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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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 Placerville Weather

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Junior's Page

MEMBER OF:
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California Federation of Mineralogical Societies
(CFMS)


American Federation of Mineralogical Societies
(AFMS)



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

HOW TO
CONTACT US:
Mailing Address
P. O. Box 950
Placerville, CA 95667
Telephone
(530) 676 - 2472

email

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 Meetings:

Upcoming General Meeting & Presentation:


We'll hold our General Membership meeting on October 15, via Zoom.  Details and link will be emailed.

About our Society's situation with the virus:

Due to the virus, we have not been able to hold our regular physical meetIngs and classes.  We will restart regular activities as soon as safety can be assured.

In the meantime, onlined meetings are being held via Zoom and are announced via email to members. Please check your emails  for updates.  We look forward to seeing you all again soon!

Also, because of the Coronavirus, the El Dorado Mineral and Gem Society has made the very difficult decision to cancel our upcoming October show.  This decision was not made lightly.

Stay Safe,
Jackie Cerrato
President



 Junior Rockhound Program:    CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE      

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  CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE          

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. Please contact Lapidary Chairperson or sign up at the General Meetings    More about Lapidary

 Jewelry Arts:   CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE  

Jewelry Arts Classes arare usually scheduled on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m., in Diamond Springs except for some holiday periods.

 Field Trips:
Our members lead and participate in field trips usually in Northern California and Nevada. Field trips are being announced by email and in our newsletter as scheduled.
2020 field trips have included:
Washington, CA, for argillite
Ebbetts Pass, CA, area to explore the mineralization of the area
Duck Lake, NV, for Tuledad agate, petrified wood.
Crystal Peak, NV, for quartz crystals.
Grimes Point area, NV, for wonderstone rhyolite
Fallon, NV, for selenite/dolomite with side trip to Austin for fluorite.

 2020 Events

JULY 2020 - El Dorado County Fair  -  CANCELED
The Mining & Minerals Building has been hosted by the El Dorado County Mineral and Gem Society for many years. The 2020 County Fair was canceled due to the Coronavirus.
OCTOBER 17 & 18, 2020  -  CANCELED
36th Annual ROCK, GEM & JEWELRY SHOW
Hosted by the El Dorado County Mineral & Gem Society.  
Our Society's 2020 Rock & Gem Show has been canceled due to the   Coronavirus.