- President: Bob Hembree email address: email@example.com
- Vice President: Dan Zellner
- Secretary: Ed Pederson
- Treasurer: Gloria Staebler
- Representative to the Denver Gem & Mineral Show Council
- Dave Bunk; Alternative: Mark Ivan Jacobson
- Representative to the Denver Gem & Mineral Show committee: Larry Havens
The Colorado Chapter of Friends of Mineralogy meets bimonthly in Jan-Mar-May-Sep-Nov, normally on the 2nd Thursday of the month. Although meetings are currently suspended due to Covid -19, when the meetings restart they will be held at Colorado School of Mines Campus, School of Mines, 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: http://friendsofmineralogycolorado.org/.
Chapter mailing address: Friends of Mineralogy – Colorado Chapter
P. O. Box 234
Arvada, CO 80001-0234
2020 Chapter Officers
- 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fund Raising (Committee Chair) – Vacant
- Newsletter (Committee Chair) Tom Bolka, email@example.com
For additional Chapter information go to the Chapter website: www.fommidwest.org
Mississippi Valley Chapter
For Chapter information, contact Lawrence Nuelle, President,
New Jersey Chapter
For Chapter information, contact:
Chapter website at: https://fomnj.wordpress.com/.
Pacific Northwest Chapter
For Chapter information, contact Toby Seim, President,
E-mail: anotherlevelfit @ gmail.com
Chapter Website: www.pnwfm.org
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 @ hotmail.com, and John Lindell (Washington) lindell4 @ aol.com .
For Chapter information, contact: William Stephens, Chapter President [Professional Geologist], at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chapter website: www.rasloto.com/FM/.
Friends of Mineralogy – Pennsylvania Chapter
SYMPOSIUM ON PENNSYLVANIA MINING AND MINERALOGY
IN PERSON and ONLINE
Mineral Collecting Enthusiasts Meet and Learn
Symposium November 13, 2021 Field Trip November 14
Bright Side Opportunities Center, Lancaster, PA
Please Register in Advance
The Friends of Mineralogy – Pennsylvania Chapter will hold their 2021 Symposium and field trip on the second weekend in November. Mineral collectors in attendance on Saturday will check in at the Bright Side Opportunities Center, 515 Hershey Ave., Lancaster, PA 17603. Activities, including several talks by knowledgeable speakers on minerals, geology and mining in Pennsylvania and beyond, are planned. Online attendance is also being planned. On Sunday, a field trip for those registered for the symposium will provide an opportunity for mineral collecting at a location to be announced. The field trip is open only to symposium registrants. Safety equipment will be required.
All interested mineral collectors are invited to register and attend. As usual, a few invited mineral dealers will be present, and there will be a silent auction, give-away table, refreshments, and plenty of opportunities for visiting with fellow enthusiasts. Lunch is available at restaurants within short driving distance, and there is adequate parking. Arrangements are still being made, so please see the web site https://www.rasloto.com/FM/ for any updates, details, and the registration form.
Dates: Saturday & Sunday, November 13-14, 2021
Location: Saturday, Nov. 13: Bright Side Opportunities Center, 515 Hershey Ave., Lancaster, PA 17603.
Sunday, Nov. 14: collecting trip, to be announced
Registration: $25/person for non-members (or join for 2022 and get the member rate),
$15/person for current FM-Pa members; $5/person for college students; free for younger students.
Parents must provide supervision of minors.
Please register in advance; a form will be available on the web site.
Professional Geologists: lecture attendance qualifies for Professional Development Hours toward license renewal.
Web Site: https://www.rasloto.com/FM/
Contact: e-mail: <email@example.com>
Presentations on Pennsylvania minerals or mineral localities, or other topics of interest to mineral collectors, are invited. Abstracts may be up to two pages and should include a title and the author’s name and affiliation as they should be presented. The final abstract for publication may include illustrations of sufficient resolution to look good in print; a biographical sketch and photograph of the author are also welcome, within the two-page limit. We provide an honorarium of $100 for each presentation.
Contact Bill Stephens <firstname.lastname@example.org> or another Board member
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:
FMVA 2020 Leadership Team
Club Contact Info: Email: email@example.com
Phone: 540-529-4506 (President)
President: Thomas Hale, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice-President: Alex Venzke, email@example.com
Secretary: Kelley Finch, firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Tom Girton, email@example.com
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.
Tucson Gem and Mineral Society
Contact, TGMS Office at tgms @ tgms.org or visit their website: www.tgms.org
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: http://www.denvermineralshow.com/
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.