We hope you were able to attend our 33rd Annual Rock & Gem Show, "Crystals Around the World." 
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EDC Mineral & Gem Society
Placerville, California

El Dorado County


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

The Society:

 What's Happening

 About Us

 Monthly Meetings


  Education  includes
  School Presentations and
  Junior 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:

At our October General Meeting we had a entertaining and informative presentation by member, Kimberly Andrews, about unique rocks, physical geology, and key historical events of the United Kingdom. Thank you, Kimberly!
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At our November 16th General Membership Meeting, we will host our three annual Contests:  
(1) Photography - 2017 Photo Contest Rules 
(2) Suiseki - 2017 Suiseki Contest Rules 
(3) Love of Rocks - Love of Rocks Contest
All current members are eligible to participate in any of the contests.
General Membership Meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.
Registration for contests:  6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Doors to Hall will be opened at 6:00 p.m. for contest set up and registration.
Our regularly scheduled presentation for November meetings is: "What Did You Do Last Summer?"  Presenter to be announced.

Visitors are Always Welcome!    Map to General Meetings

 Board & Other Meetings and Activities

Thu  11/02 6:30 pm Board Meeting Senior Center
Tue 11/14 6:30 pm New Member Orientation Senior Center
Tue 11/14 6:30 pm Jewelry Arts - Beaded Ornament Senior Center
Tue 11/21 6:00 pm Junior Member Meeting Senior Center
Thu 11/30 6:30 pm Long Range Planning Meeting tba
Thu  12/07 6:30 pm Board Meeting Senior Center
Tue 12/12 6:30 pm Jewelry Arts - Beaded Ornament Senior Center


 Junior Rockhound Program:                   Junior's Page

Junior Member Meetings are usually held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month except during summer months, from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the
Senior Center, 950 Spring Street, Placerville. Announcements regarding meeting are sent directly to Junior members.   

More about our Junior & Other Educational Programs

 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 

 Jewelry Arts:

Jewelry Arts Classes are generally scheduled on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. at the Senior Center, 937 Spring Street. Sign up for most classes is required. Sign up sheet is available at General Meetings. See above calendar for listings.
 Field Trips - November & December
Nov 3 - 7* South Cady Mtns near Newberry Springs, CA, for seam agate, jasper, chalcedony, selenite, iron oxide, thulelite
Nov 7 Clark Mountain near Baker, CA, for Smithsonite/copper & lead material. NOTE: This is a separate trip *or depart from Cady trip site on the morning of the November 7
Dec 9 - 10 Coldwater Canyon, CA, for chiastolite

 Other Activities:

We hope you were able to  join us for our 33rd Annual

October 21 & 22, 2017
"Crystals Around the World"
El Dorado County Fairgrounds,

100 Placerville Drive, Placerville, CA

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

 More about Society Display

Link to El Dorado County Fair