EDC Mineral & Gem Society
Placerville, California

El Dorado County


The mission of the El Dorado County Mineral and Gem Society is to offer a congenial and proactive environment in which to study and share interests in rocks and minerals,
earth sciences and the lapidary arts.

The Society:

 What's Happening

 About Us

 Monthly Meetings


 Education General     SCHOOL PROGRAM

 Education General    SCHOOL PROGRAM


Activities & Events:

 Field Trips

 Trip Schedule 


 Rock & Gem Show

 County Fair Display


 2017 Calendar

 (password required)

Other Interests:

 Stifle-Traverse Crk

 Links & References

 Visitor Links

 Placerville Weather

  Other Weather
  Google Maps

Junior's Page


California Federation of Mineralogical Societies

American Federation of Mineralogical Societies

Field Trip Chairmen's Association Inc.

American Lands Access Assoc. (ALAA)
American Lands Access Association(ALAA)

We host the Mining & Minerals Building
at the:

El Dorado County Fair


Mailing Address
P. O. Box 950
Placerville, CA 95667

(530) 676 - 2472


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Our regular monthly General Membership Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month, starting at 7:00 p.m., at the American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Road (between Highway 50 and Mother Lode Drive near El Dorado - See Map)

Upcoming General Meetings & Presentations:

EDCM&G July BBQWe will be holding our ANNUAL PICNIC on Thursday, July  20. We'll have a barbeque in the patio area of the American Legion Hall (behind the building where we hold our regular meetings).
The picnic will be held in lieu of our regular general meeting.

All members are welcome to attend.

The event is POT LUCK.  The Society will be supplying  hamburgers and hotdogs and we ask that our members bring their favorite food to share.

It's important to let us know if you can come so we have an accurate count to be able to accommodate everyone. So, if you were not able to sign up at our June General Meeting, please let us know what you would like to bring (see link below).  If you need more information, please do not hesitate to let us know

the picnic email form
or call us at (530) 676-2472.

dot  The picnic starts at 6:00 p.m.
dot  Please arrive earlier for set up.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 Board & Other Meetings and Classes


July 11

Jewelry Arts Class
"Viking Knit"
6:00 p.m. Details per emails to members


Aug  03

Board Meeting 6:30 p.m. Wheeldon Center
See Lapidary Arts section below for Workshop Schedule.

Map to General Meetings            Map to Wheeldon Center

 Junior Rockhound Program:                   Junior's Page

Junior Member Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month except during Summer months at the Wheeldon Center, 312 Main Street, downtown Placerville. Summer fun
 Junior members are currently on their summer break.  
More about our Junior & Other Educational Programs 
Map to Wheeldon Center   

 Lapidary Arts:

Lapidary Workshops are held on the 2nd, 3rd & 4th Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. at the Senior Center, 937 Spring Street. A minumum number must be signed-up for each workshop.To sign up for Workshops and Certification Classes, please sign up at the General Meetings     Map-SeniorCenter.pdf

 Jewelry Arts:

Jewelry Arts Classes are generally scheduled on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m, at the Wheeldon Center, 312 Main Street. Sign up for most classes is required. 2017 class list will be posted in the Members Area as soon as available.    Map-Wheeldon Center
 Upcoming Field Trips - July
Jul 7 - 9: Lovelock, NV, area - several sites for sulfur crystals, stibnite, nickel minerals, fossils, cinnabar, quartz crystals w/inclusions
Jul 16: Cache Creek, CA, for jaspers
Jul 22 - 23: Washington, CA, for argillite
See Field Trip Page for more trips 
See Members Area for details (details are password protected)

 Other Activities:

Come join us for our 33rd Annual

October 21 & 22, 2017
El Dorado County Fairgrounds,

100 Placerville Drive, Placerville, CA
There will be:
World Class Dealers!        Case Displays!
Jewelry-making Demonstrations!
Free Activities & Rocks for Kids!

We hope that you were able to visit with us
and enjoyed seeing over 30 cases of
Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry & Educational Displays
in the Mining & Minerals Building during the


About the El Dorado County Fair  

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