EDC Mineral & Gem Society
Placerville, California

El Dorado County


The mission of the El Dorado County Mineral and Gem Society is to offer a congenial and proactive environment in which to study and share interests in rocks and minerals,
earth sciences and the lapidary arts.

The Society:

 What's Happening

 About Us

 Monthly Meetings




Activities & Events:

 Field Trips

 Trip Schedule 


 Rock & Gem Show

 County Fair Display


 2017 Calendar

 (password required)

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 the American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Road (between Highway 50 and Mother Lode Drive near El Dorado - See Map)

Upcoming General Meetings & Presentations:

Our next General Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 18, at the American Legion Hall. ~ Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.
Guests are always welcome to attend!

 Board & Other Meetings and Classes


May 09

Jewelry Arts Class

6:30 p.m.

Wheeldon Center
Please register to attend


May 16

Junior Meeting 6:00-7:00  p.m. Wheeldon Center
Please RSVP


Jun 1

Board Meeting 6:30 p.m. Wheeldon Center
See Lapidary Arts section below for Workshop Schedule.

Map to General Meetings            Map to Wheeldon Center

 Junior Rockhound Program:                   Junior's Page

Junior Member Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. (New day for Meeting) at the Wheeldon Center, 312 Main Street, downtown Placerville. See information about this month's activities on the Junior Members' Page.   Please RSVP by email if you plan to attend the meeting so an appropriate amount of material can be provided. Thank you.
     More about Society's Education/Junior Program              Map to Wheeldon Center

 Lapidary Arts:

Lapidary Workshops are held on the 2nd, 3rd & 4th Wednesdays, 6:30 - 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 RSVP by email or sign up at the General Meetings               Map-SeniorCenter.pdf

 Jewelry Arts:

Jewelry Arts Classes are generally scheduled on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m, at the Wheeldon Center, 312 Main Street. Sign up for classes is required. 2017 class list will be posted in the Members Area as soon as available.    Map-Wheeldon Center
 Upcoming Field Trips - April-June
May 4-6: Wiley's Well
May 6:  Stifle Claim - Canceled
May 21: Cowboy Mine, NV
See Field Trip Page for more trips  
See Members Area for details (password protected)
Information is Subject to Change.  Always sign up with Field Trip Leader

 Other Activities:

We hope you will join us for
our annual

Rock & Gem Show
October 21 & 22, 2017
at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds,

100 Placerville Drive, Placerville, CA

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Also please stop by and visit with us and see
over 30 Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Displays
in the Mining & Minerals Building
during the
JUNE 15 - 18, 2017


About the El Dorado County Fair
100 Placerville Drive, Placerville, CA 95667

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