Mineralogy institutes & societies



Clay Minerals Society
an international community of scientists who promote research in and disseminate information on clay science and technology 

Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification
was formed in July 2006 by a merger between the Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names (CNMMN) and the Commission on Classification of Minerals, at the request of both commissions. 

Deutsche Mineralogische Gesellschaft 
German Mineralogical Society, founded in 1908 to promote mineralogy and all its subdisciplines in teaching and research. Membership benefits include the European Journal of Mineralogy, the DMG forum, GMit, and Elements

European Association for Geochemistry
founded to promote geochemical research and study in Europe

European Crystallographic Association
scientific association having as objectives the advancement of crystallography in all its aspects and to promote cooperation in crystallography between the countries of Europe, Africa and the Middle East

European Mineralogical Union
its objective is to further European cooperation in the Mineralogical Sciences (mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry and their applications). The members of EMU are national scientific societies representing mineral scientists from European countries. There is no individual membership.

Geochemical Society
a private nonprofit international scientific society founded to encourage the application of chemistry to the solution of geological and cosmological problems

International Association of GeoChemistry
the principal objective of the IAGC is to foster co-operation in, and advancement of, geochemistry in the broadest sense

International Mineralogical Association
the mission of the Association is to further international co-operation in the mineralogical sciences and to promote wider community awareness among international groups having Earth Science interests

The International Union of Crystallography
serves the world community of crystallographers. Supplies information on the union, its commissions and regional associates, its journals and other publications

Japan Association of Mineralogical Sciences
scientific association established in 2007 by merging the Mineralogical Society of Japan and the Japanese Association of Mineralogists, Petrologists, and Economic Geologists

Koninklijk Nederlands Geologisch Mijnbouwkundig Genootschap 
Royal Dutch Geological and Mining Society 

Mineralogical Association of Canada
a non-profit scientific organization to promote and advance the knowledge of mineralogy and the allied disciplines of crystallography, petrology, geochemistry and mineral deposits

Mineralogical Association of South Africa
to foster interaction among mineralogists in South Africa. Our membership covers a broad spectrum of interests, including petrology and geochemistry, and special interest groups in clay minerals, fluid inclusions, volcanology, and the Witwatersrand. 

Mineralogical Society of America
composed of individuals interested in mineralogy, crystallography, petrology and geochemistry. The Society promotes, through education and research, the understanding and application of mineralogy by industry, universities, government and the public 

Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland 
has the general object of advancing the knowledge of the science of mineralogy and its application to other subjects including crystallography, geochemistry, petrology, environmental science and economic geology

Mineralogical Society of Poland
supports the development of mineralogical sciences and propagates them in the Polish society

Russian Mineralogical Society
a public scientific organization uniting specialists and scientific groups working in the field of mineralogy and adjacent sciences

Sociedad Española de Mineralogía 
Spanish Mineralogical Society

Società Italiana di Mineralogia e Petrologia
Italian mineralogy and petrology society, with members active in crystallography, mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry and vulcanology

Société Française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie
Organisation of the society, publications, calendar of events, abstracts of theses

Society of Mineral Museum Professionals
international organization of mineral museum curators and others with related interests

Swiss Society of Mineralogy and Petrology
the goal of the society is to generate and foster knowledge in the fields of mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry and to disseminate it to the scientific and public communities


Bayerischen Geoinstitut
Bavarian Research Institute of Experimental Geochemistry and Geophysics

Hudson Institute of Mineralogy
New York

Institut für Geowissenschaften
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany

Institut für Mineralogie
Leibniz Universität Hannover

Institute of Mineralogy and Petrography
university of Basel, Switzerland

Institut für Mineralogie und Kristallographie
Universität Wien

Institut für Mineralogie und Mineralische Rohstoffe
Technische Universität Clausthal

Mineralogical Crystallography Institute of Geological Sciences
university of Bern, Switzerland

Link Lists at Mineralogical Institutes

Geoscience Departments WWW Directory - U.S. & Canada

Annotated Mineralogy Links
links to journals and a selection of annotated mineralogy sites.