Members belong to the Friends of Mineralogy either through one of its several regional chapters or as a national member.  Most of the chapters hold or co-sponsor annual symposia.

Listed chronologically below are symposia that should be of interest to many FM members. Non-FM symposia in North America will be listed as well. To list your symposia email information to the webmaster.

Midwest Chapter Friends of Mineralogy

8th Annual Mineralogical Symposium

Hosted by the Miami University Karl E. Limper Geology Museum

Saturday March 14, 2020, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

152 Shideler Hall, Miami University, Oxford, OH

Full information is available here.


  • Minerals of Arizona Symposium
  • Rochester Mineral Symposium
  • Sinkankas Symposium

2020 Dallas Mineral Collecting Symposium

The Dallas Mineral Collecting Symposium will be held August 20-23, 2020
at the Charles W. Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive,
across from the Renaissance Hotel, Richardson, TX 75082

Details at

Past Symposia