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 time permits. This webpage was created in late September 2017. It will take some time to populate this page with all the meetings that have not yet happened.

2018 Tellus Mineral Symposium

100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120, March 24-25, 2018, Saturday-Sunday, 9 AM – 5 PM

Theme: Southeastern Minerals

Southern California Friends of Mineralogy 

Mineral Locality Symposium: “Jewels South of the Coachella Valley Region”
March 24-25, 2018, Saturday-Sunday

Saturday Morning Lectures: California State University, San Bernardino Palm Desert Campus, 8:30 am – noon

Saturday Afternoon and Sunday: Field Trips

For more information about the program and location click here.

Symposium contact is Dr. Don Buchanan,
e-mail: or call (909) 792-3236.

26th Annual 2018 Minerals of Arizona Symposium

Friday 13th – Sunday 15th April 2018, Phoenix, AZ  Theme: Grand Reef mine, Arizona

More information at:

Rochester Mineralogical Symposium

45th Rochester Mineralogical Symposium. April 19-22, 2018. Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport at 175 Jefferson Road Rochester, NY 14623

More information can be obtained at

New England Mineral Conference

The SIXTH ANNUAL NEW ENGLAND MINERAL CONFERENCE, on May 11, 2018 to be held at the Grand Summit Resort Hotel & Conference Center, Sunday River, Newry, Maine

More information can be obtained at 

2018 Dallas Mineral Collecting Symposium

The Dallas Mineral Collecting Symposium will be held August 24-26, 2018 at the Charles W. Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive, across from the Renaissance Hotel, Richardson, TX 75082

Dallas Mineral Collecting Symposium 2018 speaker lineup

Alain Martaud: French Fluorite Mines and Mining

Eloise Gaillou: European Treasures in the Paris Museums

Peter Lyckberg: Kongsberg – King of Silver Mines

Bob Jones: Around the World in 80 Years

Dr. Robert Bowell: Cornwall: Mining and History

Dr. Andreas Stuckl: Swiss and Alpine Treasures

Renato Pagano: Italian Sulfurs and Sulfur Mining

Michael Rumsey: European Classics in the British Museum

More information can be found at

2018 Friends of Mineralogy, Pacific Northwest Chapter Symposium

44rd Annual Symposium, October 19-21, 2018
Minerals of California
Red Lion Inn, Kelso, WA  (north of Portland, OR)

There will be more information at

2018 Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology Mining and Mineral Symposium
2nd Weekend in October 2018 Butte, MT, Field Trips and lectures

For information about the program  click here.

2018 The Friends of Mineralogy, Pennsylvania Chapter Mineral Symposium

First weekend in November, 2018; Franklin and Marshall College. Lancaster, PA. Doors open 8:30 a.m.; Symposium 9:00 – 4:00, Sales by Select Dealers – Silent Auction – Give-away Table – Meet Fellow Collectors.

For more information, a flyer will be available here later:

2018 The New Mexico Mineral Symposium

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

Past Symposia