Mineral News is a subscription-based, monthly periodical that has been published continuously since 1984. Articles are written by scientists, field collectors, geologists and mineral enthusiasts. Subjects include original mineralogical research, historical perspectives pertaining to mineralogy and mineral collecting, timely news items of recent mineral discoveries in the field or laboratory, pertinent book reviews, and historical personality profiles. Beginning with Volume 26 (2012), all issues are produced in full color.

With the purchase of Mineral News by Excalibur Mineral Corp in 2003, the periodical expanded to sixteen (16) pages a month, revitalized its look by improving paper and print quality, and it has added significant features such as frequent book reviews, photographs to supplement new mineral descriptions and a greater focus of articles directed to descriptive mineralogy.

Articles are solicited from the collector and scientific communities, and mineral enthusiasts are encouraged to share their knowledge and discoveries with the collector and scientific communities. Mineral News has no paid authors, and all items published are contributed by their respective authors. All articles must be previously unpublished, original material, and while authors retain copyright to their material, Mineral News reserves the right to all submissions for republishing or reprinting in other formats by Mineral News.

All articles should be submitted to the editor, preferably by electronic means such as e-mail or data disk. See our contact page for addresses.

Subscriptions to Mineral News are $40.00 per year (12 issues) in the U.S.; foreign subscriptions for Canada and Mexico addresses are $48.00 per year, and all others are $65.00 per year, subject to annual review. Digital ubscriptions are $20.00 per year everywhere. Subscribers include major mineral museums, members of the scientific community, historians and mineral collectors. .