CALIFORNIA FEDERATION OF MINERALOGICAL SOCIETIES, INC.
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CFMS LINKS:

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SOCIETY/CLUB
SHOWS


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SOCIETIES/CLUBS
LISTINGS


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EARTH SCIENCE STUDY CAMPS:
ZZYZX & CAMP PARADISE
ESS Camps Overview
2017 Registration Form

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CFMS TEAM:
Officers
Officers/Committees List

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CFMS NEWSLETTERS

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CFMS PROGRAMS:
Visual Programs
Speakers
Demonstrators

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MANUALS & REFERENCE

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2017 CFMS SUPPLEMENTARY RULES

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CFMS FORMS

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INSURANCE
Visit McDaniel Insurance for
Insurance Forms & Information

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CFMS ENDOWMENT FUND

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CFMS FIELD TRIPS:
Up-Coming Trips & Reports

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FEDERATIONS &
OTHER LINKS

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AFMS WEB SITE

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PUBLIC LAND ACCESS ORGANIZATIONS:

American Land Access Association (ALAA)

Blue Ribbon Coalition (BRC)

California Off-Road Vehicle Association
(CORVA)

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BUREAU OF LAND MGMT (BLM):
California
Nevada
Arizona
Utah
Oregon & Washington

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OTHER INFORMATION:
Google Maps
Yahoo Maps
2017 Calendar
Weather Channel
Nat'l Weather Svc

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ROCK & GEM ARTICLES
Rock & Gem Magazine

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 Welcome to the California Federation of
Mineralogical Societies, Inc.

CFMS Logo  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. Its region also covers Hawaii.  CFMS is one of seven regional federations belonging to the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS).

 
2017 Newsletters: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun -- Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
 
Printable 2017 CFMS Calendar - key dates
2017 CFMS Calendar
Aug 5 Articles for September 2017 CFMS Newsletter Due
Aug 27-
     Sep 9
Camp Paradise- 2017 Registration Form          Space is Available
               Week 1:  August 27 - September 2                  x 
               Week 2:  September 3 - September 9              x
Sep 5 Articles for October 2017 CFMS Newsletter Due
Oct 5 Articles for November 2017 CFMS Newsletter Due
Nov 5 Articles for December 2017 CFMS Newsletter Due
Nov 10-11 CFMS 2017 Fall Business Meeting, Visalia, CA  (see August newsletter, page 3, for information about schedule, location, reservations and banquet)
Dec 5 Articles for January 2018 CFMS Newsletter Due

2017 CFMS Officers 2017 CFMS Officers - November 2016 Visalia, CA
L/R,  Margaret Kolaczyk, President; Marcia Goetz, Secretary; Jennifer Haley, 1st Vice President, Al Bolshazy, Treasurer; Tony Fender, 2nd Vice President
Past CFMS Presidents
CFMS Past Presidents - Visalia 2016
L/R: (Back Row) Jack Williams, 2003;  Susan Chaisson-Walblom, 2012; Fred Ott, 2010;  Jim Brace-Thompson, 2011;  Burl LaRue, 2008;  John Martin, 2016.  (Middle Row) Dick Pankey, 2007,  Shirley Leeson, 1987;  JoAnna Ritchey, 2002.  (Front Row) Colleen McGann, 2006;  Pat LaRue, 1996 & 2000; Jennifer Haley, 2014.

Photos taken at  the November 2016 Installation of  2017 Officers, Visalia, CA


From time to time important rockhounding matters come to our attention. We will post this information as it becomes available. We would appreciate your taking action.  In the meantime, you can read updates on land access issues on the A.L.A.A. site.


CFMS Earth Science Study Camps
CFMS offers opportunities to learn lapidary and jewelry-making techniques in two distinctively different settings:
  • Camp Zzyzx is located in Southern California's Mojave Desert near Baker
  • Camp Paradise is located in Northern California's Plumas National Forest near Clipper Mills
    2017 Camp Zzyzx
    2017 Camp Zzyzx was held 
    March 26 - April 1
    2017 Camp Paradise
    Week 1: August 27 - September 2
    Week 2: September 3 - September 9
    2017 Registration Form 

    More about Earth Sciences Study Camps

    For Class Content, Locations/maps, Contacts
     

     

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