There a number of geology and related societies which can be an excellent source of information on upcoming conferences, potential sources of funding, networking opportunities, job vacancies, and even support for research. Some societies offer membership which is professionally recognised and may include other benefits such as discounts on conferences, eligibility to apply for awards and/or funds, and newsletter/magazine subscriptions.

The following are some societies that may be of interest

Other useful sites

Mineral Gallery – site about mineral symmetry

Mineral Gallery – lots of mineralogical information with images