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 September 24th 2014 at 7:30pm at The Natural History Society of Maryland.  We also need volunteers to spend an hour or so at the BMS booth at the The Gem Cutters show on the weekend of September 27th 2014.

Second Place

2012 EFMLS Website Contest

Photo by Bradley Grant
2014  Desautels Micromount Symposium and Micromounters Hall of Fame Induction
On the weekend of October 10th 2014. The Baltimore Mineral Society will be hosting the 58th Annual Paul Desautels Micromount Symposium and International Micromounters Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
For 2014 we have two of BMS's own being inducted to the hall of fame. Steve and Carolyn Weinberger will be inducted along with Dr. Carl Rilling on Saturday October 11th 2014.
In addition to the Hall of Fame Induction there will be presentations throughout the entire weekend and a voice and silent auction.
There will also be an opportunity to trade Micromount specimens with other collectors and persurse through donated rough material for that perfect micromount.
For more details please click here
 Photo by Bradley Grant
Photo by Bradley Grant
Starting with our January 22, 2014 meeting, The Baltimore Mineral Society will be meeting at our new location at The Natural History Society of Maryland located at 6908 Belair Road, Baltimore MD. Please click here for directions.
Photo by Brad Grant
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 nature�s 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.