Baltimore Mineral Society

 Baltimore, MD

Minerals, Mineral Collecting and Micromounting 

Founding Member:  The International Federation of Micromount Societies
Member of:  The Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies
Affiliated With:  The American Federation of Mineralogical Societies


 Our next meeting will be on October 28, 2015 at 7:30PM. The meeting will be at the Natural History Society of Maryland. 

Second Place

2012 EFMLS Website Contest

Photo by Bradley Grant
Calcite Crystals. Medford Quarry
Photo by Bradley Grant
The International Micromounters Hall of Fame was created by The Baltimore Mineral Society in 1975 to recognize significant contributions by people to the discipline of Micromounting.  Its members include some very notable indviduals in the field of Mineralogy. Please visit the Hall of Fame page or click on the link below to learn more about the people and their contributions.

When you get to the page listing the Hall of Fame members, just click on their name to learn more about why they are in the Hall of Fame.

International Micromounters Hall of Fame Memberership Roll
 Photo by Bradley Grant
Photo by Brad Grant

The 2015 Desautels Micromounters Conference will be held the weekend of October 9 - 11.

Inductees into the Micromounters Hall of Fame this year are Lou D'Alonzo and Dr. Donald Howard.

We hope that you can join us for this special weekend.

When:  Friday, October 9 - Sunday, October 11

Where:  Friends School, 5114 No. Charles St; Baltimore, MD

                To Register, please click on the link below

2015 Desautels Symposium

The Baltimore Mineral Society, Inc., located in Baltimore, MD is a non-profit organization. It was organized in 1951 to promote interest in mineral/fossil collecting, micromounting, mineralogy, and related forms of the earth sciences. The society promotes good fellowship among the area clubs and greater appreciation for natures wonders. For information, please send an email to or please feel free to stop by and attend one of our  meetings. Guests are always welcome
Membership is open to all. Dues are $10.00 for a single membership or $15.00 for a family.  Dues are due in December. Members receive the club newsletter, The BMS Conglomerate, and are welcome on collecting trips. If you are interested in joining, please send an email to and we will email you enrollment information or just come to one of our meetings.