American Federation of Mineralogical Societies

A non-profit educational federation of seven similar regional organizations of gem, mineral and lapidary societies.
Founded in 1947.

AFMS Code of Ethics - Our members are expected to abide by the following code of ethics.
AFMS Code of Ethics


South Central Federation of Mineral Societies

The South Central Federation of Mineral Societies is a member of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies.  It was organized in 1943 and joined the AFMS in 1953.  It has 40 different clubs within its region.


Special Congress Representing Involved Bulletin Editors

S.C.R.I.B.E. is an international organization of bulletin editors of amateur gem, mineral, and earth science societies.

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Rock Collecting: An Education Home Hobby by Andrea Davis - Thank you so much to 11 year old Paige who found and recommended this site to us.  As part of a youth group looking for new hobbies, Paige decided she wanted to start rock collecting.  She found our site and looked at some of the links from our page and then found and recommended this link.  Thanks Paige and it's good to have you as a rock hound like us.