Participating Societies

The Mineralogical Society of America (MSA) is open to anyone interested in mineralogy, crystallography, geochemistry, petrology, or any allied science. The Society supports its members in their professional objectives with its scientific publications (American Mineralogist, Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, Elements, Monographs, Handbook of Mineralogy, and textbooks), leadership and networking opportunities, educational opportunities (short courses, workshops, symposia, special sessions, Distinguished Lectureship, Mineralogy for Kids, Interest Groups), and with its achievement awards and grants. Interested in the investigation or use of earth, planetary, industrial, or biologic minerals or mineral-like materials? Join MSA. Membership is international, and there is an appropriate membership level for every phase of your scientific and professional life, from student to retirement.


Mineralogical Society of America
3635 Concorde Pkwy Ste 500 Chantilly, VA 20151-1110, USA

703-652-9950; Fax: 703-652-9951

The Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland, also known as the MinSoc, is an international society for all those working in the mineral sciences. The Society aims to advance the knowledge of the science of mineralogy and its application to other subjects, including crystallography, geochemistry, petrology, environmental science and economic geology. The Society furthers its aims through scientific meetings and the publication of scientific journals, books and monographs. The Society publishes three journals, Mineralogical Magazine (print and online), Clay Minerals (print and online) and the e-journal MINABS Online (launched in January 2004). Students receive the first year of membership free of charge. All members receive Elements.


The Mineralogical Society
12 Baylis Mews, Amyand Park Road Twickenham
Middlesex TW1 3HQ, United Kingdom

+44 (0)20 8891 6600 Fax: +44 (0)20 8891 6599

The Mineralogical Association of Canada (MAC)is an international non-profit organization founded in 1955 to promote and advance the knowledge of mineralogy and the related disciplines of crystallography, petrology, geochemistry, and economic geology. Membership benefits include a subscription to Elements, an optional subscription to The Canadian Mineralogist, a 20% discount on short course volumes and special publications, and a reduced fee at our annual meeting featuring, scientific sessions, short courses, workshops and field trips. We also organise summer schools, and support young scientists via scholarships, travel grants and sponsorship of student’s conferences. Through our medals and awards, we recognize excellence in mineralogy and allied fields.


Mineralogical Association of Canada
490, de la Couronne Québec, QC G1K 9A9, Canada

418-653-0333; Fax: 418-653-0777