A Special GMS Group
for People Interested in Micromounting
"Come and explore the micro world with us!"
Micromount Section Meets
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.
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Micromount Section Message
No Meeting in DecemberMany thanks to everyone who participated in all our Micromount Section meetings this year. We covered a lot of ground and learned and enjoyed a lot about this unique aspect of the mineral collecting hobby. And, a huge thank you Tellus Science Museum staff, especially Jose Santamaria, for a successful Micromount Symposium and Field Trips in November.
During the Tellus Symposium, we changed co-chairs. Bob Madden, who has helped for the last three years decided to step down. Jose Santamaria has volunteered to step up to co-chair the Micromount Section. Plans are already underway for field trips and in-person, hands-on workshops.
There will be no Micromount Section meeting in December since in conflicts with the holidays but look for great programs and events in 2024. The next meeting will be Wednesday, January 24, 2024.
Julian Gray and Jose Santamaria
Micromount Section Co-chairs
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