Peter Lyckberg was born in Sweden. At the age of 8 he found his first pegmatite. At the age of 11 Peter Lyckberg participated in the first field geologist courses at the University of Göteborg, but at the age of 13 he was already a consultant for the Swedish Geological Survey. His geological studies continued in various parts of the world including the gem deposits of USA, Brazil, Namibia, Madagascar, Norway, Finland, Ukraine, Russia, Pakistan. In total around 2500 developed mines and quarries were visited. Peter has been an active lecturer since 1985 leading many field expeditions and he has been a long time member of the editorial board of several mineralogical journals. For the past 15 years he is an inspector at the European Commission, General Directorate for Energy and is an independent researcher in gem deposits. During the years he has been an advisor to institutions, companies, journals, museums, independent miners and collectors all over the world.
During his visit in Riga Peter Lyckberg will give two lectures "Treasures from Gem Pegmatites" and "Anorogenic Gem Pegmatites" at the Academic Center for Natural Sciences of the University of Latvia on September 7th, 2018 at 10 am in Magnum auditorium. The lectures will be held in English.
Don’t miss this fascinating experience to meet Peter Lyckberg and find out more about gems and their secrets!