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, Photography 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
Vacant Secretary
volunteer needed
  Elected Directors  
Jim Horste Henkel Project, Auctions, Publications Woodland Hills, CA   USA
Peter Chin Membership Committee Honolulu, HI   USA
Don Newsome Northwest Chapter, Research Chapter Renton, WA   USA
Charles O'Loughlin Membership Chair Merchantville, NJ   USA
Jacques Poulin Website Committee Saint-Lambert, Quebec   Canada
Dick Shields Journal Editor, Publications, Website Committee Oakhurst, CA   USA
  Committee Volunteers  
Calvin Harris UV Waves Newsletter Contributor
Country Club Hills, IL   USA
Charles O'Loughlin Membership Chair
Merchantville, NJ   USA
Dick Shields Publications Chair, Journal Editor, Website Chair Oakhurst, CA   USA
Mark Isaacs Publications
Oakland, CA   USA
John Smith Publications
Vienna, VA   USA
Jan Wittenberg Membership Support
West Hills, CA   USA
Mark Cole Social Media, Facebook Fluorescent Minerals Public Group and FLMart marketplace
Dowelltown, TN   USA
Peter Chin Nominating
Honolulu, HI  USA
Ed Anderson Webmaster
San Francisco, CA   USA
  Chapter Organizers  
Vacant European Fluorescent Mineral Circle
Volunteer Needed
Lee McIlvaine IV Northeast Region Fluoresophiles (NERFS) Chapter
Consohocken, PA   USA
Mike Whittier Northern California Chapter
Modesto, CA   USA
Don Newsome Northwest   and   Research Chapters
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Renton, WA   USA
Conrad North Rocky Mountain Chapter and Photography Chapter
Centennial, CO   USA
David Stuck Southern California Chapter
Simi Valley, CA   USA
Lynne Wheeler Southwest Fluorescent Finders (SWFF) Chapter
Tempe, AZ   USA

  Dr. Rodney Burroughs - in Memoriam  


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