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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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