The IBVGMFS is a member of

The Southeast Federation of Mineral Societies (SFMS) 

and is affiliated with The American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS).

officers for 2019


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About Us

The Imperial Bone Valley Gem, Mineral & Fossil Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting interest in various earth sciences such as Geology, Mineralogy and Paleontology, as well as related fields such as lapidary arts.  
Through classes offered at the “rock shop,” field trips to collect mineral and fossil specimens, and educational presentations during our monthly meetings, IBVGMFS encourages its members to increase their knowledge and understanding in these areas.

Bone Valley Gem, Mineral & Fossil Soc.

Polk County, Florida

President: Thom Downs 
email: antiquestd at 
1st Vice Pres.: Cindy Reed
Secretary:  Barb Costen
Treasurer: Debbie Rydberg 
Board Members:
Past President: Kim Price 
1 Year: Jim Reed
2 Year:  Al Costen
3 Year:  Melinda Riddle
Program Chairman: Jim Reed
Annual Show: Jim Reed
Education: Kay McQuown 
Field Trips: Debbie Meyer
Shop Manager: Jim Reed 
email: rocks57 at
Stones and Bones Editor: Cindy Reed  
email: cdreed57 at 
Webmasters: Cindy Reed