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Micromount Section

A Special GMS Group
for People Interested in Micromounting

"Come and explore the micro world with us!"

Micromount Section Meets
Fourth Wednesday
Every Month

Many of the most well-formed and beautiful crystals must be viewed with the aid of magnification. Furthermore, many mineral species only form in microscopic crystals. The process of preparing a specimen for viewing and viewing and photographing micro-mineral specimens is a distinct area of mineral collecting called "micromounting".

Join us each month as we explore different aspects of the micromounting hobby: making micromounts, magnifiers and microscopes, photographing micro-minerals, and identifying micro-minerals. Our monthly meetings alternate between workshops to discuss micromounting techniques and talks by leading micromount collectors sharing information about their favorite micro-mineral site.

Interesting Articles and Links

Click here for a list of zoom links from past Micromount Section meetings.

Click here for articles about micromounting.

Click here for photomicrographs.

Click here for a Micromount Supplies and Equipment List.

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Micromount Section Message

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Bobmeyerite, Tiger, Arizona, 2.5 mm FOV
Stefan Wolfsried photo


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Yedlinite
No specimen data provided


Date: August 24, 2022
Social Time: 7:00 PM EDT
Meeting Time: 7:30 PM EDT
Speakers: Dan Evanich and Bruce Murphy
Topic: Type Locality Minerals of Tiger, Arizona
Link: Click here and on the GMS calendar here for the link

Join us for the August micromount section meeting for another fantastic presentation. This month, we will hear about the discovery of minerals first described from the famous copper mines of Tiger, Arizona. The talk will be co-presented by Dan Evanich and Bruce Murphy, both of whom have minerals named for them.

Dan has lived in San Jose, California, for most of his life. As a boy, he grew up in Farmington, New Mexico, a small town located in the Four Corners area of the Southwestern US. In California, he earned a B.S. in Business Administration and retired after a successful 24 year career 24 years with Sony and Panasonic Corporations. Dan has been a passionate mineral collector for more than three decades with a special interest in the mining history and minerals from Butte, Montana, and Tiger, Arizona. He is an active member of Bay Area Mineralogists (BAM) of Northern California having served as former Field Trip Coordinator for a period of more than 10 years. He is also an active member of both Mineralogical Society of Southern California (MSSC) and Northern California Mineralogical Association (NCMA).

Bruce J. Murphy is originally from the Boston area, MA and growing up there was influenced by the collection at the Harvard Mineralogical Museum. Bruce received his B.S. degree in geological engineering from the University of Arizona and retired after a distinguished career as an engineering geologist and consultant in the waste management industry. He has been a mineral collector for over 50 years, with a special interest in minerals from Arizona and specifically the Tombstone District and the Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine. Bruce has been a micromounter and rare species collector since 1975. In March 2022, Bruce was honored with a new mineral, murphyite, Pb[(Te,W)O4] that is the Te6+ analogue of raspite.

Julian Gray and Bob Madden
Micromount Section Co-chairs


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