About the Fluorescent Mineral Society


The Fluorescent Mineral Society is an international organization of professional mineralogists, gemologists, amateur collectors, and others who study and collect fluorescent minerals. The society was founded in 1971 and incorporated in 1993. The FMS is managed and staffed entirely by volunteers from our worldwide membership of around 500.

The mission of the Fluorescent Mineral Society is to bring together people who are interested in fluorescent minerals, and to introduce the public to the hobby of fluorescent mineral collecting. This mission is pursued by promoting fellowship and educational activities, and supporting research that increases basic knowledge of fluorescence and fluorescent minerals.

We share knowledge and experience in collecting, identifying, and displaying minerals which exhibit various forms of luminescence including fluorescence, phosphorescence, triboluminescence, and thermoluminescence.

We organize seminars, research projects, displays at events, listings of dealers and permanent exhibits, exchanges of luminescent minerals, and we disseminate information about luminescent minerals. A printable FMS Fact Sheet is available for distribution at mineral shows and events.

We encourage interests related to fluorescent minerals such as photography of fluorescent specimens, the study of other luminescent minerals, and the various uses of ultraviolet lights.


The Fluorescent Mineral Society - Leadership
  Elected Officers  
Conrad North President, Rocky Mountain Chapter,FMS Facebook page, UV Waves Newsletter Editor
Centennial, CO   USA
Howard Green Vice President, Chapters Organizer, Membership, Social Media
Jericho, NY   USA
Calvin Harris Treasurer
Country Club Hills, IL   USA
Charles O'Loughlin Secretary, Membership Chair
Merchantville, NJ   USA
  Elected Directors  
Peter Chin Nominating Chair Honolulu, HI   USA
Jim Horste Henkel Project, Auctions, Publications Woodland Hills, CA   USA
Steve Hutchcraft   Alamo, CA   USA
Don Newsome Research Chapter Renton, WA   USA
Jim Van Fleet Journal Editor Mifflinberg, PA   USA
Brian Walko   Boulder, CO   USA
  Committee Volunteers  
Calvin Harris UV Waves Newsletter Contributor
Country Club Hills, IL   USA
Charles O'Loughlin Membership Chair
Merchantville, NJ   USA
Dick Shields Membership Oakhurst, CA   USA
Jan Wittenberg Membership Support
West Hills, CA   USA
Peter Chin Nominating
Honolulu, HI  USA
Ed Anderson
Webmaster:   Volunteer needed
The FMS is recruiting for a fresh tech-savvy volunteer!
San Francisco, CA   USA
  Chapter Organizers  
OPEN European Fluorescent Mineral Circle
Volunteer Needed
Chris Clemens Midwest Chapter
Crown Point, IN   USA
Lee McIlvaine IV Northeast Region Fluoresophiles (NERFS) Chapter
Consohocken, PA   USA
Glenn Waychunas Northern California Chapter
San Carlos, CA   USA
Don Newsome Research Chapters
Renton, WA   USA
David Stuck Southern California Chapter
Simi Valley, CA   USA
Lynne Wheeler Southwest Fluorescent Finders (SWFF) Chapter
Tempe, AZ   USA
Al Liebetrau

Northwest Chapter 

Powell Butte OR 

  Dr. Rodney Burroughs - in Memoriam  


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