Free Educational Sites and Learning Resoruces is the world's largest open database of minerals, rocks, meteorites and the localities they come from. is run by the not-for-profit Hudson Institute of Mineralogy.

The Mineralogical Record is published bimonthly by Mineralogical Record, Inc., a 501c(3) non-profit organization. The principal product of the Mineralogical Record Inc. is The Mineralogical Record magazine, issued six times a year. This is the most authoritative and widely respected mineral collector’s journal in the world; no serious advanced collector would be without it. Over the years many newcomers to the field have learned from it the extensive information they need to go from novice to expert—and to have fun in the process. Readers learn about important mineral localities old and new, about the fascinating history of mining and mineralogy, and about new mineral species being described.

 Clubs, Societies, and Federations

Discover all the Gem and Mineral Clubs in The United States!
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Welcome to the California Federation of Mineralogical Societies website. As a 501(3)(c) non-profit organization we represent Mineralogical and Lapidary clubs in California, Nevada, and Hawaii. The objective and purpose of the Federation is to disseminate knowledge of mineralogy and the earth sciences and to encourage study in these subjects.

The non-profit, Friends of Mineralogy (FM), a national organization founded in 1970, includes nearly a dozen chapters from coast to coast, whose members share a common love of minerals. FM’s objective is to promote, support, protect, and expand the collecting of mineral specimens, while furthering the recognition of the scientific, economic, and aesthetic value of minerals and mineral collecting. Membership includes collectors, museum curators, mineralogists, and earth science educators.

The Mineralogical Society of America (MSA)

MSA was founded in 1919 for the advancement of mineralogy, crystallography, geochemistry, petrology, and promotion of their uses in other sciences, industry, and the arts.

To accomplish its goals, the Society publishes journals, magazines, and books, as well as uses short courses, lectureships, Internet website, awards, grants, symposia, and meetings for professionals, students, and the public.

Institutions and Museums

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Established in 1931, GIA is the world’s foremost authority on diamonds, colored stones, and pearls. A public benefit, nonprofit institute, GIA is the leading source of knowledge, standards, and education in gems and jewelry.

AGI is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to serving the geoscience community and addressing the needs of society. AGI headquarters are in Alexandria, Virginia. The American Geosciences Institute represents and serves the geoscience community by providing collaborative leadership and information to connect Earth, science, and people.

Visit Local Mines

The Himalaya Tourmaline Mine is located near Santa Ysabel, CA at Lake Henshaw in the beautiful Mesa Grande. We offer a fun gem and crystal dig to the public. 

The Oceanview and Pala Chief Mines are located in Pala California and offer gem screening and digging to the public. Reservations required.

California Gem and Mineral Shows


This page lists upcoming CFMS Member Society/Club Shows and CFMS Conventions. It lists most of the gem and mineral shows in California.

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