E. F. T. A.
( EASTERN FIELD TRIP ALLIANCE )
Who are we?
Previously the Northeast Field Trip
Alliance (NEFTA) that was asked to expand to involve all
the clubs that are affiliated with EFMLS so we are now
EFTA. A means of opening field trips to our fellow EFMLS
members along the Eastern coast.
How do we become members
or get involved?
All you have to do is open up 3 of your yearly digs to
allow members of other EFTA clubs to participate in the
dig. They would need to be posted on our website
and any member of a club
would contact his field trip person, who would then
contact the field trip person in charge of the dig.
(Individuals would not be
contacting the dig site chairperson directly.) Your club
must also have their liability insurance paid in order
for your members to participate in any actual digs.
When must your dig sites
& dates be in?
The sooner you can get your date in
the better. We would like to have them by May 1st
so your members may participate in any early digs
(remember your club must submit 3 digs before your
members would be allowed to participate in the Alliance
What is considered a dig?
Any field trip that would be of
interest not only to your members, but anyone in the
clubs that are affiliated with EFMLS and members of the
Alliance. It could be an actual “quarry” or site dig, an
informative tour, or maybe a swap where the Alliance
members participate as one of your members would.
How do we submit our dig
Digs & dates
can be submitted to the webmaster : Jake Kramer @
I would appreciate if you use this format
: Date….. Sponsoring Club…. General Location… minerals,
fossils, or what at dig/event and time. ---->>>
Example: May 1,
2005.....Capital District.... Ravena, NY.......
for quartz & calcite xls limit 30 people, working quarry rules. Sorry no one
under 12. No facilities. Contact
may be directed to Cindi Newman
& website designer Jake Kramer at
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