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The SCFMS is a member of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS)

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Southeast Federation


The South Central Federation of Mineral Societies is a nonprofit organization comprised of Member Societies from the states of Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas, and one of seven Regional Federations belonging to the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies. With 37 clubs and over 3800 members, the SCFMS promotes interest and education in lapidary arts, minerals, fossils, and associated earth sciences. The SCFMS assists in the formation of gem and mineral societies within our region and cooperates with similar Federations in all regions of the United States. SCFMS is a member in good standing with the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies.


SCFMS History

·        The SCFMS has a long history dating back to 1943 and has experienced a number of name changes.  For an interesting read, check out our History.


SCFMS Presidents

·        A number of distinguished people have held the title of the SCFMS President.  The list includes a significant number who have also served as the AFMS President.  Click here to check out the list.


Gold Spark Plug Award

·        The Gold Spark Plug Award is presented by the SCFMS for outstanding service to the federation.  The recipients are distinguished by their ability to lead and inspire others.  Like the spark plug in any engine, he or she provides the necessary spark to cause the engine to run, and run well. Click here for a list of the Gold Spark Plug Award winners.