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The annual Gemboree is hosted by one of four of the biggest gem and mineral Clubs in South Africa over the Easter weekend.

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Tours and Outings

Tours and Outings are organised by clubs around the year to take its' members on educational or activity filled outings.

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Clubs arrange workshops revolving around gemstones for eg. Lapidary workshops, Jewellery workshops, mosaic workshops etc.

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About Us


In the middle sixties, some very farsighted individuals realised the need and the benefit which could be derived from uniting all the Gem and Mineral Clubs / Societies in South Africa at the time, into a Federation.

This Federation, when founded would elect office bearers and appoint various committees who would be entrusted with the task of carrying out the wishes of the collective Clubs and Societies affiliated to the Federation.

FOSAGAMS was then duly formed in Kimberley on the 3rd September 1966. The aims and objects of FOSAGAMS are to assist in the formation of Earth Science Clubs and Societies and, to promote the hobby of lapidary art and mineral collecting and all its associated fields.

Find Your Club!

We currently have 8 member clubs in 5 Provinces. You can find the club nearest you and contact them regarding joining the gem lovers of South Africa!

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