Displays  Dealers
Fluorescent Tent
Geode Cutting

Rock I. D.
Bargain Rocks
Join us for our 34th Annual
Rock & Gem Show
October 20 & 21, 2018
Hours 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Daily
El Dorado County Fairgrounds
100 Placerville Drive, Placerville, CA
Dear Dealers:  
If you have a question or wish to leave us information, please use our Dealer form so we can reply quickly.  Just enter your Name, Dealer Name and any information. If you would like us to call or email you, be sure to leave a tele# and/or email where we can reach you even if you are traveling.

Please also let us know how many of you and your staff wish to join us for the Dealer Dinner. You won't want to miss it!   Just let us know the first names. We will also confirm this with you when you check in.

Thanks very much!  We look forward to seeing you very soon.
EDCM&G Rock & Gem Show Committee

EDC Mineral & Gem Society LogoPlacerville, 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


Please contact Webmaster if you would like to share web site links or have comments about the site.


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 General Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 18, starting at 7:00 p.m The ever-popular Jim Hutchings will make a presentation about what every rockhound would like to know:  the Principals of Mineral Identification.

Visitors are always welcome to attend our meetings!
See Map

 Board & Other Meetings and Activities

Thur 10/04 6:30 pm Board Meeting tba
Tue 10/09 6:00 pm Jewelry Arts Senior Center
Wed  10/10 6:00 pm Lapidary Workshop Senior Center
Tue 10/16 6:00 pm Junior Meeting Senior Center
Wed  10/17 6:00 pm Lapidary Workshop Senior Center




   9:00 am Show Set up begins   Fairgrounds
12:00 noon Dealer Set up begins  Forni Bldg 
   6:00 p.m.  Dealer Dinner  Organ Room 
Sat 10/20 10 am - 5 pm Show Hours  Fairgrounds
Sun 10/21 10 am - 5 pm  Show Hours
  "    "  5 pm - 7 pm Show Takedown          " 
Tue 10/23 6:30 pm Jewelry Arts Senior Center
Wed  10/24 6:00 pm Lapidary Workshop Senior Center
Thur 11/01 6:30 pm Board Meeting tba
Always Sign Up for Jewelry Arts, Lapidary and Junior Program.
Schedule is subject to change.
Map to Senior Center ng>       

 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

 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

 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.  Our September Project will be wire-wrapped pendant. 
More about Jewelry Arts
 Field Trips
August 18 Grass Valley for argillite (red, green banded)
Please See Field Trip Schedule for 2018 List

 Other Activities:

We look forward to seeing you at our
34th Annual

October 20 - 21, 2018

Hot Rocks - Gifts from Earth

Gifts from Earth

 El Dorado County Fairgrounds
100 Placerville Drive, Placerville, CA 95667,
off Highway 50, Exit 45

Please use this link to contact our
Show Dealer Chairperson.

See you there!