bonanno Award for Excellence in Gemology.

The Gala Champagne Reception is from 6:30 to 7:30 pm followed by the Gala Dinner Dance & Bonanno Award Ceremony from 7:30 to 11:00 p.m.

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