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Placerville, California
El Dorado County
MINERAL and GEM SOCIETY

EARTH SCIENCES  - LAPIDARY ARTS  - SHARING INTERESTS

 

MEMBER OF:

California Federation of Mineralogical Societies
(CFMS)


American Federation of Mineralogical Societies
(AFMS)



Field Trip Chairmen's Association Inc.
("Co-op")

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

We host the Mining & Minerals Building
at the:

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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El Dorado County Mineral & Gem Society members take an active role in learning about and sharing interests in rocks, minerals, gems, fossils, earth sciences and the lapidary arts.
What's Happening
Here's a quick look at our upcoming events
Quick Links: ANNUAL SHOW   County Fair   Field Trips   Contact
Meetings:

Variscite CabsOur monthly General Membership Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursdayof the month General Membership meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.  

We meet at the American Legion Hall, El Dorado Post 119, located at 4561 Greenstone Road (between Highway 50 and Mother Lode Drive), near El Dorado.  Map to American Legion Hall

Upcoming General Meetings & Presentations:
Thur, Feb 19, 7:00 pm, American Legion Hall Guest speaker, Guy Nixon will present, "Stifle Claim - Past and Present." Also, member, Tony Charlton will address the mineral deposits and the rock hunting prospects of the area.
Thur, Mar 19, 7:00 pm, American Legion Hall The popular, "Tools of the Trade," will be presented by our talented members.
Guests are always welcome to attend!

Committee & Other Meetings:  
Thu Feb 12 New Member Orientation Meeting 6:30 pm Wheeldon Center
Tue Mar 3 Board Meeting 6:30 pm Wheeldon Center
More about Meetings                 More about Membership
 Map to General Meetings          Map to Wheeldon Center
Junior Rockhound Program: Top of page
Junior Rockhound meetings are usually held on the 2nd Thursday except during the summer break. This month's Junior meeting will be on Thursday, February 12, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  Please RSVP so that we will have enough activity supplies and refreshments on hand.   More about Junior Program & Education  
Lapidary & Jewelry Arts: Top of page
Lapidary Workshops are held at the Senior Center, 937 Spring St. on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m., and 5th Wednesday when it occurs. Workshops are open to everyone who has passed Lapidary Certification (you may sign up for Certification Classes during any General Meeting).

Jewelry Arts Classes are held at the Wheeldon Center, 312 Main St., on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays (or as scheduled), 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Sign up for classes is required.
 More about Lapidary & Jewelry Arts
Regular Lapidary Sched:
Feb 11 Machine Work
Feb 25 Machine Work
 
Variscite Cab
Mar 11 Machine Work
 
Variscite Cab
Mar 25 Machine Work
 Jewelry Arts Classes: Sign-up required
Tue, 2/10 & 24 - Sweetheart Necklace.
Sat, 2/21     -       Lampwork Beads.
Tue, 3/10 & 24 - Soldering
(limit 6
                      attendees).
Details are posted in members area (password req) and in newsletter
Other Activities and Info: Top of page

 We look forward to seeing you at our
32nd Annual Rock & Gem Show
October 17 & 18, 2015

El Dorado County Fairgrounds,
100 Placerville Drive, Placerville, CA

More about Show

We also hope you were able to stop by and see the
Mineral Displays in the Mining & Minerals Building,
at the 2014 EL DORADO COUNTY FAIR
County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville, CA
About EL DORADO COUNTY FAIR MINERALS DISPLAY

This year's Fair will be June 18 - 21, 2015.
Forms and entry rules will be posted soon.


******** MONTHLY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS ********
American Legion Hall, El Dorado Post 119
4561 Greenstone Road, Placerville

between Highway 50 and Mother Lode Drive).
Map to American Legion Hall

VISITORS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND!

We have special meetings in July (picnic) and
December (annual dinner & installation of officers).
Location of our July picnic is announced annually.
Check your newsletter or contact us for details.


******** LAPIDARY WORKSHOPS ********
Lapidary Workshops are held in the lapidary room
at the Senior Center, 937 Spring Street, Placerville

Map to Senior Center

******** COMMITTEE MEETINGS & CLASSES ********
Board Meetings, Committee Meetings, Junior Rockhound Meetings,
Jewelry Arts Classes and New Member Orientation
are held at our office and meeting facility at the
*Wheeldon Center, 312 Main Street, Suite 202, Placerville.
Map to the Wheeldon Center


*On October 30, 2013, the society named this facility
"The Wheeldon Center" in recognition of
George Wheeldon's influence and continuing education
 of earth sciences that he provides to both our
society members and the community.

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