The Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary
Societies, Inc. was organized in 1950 as a nonprofit to bring about a closer association of mineral societies devoted to the study of geology, minerals, earth sciences and the practice of the lapidary arts and related crafts in the eastern portion of the United States.
Beginning with three “founding” mineral societies and seven “charter” societies, the EFMLS has now grown to approximately 115 affiliated societies, with a combined membership of approximately 9,200 individuals.
The Mission and Commitment of the EFMLS is to assist Affiliated Member Societies and Mineralogical Related Organizations (MRO's) to ensure their success in their communities.
The EFMLS is a member of the American Federation of
Mineralogical Societies, the umbrella association for the
seven regional federations in the United States. The EFMLS joined the AFMS in 1952. See the 7 regional federations listed below.