International Mineralogical Association




Address: Mineralogical Association of Canada - Association minéralogique du Canada, 490, rue de la Couronne, Québec, (Québec) G1K 9A9, CANADA
Phone: Phone: +1 418 653 0333
Fax: + 1 418 653 0777

Chairman: Ronald C. PETERSON
Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering,  Queen's University,  99 University Avenue, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6,  CANADA

Secretary: Roger A. MASON

IMA representative: Lee A. GROAT
Dept of Earth & Ocean Science,  University of British Columbia,  6339 Stores Road,  Vancouver BC V6T 1Z4 , CANADA
Phone: (604) 822-1289
Fax: (604) 228-6088

The Mineralogical Association of Canada (MAC) was formed in 1955 as a non-profit scientific organization to promote and advance the knowledge of mineralogy and the allied disciplines of crystallography, petrology, geochemistry and mineral deposits. Through its annual meetings, short courses, publications and sponsored symposia, the Association provides a forum for the presentation and dissemination of current knowledge and advances to world-wide community of earth scientists. Ever since its inception, MAC has given special attention to mineral deposits geology, particularly in organizing symposia, short courses and publishing special volumes and short-course notes on the subject.


The Canadian Mineralogist: the journal of the Mineralogical Association of Canada Since 1962, The Canadian Mineralogist has published papers dealing with all aspects of mineralogy,crystallography, petrology, geochemistry and mineral deposits. More than 1600 pages a year on the mineral sciences: Mineralogy 23%, Petrology 11%, Crystallography 12%, Economic Geology 30%, Geochemistry 24% The Canadian Mineralogist reaches subscribers and members in over 50 countries.

The MAC belongs to a group of mineralogical and geochemical participative societies publishing Elements".

Thematic issues The Canadian Mineralogist regularly features timely thematic issues. On average, one of these is published each year. It is one of the six issues that subscribers receive. Short-Course Volumes Since 1969, MAC has sponsored short courses at its annual meetings. The notes distributed to the registrants are published in a series of short-course volumes. Many of these are still available and have stood the test of time. Special Publications This series aims to provide reference books and textbooks in the mineral sciences Newsletters

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