The British Micromount Society is a national organisation, founded in 1981.

The aims of the Society are to promote contact between micromounters in the UK and encourage the development of micromounting as a branch of mineralogy through the publication of a regular newsletter (detail and back issues available here), occasional field meetings and symposia.

The Society publishes the British Directory of Micromounters – now in its 10th Edition, and maintains a National Reference Collection of Micromounts, available for postal loan to members.

The Society has also developed a range of Occasional Papers on topics of interest to amateur mineralogists.

There are local groups in Norfolk, Sussex, West Midlands, Cornwall, The North West Group in Bolton, and the South East Group in London.

These meet at regular intervals and all members are welcome to attend any of the branches.

Devon and Cornwall Branch Meetings

Meetings on a Saturday afternoon in March, June, September and December at Liskeard Municipal Offices, 3- 5 West St., Liskeard  PL14  6 BW.  Ample parking within 100 yards. Visitors very welcome, come and meet the local collectors. For dates and further details contact Chris Jewson on phone 01872 560687 or email

North West Branch Meetings

At the moment meetings are suspended owing to the death of Harry Critchley. If any other news becomes available we will update this page.

Norfolk Branch Meetings

The Norfolk Branch usually meet twice a year as part of the Norfolk Mineral and Lapidary Society Monthly meetings.

South-East Branch Meetings

The South-East Branch usually meet twice a year as part of the Sussex Mineral and Lapidary Society Monthly meetings.

Midlands Branch Meetings

The Midlands Branch meet at Roy and Mary Starkey’s house several times during the year.