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
Lavrion Mining District, Greece
Field of view = 6 mm
Date: February 24, 2021
Time: Social hour - 7:00 PM EDT, Meeting – 7:30 PM EDT
Topic: Micromounting 101: making a micromount
Location: Remotely via video conferencing (Link here when available)
The March 2021 meeting of the GMS Micromount Section kicks off our exploration of the micromounting hobby at the very beginning: a Micromounting 101 workshop. During this meeting we will cover trimming and cleaning specimens, where to get supplies, how to mount our tiny treasures, and how to label specimens. Even if you are not a micromounter you may want to join us; many of these techniques may be useful in your macro mineral collecting too. In the coming months we will explore other aspects of micromounting in depth: photography, magnifiers and microscopes, and identifying micro-minerals.
Julian Gray and Bob Madden
Micromount Section Co-chairs
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