"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, and to sponsor and provide means of coordinating the work and efforts of all persons and groups interested therein; to sponsor and encourage the formation and international development of Societies and Regional Federations and by and through such means to strive toward greater international good will and fellowship."
" The American Gem Society (AGS) is a nonprofit trade association of fine jewelry professionals dedicated to setting, maintaining and promoting the highest standards of ethical conduct and professional behavior through education, accreditation, re-certification of its membership, gemological standards and gemological research." https://www.americangemsociety.org/default.aspx
Great source of information regarding gem, mineral, and lapidary clubs and groups in the Midwest. If you're interested in mining, gemstones, minerals, lapidary or rock hounding, they know who to talk to! www.amfed.org/mwf
Gem, Mineral & Lapidary
Clubs of the Midwest
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