Regional Chapters

Colorado Chapter

2021 Officers

  1. President: Benjamin Murphy    email address:
  2. Vice President: Dan Zellner email address:
  3. Secretary: Jeff Kuhn
  4. Treasurer: Sherman Marsh
  5. Representative to the Denver Gem & Mineral Show Council : Anne Fulton; Alternative: Mark Ivan Jacobson
  6. Representative to the Denver Gem & Mineral Show committee: Anne Fulton

The Colorado Chapter of Friends of Mineralogy meets bimonthly in Jan-Mar-May-Sep-Nov, normally on the 2nd Thursday of the month. Live meetings have been restarted on the Colorado School of Mines Campus, School of Mines, in  Berthoud Hall,  Room 109 (lower level), 1516 Illinois St. Golden, CO. Annual dues (which include national membership in Friends of Mineralogy) are $15. Meeting dates and speakers for each year can be found on the chapter website.  In addition, an annual silent – voice auction of minerals and related materials, is traditionally held the second weekend in May at the Clement Community Center, 1580 Yarrow St., Lakewood, CO, 12 noon to 3 p.m.  This auction, similar to all our meetings, is open to non-members to buy and sell/donate.

Chapter website:
Chapter mailing address: 
Friends of Mineralogy – Colorado Chapter
PO Box 741183
7765 Wadsworth Ave, CO 80003

Midwest Chapter

  • President – Vacant
  • Vice President Programs – Vacant
  • Vice President Field Trips – Reggie Rose
  • Secretary – Frank Konieczki
  • Treasurer – Jeff Spencer
  • Liaison Officer  with National Friends of Mineralogy – Randy Marsh,
  • Fund Raising (Committee Chair) – Vacant
  • Newsletter (Committee Chair) Tom Bolka,

For additional Chapter information go to the Chapter website:

Mississippi Valley Chapter

For Chapter information, contact Lawrence Nuelle, President,


New Jersey Chapter

For Chapter information, contact:

Ryan Klockner = Club President.
Groundhog Dave Shapiro = 1st Vice Pres.
Sherry Moore = 2nd Vice Pres.
Ken Jasko = Treasurer position.
Julia Chien = Secretary..
KC Dalby = FM-NJ Board of Directors – Director position.

Chapter website at:

Pacific Northwest Chapter

For Chapter information, contact Jessica Robertson, President,

Chapter Website:

Annual Symposia:  See the Symposia page for current details.

Current projects include update of Washington State Locality Index and an Oregon State Locality Index to provide information on rare minerals and obscure localities, please contact Aaron Wieting.

(Oregon) pdxpounder @, and John Lindell (Washington) lindell4 @ .

Pennsylvania Chapter

For Chapter information, contact: William Stephens, Chapter President [Professional Geologist], at

Chapter website:

Chapter Facebook

Order now! Reminiscences of a Mineralogist by Arthur Montgomery.  Price: $6 (plus $0.36 tax for PA residents) and $4.00 shipping and handling via USPS Media Mai.  Make checks out to “F.M., Pa. Chapter.”  Order from:

Friends of Mineralogy Pennsylvania Chapter Inc.
15 Oak Road
Schuylkill Haven, Pa 17972-9330

Southern California Chapter

For Chapter information, contact Dr. Don Buchanan, President, email:

Virginia Chapter

FMVA 2020 Leadership Team

Club Contact Info:     Email: 
                                                Phone: 540-529-4506 (President)

President:                   Thomas Hale,

Vice-President:           Alex Venzke,

Secretary:                   Kelley Finch,

Treasurer:                  Tom Girton,

About Us:       FMVA is a project-oriented organization comprised of various committees dedicated to specific topics such as safety, education, historical preservation, and research.  FMVA meetings are held bi-monthly starting in January and will be on the last Friday of the month at 7:00pm Eastern  Time. All meetings will have a virtual component, in addition to the physical meeting location, allowing people from across the community to attend. Locations are TBD due to COVID-19, but meetings when they restart will alternate between two different locations within the state to allow the spread out members to attend some meeting.

Meetings for the remainder of 2020 will be held on Zoom.

 Social Media: Check us out on our Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube accounts.


Tucson Gem and Mineral Society

Contact, TGMS Office at tgms @ or visit their website:

TGMS is not a Friends of Mineralogy chapter, but TGMS and FM have similar missions and also work together to produce a Symposium at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® each February.

The Greater Denver Area Gem and Mineral Council

Info about the Denver Show and Council can be found on their website:

The Greater Denver Area Gem and Mineral Council sponsors the Denver Gem and Mineral Show which is organized independently by the Denver Gem and Mineral Show Committee. Although the GDAGMC is not a Friends of Mineralogy Chapter, it is a 501c(3) educational organization. The Denver Gem and Mineral Show has in times past hosted (not sponsored) one-day symposia of the Friends of Mineralogy, Colorado Chapter.

Friends of Mineralogy – National Members “at-large”

See membership application if you live away from one of the chapters listed above.