EDC Mineral & Gem Society Logo
Placerville, CA

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

 Yearly Calendar

 Permission is required for Calendar and Schedules.

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:
         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

General Meetings & Presentations:

Our next Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 21, beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Jay Buscio will present, "Mineral Collecting in the California Mother Lode." He will bring some of his found specimens for us to see.
Visitors are always welcome!
  Map to American Legion Hall 

 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, 937 Spring Street, Placerville.
More about our Junior & Other Educational Programs    Map to Senior Center   

 Lapidary Arts:

Lapidary Workshops are held on the 2nd, 3rd & 4th Wednesdays, 6:00 - 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 contact Lapidary Chairperson or sign up at the General Meetings  More about Lapidary      
Map to Senior Center   

 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. To sign up for Classes, please contact Jewelry Arts Chairperson or sign up at the General Meetings. 
More about Jewelry Arts      Map to Senior Center   
 Field Trips

Field trips will resume in 2019.

 Other Activities:
Details about all of these events will be posted very soon.

Rocks Gems MineralsOctober 19 & 20, 2019  
We look foreward to seeing you at our 2019 Rock, Gem & Mineral Show at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville, CA. 

Our members will  provide a Rock and Mineral display at the Placerville Library during the month of August, 2019.  The library is located at 345 Fair Lane, Placerville

We will host the Mining and Minerals Building at the El Dorado County Fair, June 13 - 16, 2019. This is a great time for the whole family to see over 30 Minerals Displays and get to know what our society is all about.