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  
Al Liebetrau
 
President
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Powell Butte, OR   USA
Conrad North
 
Vice President, Rocky Mountain Chapter, Photography Chapter, Chapters
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Centennial, CO   USA
Calvin Harris
 
Treasurer
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Country Club Hills, IL   USA
Mary Loose DeViney
 
Secretary
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Keswick, VA   USA
  Elected Directors  
Jim Horste Henkel Project, Auctions, Publications Woodland Hills, CA   USA
Peter Chin Membership Honolulu, HI   USA
Don Newsome Northwest Chapter, Research Chapter Renton, WA   USA
Jacques Poulin Website Committee Saint-Lambert, Quebec   Canada
Stuart Schneider Publications Oradell, NJ   USA
Darwin Warriner Elections Redding, CA   USA
  Committee Volunteers  
Dick Shields
 
UV Waves Newsletter Editor
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Boerne, TX   USA
Bess Shields
 
Membership Chair
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Boerne, TX   USA
Karl-Heinz Russ
 
Publications Chair, Journal Editor Ithaca, NY   USA
Mark Isaacs
 
UV Waves
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Oakland, CA   USA
John Smith
 
UV Waves
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Vienna, VA   USA
Maryann Manning
 
Journal Layout
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Novato, CA   USA
Jan Wittenberg
 
Membership
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West Hills, CA   USA
Jonathan Allred
 
Membership Dealer Liaison
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Coppell, TX   USA
Vacant
 
Nominating
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Ed Anderson
 
Webmaster, Membership
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San Francisco, CA   USA
  Chapter Organizers  
Richard Loyens European Fluorescent Mineral Circle
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Kontich,   Antwerp   Belgium
Lee McIlvaine IV Northeast Region Fluoresophiles (NERFS) Chapter
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Consohocken, PA   USA
Mark Isaacs Northern California Chapter
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Oakland, CA   USA
Don Newsome Northwest   and   Research Chapters
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Renton, WA   USA
Conrad North Rocky Mountain and Photography Chapters
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Centennial, CO   USA
David Stuck Southern California Chapter
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Simi Valley, CA   USA
Mardell A. Zimmerman Southwest Fluorescent Finders (SWFF) Chapter
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Tempe, AZ   USA

  Dr. Rodney Burroughs - in Memoriam  

 

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