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El Dorado County Mineral and Gem Society (Placerville Area) 
Description: The El Dorado Mineral and Gem Society of Placerville, California, was founded in January 1949 and is a 501c3 nonprofit educational organization.The society's mission is to learn about and share interests in rocks, minerals, fossils, earth sciences, and the lapidary arts.
Category: Local Lapidary Clubs

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Northwest Federation of Mineralogical Societies 
Description: 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. Beginning with seven "founding" clubs and seven "charter" clubs, the NFMS has now grown to approximately 70 affiliated clubs and societies with a combined membership of well over 5,000 individuals.
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Home Site Map Contact Info Search American Federation of Mineralogical Societies The AFMS Regional 
Description: The Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies, Inc. was organized in 1950 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 eastern portion of the United States. Beginning with three "founding" clubs and seven "charter" clubs, the EFMLS has now grown to approximately 150 affiliated clubs and societies with a combined membership of well over 10,000 individuals. The EFMLS is a member of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies, the umbrella association for the seven regional federations in the United States. It joined the AFMS in 1952.
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Rock and Gem Magazine 
Description: Since 1971, Rock & Gem has been the leading magazine for the lapidary and mineral hobbyist. Not a trade journal and not a scientific dissertation, it speaks to the average rockhound, providing just the right blend of entertainment and satisfying information. Armchair hobbyists and diehard diggers alike will find something to enjoy in each issue.
Category: Local Lapidary Clubs

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San Francisco Gem and Mineral Society 
Description: The San Francisco Gem & Mineral Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the education and enjoyment of it's members and the community at large with respect to rocks, minerals, gemstones, lapidary arts and all things related. We have monthly meetings, at the club's own clubhouse in San Francisco, featuring speakers across the spectrum at every level, from dedicated hobbyists to world-renowned experts. The general public is always invited to attend free of charge.
Category: Local Lapidary Clubs

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Rocky Mountain Federation of Mineralogical Societies 
Description: The purpose of the Rocky Mountain Federation is to bring a closer association of all clubs in the Society, and to promote the study of earth sciences, including the lapidary arts, the study of fossils and paleontology, and related crafts. The RMFMS was organized in 1941, and held its first annual convention at the Argonaut Hotel in Denver, Colorado. There were 16 organizations in attendance. The RMFMS became one of the original four founders of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies when it was organized in 1947. The Rocky Mountain Federation has clubs in these states: Arizona (17), Arkansas (1), Colorado (20), Kansas (7), Nebraska (western portion of state) (1), New Mexico (7), Nevada (1), North Dakota (western portion of state)(1), Oklahoma (10), South Dakota (western portion of state) (1), Texas (1), Utah (7) and Wyoming (6).
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Pearson's U.S. Lapidaryand Jewelry Supplier 
Description: Pearson's provides the finest, most durable Rock Tumblers, Saws, and Polishers available, and all the Tumbler Parts and Supplies necessary to complete your projects. We have served Rock Hounds and Jewelry enthusiasts for over 39 years! Our friendly staff is here to answer your questions and fill your orders.
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California Federation of Mineralogical Societies 
Description: The California Federation of Mineralogical Societies (CFMS) was organized in 1936 to bring about a closer association of Clubs and Societies devoted to the study of Earth Sciences and the practice of Lapidary Arts and Crafts in the Western part of the United States. The CFMS includes approximately 110 clubs and societies mostly in California. A few societies in Arizona and Nevada are members due to historical affiliation; American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS).
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Roseville Rock Rollers Gem and Mineral Society (Roseville Area) 
Description: The purpose of the Society shall be to bring together, in good fellowship, individuals who are interested in the earth sciences, the arts of lapidary and gemology, with the intent of furthering their knowledge, abilities and comprehension of those arts and sciences.
Category: Local Lapidary Clubs

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Tule Gem and Mineral Society 
Description: The Tule Gem and Mineral Society represents Tulare County, California. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing knowledge of the lapidary arts and techniques, geology, mineralogy and preservation of nature. Our areas of interest include lapidary work (cutting and polishing rocks, tumbling, and faceting gems), and jewelry making. We provide educational Rock Talks to schools and organizations across Tulare County.
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Rockhound Kidz 
Description: Want to find something interesting for kids to help inspire and educate them about how awesome fossil hunting, rockhounding, and gold panning as a hobby? This link has an amazing collection of things that you can buy on Amazon for any child that loves to collect rocks and fossils!
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Calaveras Gem and Mineral Society (Angels Camp Area) 
Description: Established in 1948, the Calaveras Gem and Mineral Society continues to flourish and carry out its purpose of sharing knowledge and interests in Rocks and Minerals with others who have the same interests and providing information to its members and the public. The club is a member of the California Federation of Mineralogical Societies (CFMS)
Category: Local Lapidary Clubs

