The mission of the FMS is:
- to share knowledge and experience gained from the study, identification, collection, and display of fluorescent minerals and minerals that exhibit related forms of luminescence, such as phosphorescence, tenebrescence, triboluminescence, and thermoluminescence.
- to organize seminars, conduct research, promote displays and exchanges, and to disseminate information about luminescent minerals.
- to encourage interest related to fluorescent minerals, such as the development of improved ultraviolet lighting systems, the photography of fluorescent minerals, the study of luminescent properties related to fluorescence, and exploration of the various applications of fluorescence.
The FMS has about 400 members in 41 states of the USA and 14 other countries. The Society has chapters in the Northeast, Midwest, Rocky Mountain, Northwest, Northern California, and Southern California, regions of the United States plus an “at large” chapter that discusses topics of research interest to members. We also participate in Outreach programs offered to schools, local mineral clubs, local gem shows, and museums.
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!
A very special thank you to our sustaining members; your generous support helps keep our hobby growing!
|Arizona Ultraviolet||Charles Grogan||www.azuv.com|
|Capistrano Mining Company||Wayne Schrimp||www.capistranomining.com|
|Cyberocks & Minerals||Steven Shramko||www.cyberocks.com|
|Endless Circle||Joseph McAnney|
|Engenious Designs LLC||Nick Brown||www.engeniousdesigns.com|
|Fluoromins Australia||Graham Fraser||www.fluoromins.com.au|
|Higher Orbit Products||Michael Isaacson||www.higherorbitproducts.com|
|Midnight Minerals||Patrick Bigos||www.midnightminerals.com|
|Mineralman||Darwin D Warriner||www.mineralman.net|
|Mineralogical Research||Sharon Cisneros||www.minresco.com|
|Polman Minerals||George V Polman||www.polmanminerals.com|
|Rock Biz||Sandra K Fuller|
|Rock Flat Minerals||Philip Neuhoff||facebook.com/rockflatminerals|
|Rocks In A Hardplace||Michael Whittier||www.rocksinahardplace.com|
|Superior Agate & Stones||Erik Rintameki|
|Terlingua Calcite & Cinnabar||Fred Gossien||www.terlinguacalcite.com|
|Tigerowner Minerals||James Simoson||www.tigerowner.com|
|UV Systems Inc.||Don Newsome||www.uvsystems.com|
|UV Tools||Anthony Mancini||www.uvtools.com|
|Wordcraft||Stuart L Schneider||www.wordcraft.net|
Individual and Family Sustainers
Mary Loose DeViney
John M Fickewirth
Thanks so much for your continued support!
David F Battin
Dr Ronald G Dyerkson
Jerome B Jacinnto
John H Kashuba
The Fluorescent Mineral Society Board of Directors
|President||Steve Hutchcraft||Northern California|
|Vice President||Howie Green||Northeast|
|Secretary||Harold (Pat) Hintz||Northeast|
|Director||Jim Van Fleet||Northeast|
|Director||Brian Walko||Rocky Mountain|
|Director||Glenn Waychunas||Northern California|
Regional Chapter Presidents
|Rocky Mountain||Conrad North|
|Northern California||Glenn Waychunas|
|Southern California||David Stuck|