The purpose of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies, Inc. (AFMS) is 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. Learn more

The Orange County Mineral Society was established in 1953 in Orange County, New York as a not for profit organization. The objective of the Society is to promote the hobby and to further the interests in the earth sciences. Our Goal is to promote interest and education in geology, mineralogy, paleontology, archaeology and lapidary. We are a mineral club whose main focus is on Orange County, New York and the surrounding areas. We want to share our knowledge and teach people about the history of the mines and mineralogy of Orange County. We also collect minerals and fossils  in other various places throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut.

We are members of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS), and the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies (EFMLS).

Orange County, New York has 34 records of mineral deposits listed by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).  Learn More

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The Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies, Inc. was organized in 1950 as a nonprofit to bring about a closer association of Mineral Societies devoted to the study of geology, minerals, earth sciences and the practice of the lapidary arts and related crafts in the eastern portion of the United States.