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
Friday, December 13, 2019 at 6:30 pm, we will hold our Annual Holiday Party. This is a MEMBERS ONLY EVENT. If you are not a member and would like to join OCMS, Please click here for a membership application.
Our next regular monthly meeting is Friday, January 10, 2020 at 6:30 pm. The guest speaker will be Howard Heitner.
The topic is the "Cause of Colors in Minerals." Refreshments will be provided, and we will have our monthly mineral auction. All are welcome.
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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