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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:

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, 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 

Upcoming General Meeting & Presentation:


geode graphicDue to the virus, we have not been able to hold our regular meetngs and classes.  Resuming our schedule is very important to our Society. However, we want to do it in a very safe way.

We hope to restart activities soon and will send members an announcement as soon as the decision can be made. Be sure to check your emails, newsletters, and this website for updates.

We look forward to seeing you all again soon!

Stay Safe,
Jackie Cerrato


NOTE THAT THIS YEAR'S EL DORADO COUNTY FAIR HAS BEEN CANCELED.



 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 Diamtond Springs except for some holiday periods.
Classes: to be rescheduled 
 Field Trips:  CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 
Our members lead and participate in field trips usually in Northern California and Nevada. Trips are 'on hold' because of the current travel and group restrictions. We look forward to resuming our activities as soon as permitted.
Our 2020 Field Trip Schedule will be posted as soon as trips are again possible. (See 2019 list for examples)

 Upcoming 2020 Events

JULY 2020 - El Dorado County Fair - Canceled
The Mining & Mineral Building is traditionally hosted by he El Dorado County Mineral and Gem Society.  However, this year's Fair has been canceled due to Public Safety.

OCTOBER 17 & 18, 2020
36th Annual ROCK, GEM & JEWELRY SHOW
Hosted by the El Dorado County Mineral & Gem Society.   Hours:  10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily

faceted gem This year's show theme is, "Treasures in the Rough." 
Dealers will bring many treasures for all to enjoy!
Lapidary and jewelry-making artisans will demonstrate how rocks, minerals and crystals can be transformed into other "Treasures." 
Enjoy viewing case displays and other exhibits.
faceted gem This annual event will feature about 50 dealers who will bring worldwide  minerals, jewelry, findings, fossils, petrified wood, gold, amber, opal, geodes, meteorites, spheres, lapidary supplies, tools, equipment, books, kits, and unique gifts.  Items will include slabs and other rough & finished material.
faceted gem Free Rocks and Activities for Kids!
faceted gem This is a great event for experienced Rockhounds, Collectors, and those who want to Learn about Rockhounding.  Fun for the Whole Family!
faceted gem Food and refreshments available. 
faceted gem Location:
El Dorado County Fairgrounds
100 Placerville Drive
Placerville, CA  95667   
                       
             
Exit 44B off Highway 50                   
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CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR SHOW.