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El Dorado County
MINERAL and GEM SOCIETY

EARTH SCIENCES  - LAPIDARY ARTS  - SHARING INTERESTS

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:

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 What's Happening

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 About Us

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 Monthly Meetings

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 About Membership
  
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 Scholarship

Activities & Events:

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 Field Trips

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 Trip Schedule 

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 Lapidary/Jewelry

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 Rock & Gem Show

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 County Fair Display

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 2020 Calendar

MEMBERS AREA
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Other Interests:

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 Links & References

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 Visitor Links

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Junior's Page


MEMBER OF:
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California Federation of Mineralogical Societies
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American Federation of Mineralogical Societies
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Field Trip Chairmen's Association Inc.
("Co-op")


American Lands Access Association(ALAA)

  We host the Mining & Minerals Building
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El Dorado County Fair
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 HOW TO
CONTACT US:

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 950
Placerville, CA 95667
Telephone
(530) 676 - 2472

email

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 Meetings:

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, El Dorado Post 119,
         4561 Greenstone Rd,  Placerville, California
Located about 2.5 miles west of the town of El Dorado between Mother Lode Drive and Highway 50, Exit 41.   See Map

Upcoming General Meeting & Presentation:   

Due to the growing health-related concerns at this time, the Board of Directors has CANCELED the Society's MARCH 19 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING .  We will be making an announcement regarding our annual Silent Auction, which is normally scheduled for April.

Also note that the Senior Center has canceled all activities and group meetings through Tuesday, March 31.

Please take care and stay safe.

 Junior Rockhound Program:                  

Junior Member Meetings are usually held from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of the month except during summer months.  We have presentations and activities during our meetings.  Sign-up is required.  Details are emailed to Junior Members.   More about our Junior & Other Educational Programs.  

 Lapidary Workshops & Jewelry Arts                  

Lapidary Workshops are held on the each Wednesday of the month,  January thru November from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Senior Center, 937 Spring Street. Advance sign-up is required and a minimum number must be reached for each workshop.
To sign up for Workshops and Certification Classes is required. Please contact Lapidary Chairperson or sign up at the General Meetings    More about Lapidary

 Jewelry Arts:

Jewelry Arts Classes are generally scheduled on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m., in Diamond Springs. 
Upcoming Classes: 
March: 10th - Forged wire project   - 24th - Finish project
April:  14th - Copper spiral earring holder - 28th - Finish project
May:   12th - Introduction to hard soldering - 24th - Finish project
MEMBERS:  Please check your emails and newsletter for class details.
More about Jewelry Arts
 Field Trips:
Our 2020 Field Trip Schedule will be posted very soon. (see 2019 list for examples)

 Upcoming 2020 Events

JUNE 18-21, 2020:   EL DORADO COUNTY FAIR DISPLAYS
Our society hosts the Mining and Minerals Building at the
El Dorado County Fair every year. This is a great event for you to see over 30 Rock, Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Displays. You can also visit with our members and learn what our society is all about.
El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667

Note: CASE DISPLAY ENTRY is open to the Public.  We will post the 2020 Entry rules as soon as available...which should be soon!
 For Reference, here are the 2019 Entry Rules        CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION          Map 

OCTOBER 17 & 18 2020
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ROCK, GEM & JEWELRY SHOW

El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville, CA. 
This year's theme is, "Treasures in the Rough." 

Case displays and lapidary & jewelry-making demonstrations will include how rocks, minerals and gems, can be transformed to treasures.

This annual event includes 50 dealers featuring worldwide  minerals, jewelry, findings, fossils, petrified wood, gold, amber, opal, geodes, meteorites, spheres, lapidary supplies, tools, equipment, books, kits, and unique gifts. Items include slabs and other rough & finished material.

Free Rocks and Activities for Kids! Food and refreshments available. This is a great show for experienced rockhounds, collectors, and jewelry-makers. Fun for the Whole Family!


CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR SHOWS.     Map