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.

2018 The New Mexico Mineral Symposium

39th Annual Symposium, Macey Center, New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology, Socorro, New Mexico, 2nd weekend (9-11) in November 2018. For more information contact: Dr. Virgil Lueth, There is more information at symposium

Registration form can be downloaded here:2018_NM_Mineral_symposium_registration_form

Speakers program can be downloaded hre: 2018_NM_Mineral_symposium_program

Southern California Friends of Mineralogy 

March, 2019

Flagg Mineral Foundation Symposium

April, 2019

New England Mineral Conference-2019

May 10-12, 2019

Sunday River Resort and Conference Center
Newry, Maine

Updates will be here:

and here:

We hope to open registration prior to Christmas 2018.

Any questions people have can be sent by email to

2018 Dallas Mineral Collecting Symposium

The Dallas Mineral Collecting Symposium will be held August 23-25, 2019
at the Charles W. Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive,
across from the Renaissance Hotel, Richardson, TX 75082

Details at

40th Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium

November 8-10, 2019

Past Symposia