The Mineralogical Society
The Mineralogical Society was instituted in 1876. The general object is to advance the knowledge not only of Mineralogy but also of Crystallography, Geochemistry and Petrology, together with kindred subjects. This is done principally by publishing scientific journals, books and monographs, and by arranging or supporting scientific meetings. The Society speaks for Mineralogy in Great Britain, linking with British science in general through the Royal Society and cooperating closely with the Geological Society. It maintains liaison with European mineralogists as a member society of the European Mineralogical Union, and it is the body which nominates British representatives to the International Mineralogical Association.