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CFMS offers opportunities to learn lapidary and jewelry-making techniques in two distinctively different settings:
Camp Paradise in Northern California
east of Marysville, CA

and
Camp Zzyzx in Southern California near Baker, CA
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CFMS Earth Science Study Camps page
for information.



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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. 

CFMS is one of seven regional federations belonging to the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS).
2018 Newsletters: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug * Oct Nov Dec
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2018 CFMS Calendar
Printable 2018 Planning Calendar
Dec 5
Articles for January 2019 CFMS Newsletter Due
Dec 20 2019 CFMS WEB SITE CONTEST.  New deadline: Thursday, DECEMBER  20, 2018.  See Contests Page for the entry form and guidelines
2019 CFMS Calendar
Printable 2019 Planning Calendar
Jan 5 Articles for February 2019 CFMS Newsletter Due
Jan 15 2019 CFMS ALL AMERICAN CLUB CONTEST.  Deadline: Tuesday, JANUARY  15, 2019. See Contests Page for the entry form and guidelines
Jan 20 7th Annual Rockhound-BLM Clean Up  will be held on January 20, 2019, beginning at 9:30 a.m. MST near Quartzite.  We will be adding details to this site, and you can also visit the American Land Access Association (A.L.A.A.) website, http://www.amland.org, for more information and photos from the 2018 clean up.
Feb 5 Articles for March 2019 CFMS Newsletter Due

Mar 8-10, 2019
CFMS Logo  80th CFMS SHOW & CONVENTION
hosted by
PASADENA LAPIDARY SOCIETY
at the FairPlex
POMONA, CALIFORNIA.
March 8, 9 & 10, 2019
Pasadena Lapidary Society
HOURS:
Friday & Saturday:  10 :00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday:  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Advance Registration Form CFMS Meeting Schedule
CFMS Accommodations Additional Accommodations
Case Display Entry
Visit Pasadena Society Site for Show Details

Mar 21-24, 2019
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AFMS/Midwest Federation Show & Convention
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA
March 21-24, 2019
AFMS/Midwest Federation Show Details
Mar 24-31, 2019
Camp Zzyzx, near Baker, CA. Annual Earth Science Study events include lapidary and jewelry-making classes.
See ESS page for more information.   Registration Form.
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May  
Jun  
 Jul
Other events will be posted as activities are announced.

2018 CFMS Officers 2018 CFMS Officers
(L/R)   Ellen Ferrell, Secretary,  Jennifer Haley, President;  Tony Fender; 1st Vice President;  Marcia Goetz, 2nd Vice President; and Juanita Pardun, Treasurer.
Photo taken at the 2018 Installation of Officers, Visalia, California,
 by John Martin, CFMS Photographer

Incoming 2019 CFMS Officers
2019 CFMS Officers, Visalia Installation
 (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 2019 Installation of Officers, Visalia, California, by John Martin, CFMS Photographer


  

PUBLIC LAND  USE MATTERS
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





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