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
Our next meeting is Friday, June 14, 2019 at 6:30 pm. Our guest speaker will be Karenne Snow and the topic will be "Minerals and Their Type Localities." Karenne is the author of Gem Trails of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Refreshments will be provided, and we will have our monthly mineral auction.
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
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