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.

54th Pacific Micromount Conference

Where: Fallbrook Mineral Museum

When: February 1-3, 2019

The 54th annual Pacific Micromount Conference at the Fallbrook Mineral Museum, 123 W. Alvarado Avenue, Fallbrook, California will begin on Friday afternoon, February 1 with microscope setup and greeting friends. A very large selection of carefully labeled micro minerals will be available on the $1 sales table. In the evening there will be talks on the unusual and interesting mercury mineralization found at the McDermitt Mine in Nevada.

On Saturday, February 2nd, the free give away table will also be open with material both from old collections and from material recently collected through arduous effort by avid field collectors. The morning talk by Paul Adams will be on the history and minerals of the Mohawk and Copper World Mines in Southern CA. During the afternoon there will be both a silent auction and a verbal auction of fine micro specimens. The afternoon talk will be by Robert Housley on the use of Raman spectroscopy in the study of secondary tellurium minerals.

There will be a field trip to an undisclosed location on Sunday.

Fallbrook is a short distance off of the 15 Freeway between San Bernardino and San Diego.

For more information and registration forms go to the MSSC website and click on PMC 2019, or e-mail rhousley @

Midwest Chapter Friends of Mineralogy
7th Annual Mineralogical Symposium

Saturday March 9, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

152 Shideler Hall, Miami University, Oxford, OH

Steve Chamberlain will be the keynote speaker.

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:

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We hope to open registration prior to Christmas 2018.

Any questions people have can be sent by email to

2019 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