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.


2019 Friends of Mineralogy, Pacific Northwest Chapter Symposium

45th Annual Symposium, October 18-20, 2019
Specimen Mines of the West
Red Lion Inn, Kelso, WA  (north of Portland, OR)

There will be more information at

Symposium on Pennsylvania Mining and Mineralogy
Mineral Collecting Enthusiasts Meet and Learn
Saturday, November 2, 9:00 – 4:00

Franklin and Marshall College,
Lancaster, PA

Field Trip to Penn/MD Quarry November 3
Please Join Us!
Register in Advance or at the Door

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40th Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium
Macey Center, New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
Socorro, New Mexico

November 8-10, 2019

Past Symposia