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.
If you have any questions about Micromount Section, please send email to
Micromount Section Message
Social Time: 7:00 PM EDT
Meeting Time: 7:30 PM EDT
Speaker: Doug Merson
Topic: Gold Hill Mine, Utah
Location: Remotely via video conferencing (Link here when available)
This month’s micromount speaker is Doug Merson, from Washington state. Doug is an avid micromounter who has given many excellent talks on various collecting localities. Doug is also one of the finest macro photographers in the United States and is highly respected internationally. More details are forthcoming, but this will be an excellent presentation.
Julian Gray and Bob Madden
Micromount Section Co-chairs
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