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CFMS Earth Science
Study Camps

is located in Northern California within the Plumas National Forest north of Grass Valley, California.

is located in Southern California within the boundaries of the Mojave National Preserve near Baker, California
For more information, please visit the
  CFMS Earth Science Study Camps page.

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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.

CFMS is an umbrella organization for gem, mineral and lapidary societies, as well as prospecting and treasure hunting clubs in California, Nevada, and one club in Arizona. Its region also covers Hawaii. 

CFMS is one of seven regional federations belonging to the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS).
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2019 CFMS Calendar
Sep 1-7 Camp Paradise - Week 2  This Annual Earth Science Studies event is located north of Grass Valley. Studies focus on lapidary and jewelry-making techniques.  See ESS page for more information.
Camp Paradise Application.
Sep 5 Articles for October 2019 CFMS Newsletter Due
Oct 5 Articles for November 2019 CFMS Newsletter Due
Nov 5 Articles for December 2019 CFMS Newsletter Due
Nov 8-10 CFMS Business Meeting, Visalia, CA
  Fri,  11/08  - 7:30 p.m. - Informal Cracker Barrel
  Sat, 11/09 - 9:00 a.m. - Business Meeting
  Sat, 11/09 - Banquet & Installation of 2020 Officers. Time tba.
                    Banquet Reservations due by November 3
  Sun, 11/10 - President-elect mtg with 2020 committee chairpersons, Time tba.
For details about Lodging and Banquet reservations,
see "CFMS Fall Business Meeting" article on
page 3 of the September Newsletter
Dec 5 Articles for January 2020 CFMS Newsletter Due
Other events will be posted as announced.

2019 CFMS Officers
2019 CFMS Officers
 (L/R)  Jim Barton, Treasurer;  Juanita Pardun, 2nd Vice President; Marcia Goetz; 1st Vice President; Tony Fender, President; and Ellen Ferrell, Secretary
Photo taken at the November CFMS Installation of Officers events, Visalia, California, by John Martin, CFMS Photographer

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