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Rocks and Minerals
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Open Directory - Science: Earth Sciences: Geology: Rocks and Minerals: Organizations: Collectors and Amateur Interests: Regional Federations
American Federation of Mineralogical Societies
- A non-profit educational Federation of seven similar regional organization of gem, mineral and lapidary societies. Founded in 1947.
California Federation of Mineralogical Societies
- A federation of California (and a few in Arizona, Nevada, and Hawaii) gem and mineral societies, with on-line monthly newsletters, links to member societies and current rockhound topics.
Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies
- a close 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 - Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Midwest Federation of Mineralogical & Geological Societies
- covering the Midwestern states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin, the western parts of North and South Dakota, and Nebraska, and parts of Arkansas. The federation has a monthly newsletter, and maintains a calendar of events of member society shows.
Rocky Mountain Federation of Mineralogical Societies
- Regional federation of amateur enthusiasts in gems, minerals, fossils and the lapidary arts covering Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.
South Central Federation of Mineral Societies
- a federation of over 40 clubs and societies covering Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas; organized since 1943
Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies, Inc.
- 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 - Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee; and a few clubs outside of the boundaries in Kentucky, Louisiana, and Virginia.
The Australian Mineral Collector
- an informal collection of six Australian mineralogical societies not connected by any formal constitution or agreement, the societies form a loose union which bonds their members together by common ideals and interests.
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