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
Join Us for our 1st ever HYBRID meeting. We will host both Live at the Chester Senior Center and ONLINE via Zoom Friday, July 9, 2021 @ 6:30 pm.
Our Guest Speaker will be Dr. Charles Merguerian and the topic is: History of Mining and Their Minerals - Western Connecticut
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