EFMLS Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies Inc

About the EFMLS 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 110 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.For activities in your area, click on Calendar. For Clubs in your area, click on Clubs.

Source: EFMLS Home Page

USGS.gov | Science for a changing world

We provide science about the natural hazards that threaten lives and livelihoods; the water, energy, minerals, and other natural resources we rely on; the health of our ecosystems and environment; and the impacts of climate and land-use change. Our scientists develop new methods and tools to supply timely, relevant, and useful information about the Earth and its processes.

Source: USGS.gov | Science for a changing world

Friends of Mineralogy

The non-profit, Friends of Mineralogy (FM), a national organization founded in 1970, includes nearly a dozen chapters from coast to coast, whose members share a common love of minerals. FM’a objective is to promote, support, protect, and expand the collecting of mineral specimens, while furthering the recognition of the scientific, economic, and aesthetic value of minerals and mineral collecting. Membership includes collectors, museum curators, mineralogists, and earth science educators.  The organization is affiliated with Mindat.org, the Mineralogical Society of America (MSA), and the Mineralogical Association of Canada (MAC).

Source: Friends of Mineralogy – FM supports supports and promotes mineralogical education through mineral museums and mineral collections

AFMS Home Page

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American Federation of
Mineralogical Societies

Founded in 1947

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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.

Source: AFMS Home Page

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