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CFMS Earth Science
Study Camps

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

CAMP ZZYZX
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.




 

PUBLIC LAND USE
From time public land use issues come to our attention. CFMS will post this information as it becomes available.

Be sure to let your fellow club/society members know about these issues.

For ongoing public land news, you are invited to visit the
AMERCIAN LAND ACCESS ASSOCIATION web site: 
http://www.amlands.org





 

Welcome!
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. 

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CFMS is one of seven regional federations belonging to the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS).
2019 Newsletters: Jan Feb Mar * May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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2019 CFMS Calendar
  Note:  There is no newsletter following the month of the Show, however, articles can be sent prior to the April 5 deadline for the May newsletter

Mar 8-10
CFMS Logo  80th CFMS SHOW & CONVENTION
hosted by
PASADENA LAPIDARY SOCIETY

at the FairPlex
POMONA, CALIFORNIA.
March 8, 9 & 10, 2019
We hope that you were able to attend our show.
Pasadena Lapidary Society
See Show web site for more information
Mar 21-24
AFMS Logo AFMS/Midwest Federation Show & Convention CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA
March 21-24, 2019

AFMS/Midwest Federation Show Detail

Mar 24-31
Camp Zzyzx, near Baker, CA. Annual Earth Science Study events include lapidary and jewelry-making classes. See ESS page for more information. 
Registration Form.
Apr 1 Deadline for receipt of 2019 CFMS Dues is April 1: Dues Form (pdf)  

Use the Officer Change Form (pdf) to report changes to Officers, Federation Director, Editor and Club/Society information.

Please also check your Online listing to make sure that it is current. 
Club/Society Online Listings
Apr 5 Articles for May 2019 CFMS Newsletter Due
Apr 11 - 14 FIELD TRIP: Topaz Mt. & Dugway Geode Beds, UT, for Topaz Crystals, Bixbite (red beryl), Pseudobrookite crystals, Hematite crystals, and Geodes.
Sign-up required. Details
May 5 Articles for June 2019 CFMS Newsletter Due
Jun 5 Articles for July 2019 CFMS Newsletter Due
Jul 5 Articles for July 2019 CFMS Newsletter Due
Aug 5 Aug Articles for July 2019 CFMS Newsletter Due
Aug 25-31 Camp Paradise - Week 1  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. DO NOT REGISTER UNTIL  April 1, 2019
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.  DO NOT REGISTER UNTIL  April 1, 2019
Sep 5 Articles for October 2019 CFMS Newsletter Due
Oct 5 Articles for November 2019 CFMS Newsletter Due
Nov 5 CFMS Business Meeting, Visalia, CA
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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