The Fluorescent Mineral Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit member driven organization of folks who love fluorescent minerals. We have members from around the world and include all types of enthusiasts from professional mineralogists to those who love pretty rocks that glow. As a scientific and education based non-profit, our volunteer run organization is tasked with fostering and growing our hobby, while facilitating research to better understand and teach the science behind fluorescent rocks.
About Our 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, incorporated in 1993, and was registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2018.
Join the Conversation
Our members discuss a wide range of topics and we love the input from both new and veteran members. Whether you are looking to join the discussion or simply view what others are talking about the discussion board is full of interesting and educational information.
Enjoying the beauty of fluorescent rocks is one of the reasons we love this hobby. The gallery linked below showcases some of the better and more unique fluorescent specimens we’ve seen. Of course, the photography is outstanding as well. Check back often as the gallery will keep expanding. Enjoy!
FMS Membership & Donations
As a member driven 501(c)3 scientific and education based charitable organization, we rely on public support for our efforts. Currently, we have nearly 400 members from all over the globe and greatly appreciate their support. Come and join the fun!