The Events Listing has been updated for 2014. Don't
forget, if you have a show or event to let us know.
A list of online clubs presented by the CCFMS has
recently been revised to include over 400 clubs!
Visitors since May 30, 2004
What is the CCFMS?
The Central Canadian Federation of Mineralogical Societies
(CCFMS) is a non-profit federation of rock, mineral and lapidary clubs for hobbyists in
central Canada. It was founded in 1969 and arose out of the "Inter-Club
Field Trip Committee", which had existed since 1964. The CCFMS now
serves as the collective voice for the amateur clubs of central
Canada. It assists its members by various means to promote the earth
sciences, to protect collecting sites, to educate collectors, and to
foster good will, friendship and rapport among all. Presently, there
are 26 member
clubs in the federation.
One of the principal objectives of the CCFMS is to encourage close
association, co-operation and exchange of information among member
societies, federations, institutions and other groups interested in
geology, mineralogy and the lapidary arts. This website is designed to
meet the above objective.
Why join a CCFMS Member Club?
Each club provides the opportunity to
meet and learn from more experienced rockhounds. In addition, clubs
have monthly meetings with topics both interesting and educational, to
further enhance your knowledge. They also publish newsletters to keep you informed
about future events and items of technical interest. The various clubs
also organize field trips to collecting sites, as well as courses and
workshops in the lapidary arts.
There are many exciting and active clubs affiliated with the CCFMS. We certainly believe in the advantages of club membership. Why not join a club and find out for yourself?
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This page was last modified on
January 16, 2014
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