Polskie Towarzystwo Mineralogiczne

We regret to announce that Professor Alexej N. Platonov, an Honorary Member of the Mineralogical Society of Poland and an active Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Mineralogia, passed away on 22 March 2016. Professor Platonov worked at the Institute of Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Ore Formation, Academy of Science of Ukraine in Kiev. He was a respected and internationally-acknowledged mineralogist, a specialist in the field of the physics of minerals and a leading personality of the Schools on the Physics of Minerals, a series of interdisciplinary international conferences organized in Poland in the1980s and 1990s.

Mineralogical Society of Poland (PTMin)

   The Mineralogical Society of Poland (MSP) was established in April 17, 1969. According to the statute “MSP supports the development of mineralogical sciences and propagates them in the Polish society”. The headquarter of the Society is in Cracow at the AGH AGH University of Science and Technology. There are regional branches of the MSP in Warsaw, Wrocław, Sosnowiec and Kielce.

   The former presidents of the MSP:

  • Professor Andrzej Bolewski (1969 – 1980)
  • Professor Witold Żabiński (1980 – 1994)
  • Professor Marian Banaś (1994 – 1998)
  • Professor Janusz Janeczek (1998 – 2002)
  • Professor Piotr Wyszomirski (2002 – 2004)
  • Professor Marek Michalik (2005-2008)
  • Professor Ryszard Kryza (2009-2012)

    In 2012 Professor Leszek Marynowski was elected as new president of the Mineralogical Society of Poland.

   Mineralogical Society of Poland has been a member of the International Mineralogical Association (IMA) since 1973 and in 1999 the Society joined the European Mineralogical Union (EMU). The representatives of the MSP are members of several commissions of IMA.

   The Mineralogical Society of Poland publishes in English two journals: “Mineralogia Polonica” (since 2008 “Mineralogia”) and “Mineralogical Society of Poland – Special Papers” (since 2008 Mineralogia – Special Papers). The “Mineralogia” publishes reviewed papers on the latest achievements in mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry in Poland and elsewhere. The “Mineralogia – Special Papers” publishes reviewed abstracts, texts of posters and oral presentations presented during conferences organized by the MSP. In 2008 the Mineralogical Society of Poland had 222 members, including 13 Honorary

© 2009 Mineralogical Society of Poland; Designed by: Irena Jerzykowska, Bartłomiej Kajdas; Mineral photos: Eligiusz Szełęg