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UK Mineralogy

The British Micromount Society

Encourages the development of micromounting as a branch of mineralogy, with newsletter, diary of field meetings and symposia, and information about local groups.

An enthusiastic collector provides information about collecting mineral collecting in some classic British localities, with a library of specimen photos.

The Gemmological Association of Great Britain

An international network of enthusiasts and professionals, and provider of gem and jewellery education. Includes details of courses, publications, and laboratory testing services.

Mineral Paradise

A collector's photo gallery, designedto help mineral identification.

Mineralogy of Wales

The National Museum of Wales provides a comprehensive guide to the minerals of Wales, with information about their formation and where they are found, and a history of mineralogy and their exploitation.

The Minerals Engineering Society

Provides a forum for people working in all fields of minerals engineering; includes a history, details of membership and events, links and contacts.

The Mining Institute of Scotland

Professional body for the advancement of all perspectives of minerals (including oil and gas) and mining; with information about membership, meetings and publications, contacts and a history.

Norfolk Mineral & Lapidary Society

Provides a guide to their meetings and activities, with show diary, newsletters, and contacts.

Rock 'n Gem Magazine

A quarterly magazine covering minerals, crystals, gemstones, fossils, lapidary, and jewellery, available online and in printed format; with a guide to recent issues and subscription details.

The Rogerley Mine (UK Mining Ventures)

The only mine in Britain worked on a commercial scale for crystallized specimens of green fluorite. Located in Weardale, Co Durham.

Russell Society

Focuses on the exploration, recording and preservation of minerals and mining locations. Features mineral collections, newsletters and membership information.

Scottish Gemmological Association

Promotes interest in, and the study of, gemmology in Scotland; with details of membership and events, their annual conference, and galleries of gems and field trips. ScotsGemAssoc

Scottish Mineral and Lapidary Club

Encourage an interest in natural minerals and craftsmanship in relation to them; with details of membership, news and events diary, links, and contacts.

Southampton Mineral & Fossil Society

One of the oldest amateur mineral and fossil societies in the UK; includes details of their regular meetings and annual show, and contacts.

Sussex Mineral and Lapidary Society

An active society for enthusiasts; with details of their field trips in the UK and overseas, meetings, annual mineral show, and contacts.

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