Georgia Mineral Society field trip in the 1930's

Who We Are


To promote popular interest and education in the various Earth Sciences, and in particular the subjects of Geology, Mineralogy, Paleontology, Lapidary and other related subjects, and to sponsor and provide means of coordinating the work and efforts of all persons and groups interested therein; to sponsor and encourage the formation and international development of Societies and Regional Federations and by and through such means to strive toward greater international good will and fellowship.

What is the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies ?...

The history of the AFMS spans spans decades of rockhounding...

Regional Federations

The American Federation of Mineralogical Societies is composed of seven regional organizations of rock, gem, mineral, fossil, and lapidary societies. Each region operates independently and in cooperation with the other regions to maintain a solid foundation for the hobby.

Community Responsibility

The AFMS encourages the rockhounding community to follow safe practices and ethics and helps to preserve the hobby for generations to come.

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