The Rocky Mountain Micromineral Association
On August 10, 2008 The Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum hosted a special event drawing 20 micromineral enthusiasts for an afternoon of conversation and distribution of surplus micromineral materials. It was decided to continue meeting monthly. The monthly Association meetings, hosted by the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum http://www.mines.edu/Geology_Museum, are oriented towards the hands-on use of microscopes. The RMMA periodically have field trips to locations known for micro minerals. The RMMA, with the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, would like someday to sponsor a spring micromineral symposium.
The RMMA is a fellowship whose purpose is to promote micromineral study, education and good will among its members. Members are encouraged to share knowledge, techniques and supplies with other members.To promote the study, collection, classification, mounting and preservation of specimen minerals (including rocks and fossils) that require magnification for proper study and viewing. To encourage others to become-acquainted with the Earth Sciences through, but not limited to educational projects, symposia, exhibitions of specimens; cooperation, with other Earth Science societies and federations and educational institutions such as schools, museums and libraries. To promote the use of photography, in so far as it, may relate to the reproduction of pictures for the study and display of micro-mineral specimens. To maintain educational programs within the Association compatible with these purposes.
Affiliated with the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies
President - Joe Taggart
Vice President - Chuck Digby
Treasurer - Judy Knoshaug
Secretary - Marcus Lieberman
Program Chairman - Ed Pedersen
Field Trip Chairman - Ron Knoshaug
Web Master - Joe Taggart
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