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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 * Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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2019 CFMS 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 near Quartzite, AZ, on January 20, 2019, beginning at 9:30 a.m. MST
We will be adding details to this site. Please also visit the American Land Access Association (A.L.A.A.) website, http://www.amlands.org, for more information and photos from the 2018 clean up.
Feb  

Mar 8-10
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
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 5 Articles for May 2019 CFMS Newsletter Due
May 5 Articles for June 2019 CFMS Newsletter Due
Jun 5 Articles for July 2019 CFMS Newsletter Due
Other events will be posted as activities are announced.
 

Incoming 2019 CFMS Officers
2018 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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