Orange County Mineral Society

Established 1953 In Orange County, New York

Welcome


The purpose of the 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 Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies, Inc. was organized in 1950 to bring about a closer association of Clubs and Societies devoted to the study of the Earth Sciences and the practice of the Lapidary Arts and related crafts in the eastern portion of the United States.   Learn More

We are a mineral club whose main focus is on Orange County, New York and the surrounding area's minerals. Our goal is to share our knowledge and teach people about the history of the mines and mineralogy of Orange County. We also collect in 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