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Fossils For Fun Society (Fair Oaks/Sacramento Area) 
Description: The Fossils For Fun Society (FFF) was formed with the purpose of promoting fellowship, to gain and disseminate knowledge through the study of fossils. The comaraderie and the sharing of the love of fossils by members is the best of all.
Category: Local Lapidary Clubs

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Stockton Lapidary and Mineral Club (Stockton Area) 
Description: The Stockton Lapidary and Mineral Club was founded in 1936, and is a non-profit organization. Our purpose and objective is the advancement of the Earth Sciences by learning and sharing with our membership and by actively promoting the Earth Sciences in our community.
Category: Local Lapidary Clubs

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American Federation of Mineralogical Societies 
Description: 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. The American Federation of Mineralogical Societies is composed of the following seven similar regional organizations of gem, mineral, and lapidary societies.
Category: Mineralogical Society Federations

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Vallejo Gem and Mineral Society 
Description: Vallejo Gem & Mineral Society was founded October 8, 1954. It was formed by rockhounds interested in sharing their interest and knowledge of rocks, minerals, geology, and other aspects of rockhounging and collecting, cutting, and polishing. We are a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing our knowledge and talents of lapidary, lost wax casting, wire wrapping, silversmithing, beading, and other jewelry and crafting skills.
Category: Local Lapidary Clubs

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Mother Lode Mineral Society (Modesto Area) 
Description: The Mother Lode Mineral Society is one of the premier gem and mineral clubs in Central California with a prize winning monthly publication called the Ghost Sheet and one of the largest annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil shows in the state.
Category: Local Lapidary Clubs

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Feather River Lapidary and Mineral Club 
Description: This rockhounding club was founded in 2008 in Oroville located in northern California to promote and encourage all aspects of collecting and studying rocks, minerals, and fossils, and the pursuit of all types of lapidary and jewelry art. The club's goals are to educate members through field trips, lectures, classes, and hands-on experience about rocks and lapidary techniques. The club has a top-rated rock cutting and polishing shop for members to learn to cut, shape and polish rocks for jewelry and objects of art. Other classes and jewelry making techniques are available. Members also conduct outreach programs to schools to increase knowledge and interest to students and teachers in the local communities.
Category: Local Lapidary Clubs

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Nevada County Gem and Mineral Society (Grass Valley Area) 
Description: The Nevada County Gem and Mineral Society is a non-profit organization that promotes the study of mineralogy, geology, and fossils. They also encourage the collection of minerals and recreation.
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South Central Federation of Mineral Societies 
Description: The South Central Federation of Mineral Societies is a nonprofit organization comprised of Member Societies from the states of Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas, and one of seven Regional Federations belonging to the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies. With 37 clubs and over 3800 members, the SCFMS promotes interest and education in lapidary arts, minerals, fossils, and associated earth sciences. The SCFMS assists in the formation of gem and mineral societies within our region and cooperates with similar Federations in all regions of the United States. SCFMS is a member in good standing with the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies.
Category: Mineralogical Society Federations

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Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies 
Description: The Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies, Inc. was organized in 1976 to bring about a closer association of Clubs and Societies devoted to the study of Earth Sciences and the practice of Lapidary Arts and Crafts in the Southeastern part of the United States. The Southeast Federation includes approximately 80+ clubs and societies mostly in the region east of the Mississippi River and South of a line following the northern boarders of Tennessee and North Carolina. **There are a few clubs outside of this area due to historical affiliation. The Southeast Federation is a member of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies.
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The Cooperative Field Trip Chairmen's Association 
Description: The Cooperative Field Trip Chairmen's Association ("Co-op") was established in 1972. It currently has 8 Member Clubs located in Northern California (see sponsoring clubs below). The Co-op is a member of the California Federation of Mineralogical Societies (CFMS) and is affiliated with North Bay Field Trip (NBFT) societies.
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Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies 
Description: 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 11 states and has about 120 different clubs. The links above will help you explore our website.
Category: Mineralogical Society Federations

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Contra Costa Mineral and Gem Society 
Description: CCM&GS members enjoy a bountiful array of educational classes in the lapidary arts, geology, and mineralogy; educational lectures, and nearly unlimited access to geologic and rockhounding field trips throughout California. Explore more of what CCM&GS provides by clicking on the menu items on the navigation bar. And CCM&GS gives back. CCM&GS has targeted programs for young rockhounders and provides speakers to local schools at every grade level.
Category: Local Lapidary Clubs

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Mineral and Gem Society of Castro Valley 
Description: The Mineral & Gem Society of Castro Valley is a non-profit educational corporation. All members that run this club are volunteers and are not paid. As a member you are expected to learn how to cut a calibrated cabochon (polished gemstone) once you join before learning other lapidary skills. When you learn how to cut a cabochon, you will learn how to use some of the shops equipment. We have professional volunteer instructors to assist you in this process every step of the way so you are not alone.
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