The New York Mineralogical Club is one of the oldest organizations in the nation devoted to the study and appreciation of gems and minerals. Since its founding by George F. Kunz (as in the gemstone “kunzite”) and others in 1886, it has grown to include nearly 250 diverse members ranging from beginning collectors to professional geologists, mineralogists and mining engineers. The New York Mineralogical Club celebrated its 130th anniversary in 2016.
Founded in 1886 for the purpose of increasing interest in the science of mineralogy through the collecting, describing and displaying of minerals and associated gemstones.
We regularly meet from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month (excluding August) at the Watson Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn Midtown Manhattan) at 440 West 57th Street, between Ninth and Tenth Avenues. We also have specialized study groups and satellite meetings from time to time. The public and any guests may attend meetings free of charge. Come to any meeting, meet the members, attend a lecture, view a slide show, get your questions answered about minerals, gems and collecting. Bring your family and a friend. Or simply send us a membership application that you can download and print or join using PayPal and receive membership for a full year. Check out our calendar for upcoming events.
The hotel has on-site parking. Subway lines at Columbus Circle/59th Street and crosstown buses with stops on 57th Street are convenient and nearby.
$25 per year for individual membership, $35 per year for family membership. Both types of membership include all rights, benefits, and our award-winning monthly bulletin.