Associations & Organizations

American Federation of Mineralogical Societies

Purpose of the AFMS: To promote popular interest and education in the various Earth Sciences, and in particular the subjects of Geology, Mineralogy, Paleontology, Lapidary and other related subjects, and to sponsor and provide means of coordinating the work and efforts of all persons and groups interested therein; to sponsor and encourage the formation and international development of Societies and Regional Federations and by and through such means to strive toward greater international good will and fellowship.

Midwest Federation

The Midwest Federation Of Mineralogical and Geological Societies is a member of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies . It was organized in 1940, and one of the original four founders of the AFMS in 1947. It encompasses a region of 12 states and has about 109 different clubs.

MIDWEST FACETER’S GUILD

We’re building and growing. In addition to community and “The Midwest Faceter”, our signature newsletter, members have access to a private group on Facebook where they can ask questions and chat with other members about joys and challenges.

CFMS – California Federation of Mineralogical Societies – California Lapidary and Rockhounding Clubs

Welcome to the California Federation of Mineralogical Societies website. As a 501(3)(c) non-profit organization we represent Mineralogical and Lapidary clubs in California, Nevada, and Hawaii. We are affiliated with the A.F.M.S. – The American Federation of Mineralogical Societies Our Officers for 2022!

The Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies

The Mission of the EFMLS is to assist Affiliated Member Societies and Mineralogical Related Organizations to ensure their success in their communities.

International Gem Society IGS – Information and educational services for everyone interested in gemstones

Information and educational services for everyone interested in gemstones. For gemologists, hobbyists, jewelers, lapidaries and everyone in between.

Northwest Federation Mineralogical Society

The Northwest Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies, Inc. was organized in 1938 to bring about a closer association of Clubs and Societies devoted to the study of the Earth Sciences and the practice of the Lapidary Arts and related crafts in the northwest portion of the United States.

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Welcome to the Rocky Mountain Federation of Mineralogical Societies website. The purpose of the Rocky Mountain Federation is to have a close association of all clubs in the Society to promote the study of earth sciences, including the lapidary arts, the study of fossils and paleontology, and related crafts.

South Central Federation of Mineral Societies

To promote popular interest and education in the various earth sciences, in particular those hobbies dealing with the art of lapidaries and the science of minerals, fossils, as well as their associated fields. To cooperate with educational and scientific institutions or other groups engage in increasing knowledge in the earth sciences.

SFMS

S keletal Quartz from a Field Trip in South Carolina This quartz gets it’s name from it’s skeleton-like appearance. According to geologist Mike Streeter, the distinctive pattern is caused by “internal and external dissolution-growth features resulting from unstable conditions during crystallization.

The Mozark Society of Lincoln, Missouri

President – John “Kelly” Blum, 816-835-2044 Vice President – Karl Parsons, [email protected] Secretary – Pam Radu, [email protected] Treasurer – Joyce Grinstead, [email protected] In 1967, Senate Bill No. 216 was approved designating Mozarkite as the state rock for Missouri.

The Mozark Society of Lincoln, Missouri

President – John “Kelly” Blum, 816-835-2044 Vice President – Karl Parsons, [email protected] Secretary – Pam Radu, [email protected] Treasurer – Joyce Grinstead, [email protected] In 1967, Senate Bill No. 216 was approved designating Mozarkite as the state rock for Missouri.

Northwest Arkansas Gem and Mineral Society

A club for everyone interested in earth sciences, lapidary work, and making jewelry, and many other… Hiway 43 at Lawlis Road, Siloam Springs, AR

Tri-State Gem & Mineral Society

Tri-State Gem & Mineral Society is a society located in Joplin, Missouri.

Midwest Federation

The Midwest Federation Of Mineralogical and Geological Societies is a member of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies . It was organized in 1940, and one of the original four founders of the AFMS in 1947. It encompasses a region of 12 states and has about 109 different clubs.

CFMS – California Federation of Mineralogical Societies – California Lapidary and Rockhounding Clubs

Welcome to the California Federation of Mineralogical Societies website. As a 501(3)(c) non-profit organization we represent Mineralogical and Lapidary clubs in California, Nevada, and Hawaii. We are affiliated with the A.F.M.S. – The American Federation of Mineralogical Societies Our Officers for 2022!

The Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies

The Mission of the EFMLS is to assist Affiliated Member Societies and Mineralogical Related Organizations to ensure their success in their communities.