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Northwest Federation Mineralogical Society

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The Northwest Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies, Inc. was organized in 1938 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 northwest portion of the United States. Beginning with seven "founding" clubs and seven "charter" clubs, the NFMS has now grown to approximately 70 affiliated clubs and societies with a combined membership of well over 5,000 individuals. The NFMS is a member of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies, the umbrella association for the seven regional federations in the United States. It joined the AFMS in 1947.

Who belongs to the Northwest Federation Mineralogical Society

The Northwest Federation Mineralogical Societies includes clubs these states with a current total of 68 Clubs from: