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SCVGMS Glossary

Logo - California Federation of Mineralogical Societies

This glossary covers some of the common jargon you may hear at the club meetings or read in the Breccia. If you have other words/phrases that you think should be here, or that you've heard and wondered as to the meaning - please send email to the webmaster to have it included here (

California Federation of Mineralogical Societies (, a federation of local rock, gem, and mineralogical societies and clubs, for example the Santa Clara Valley Gem and Mineral Society. An association of 137 or more clubs and societies throughout California and Nevada interested in the Earth Sciences and associated fields. Annual meetings are held at the yearly show held in association with one of its clubs and the first week in November.

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