EDC Mineral & Gem Society LogoPlacerville, CA

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:

 What's Happening

 About Us

 Monthly Meetings

 Membership

  Education  includes
  School Presentations and
  Junior Program

 Scholarship

Activities & Events:

 Field Trips

 Trip Schedule 

 Lapidary/Jewelry

 Rock & Gem Show

 County Fair Display

 Yearly Calendar

MEMBERS AREA
 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


MEMBER OF:

California Federation of Mineralogical Societies
(CFMS)


American Federation of Mineralogical Societies
(AFMS)



Field Trip Chairmen's Association Inc.
("Co-op")

American Lands Access Assoc. (ALAA)
American Lands Access Association(ALAA)

We host the Mining & Minerals Building
at the:

El Dorado County Fair
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 HOW TO
CONTACT US:

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 950
Placerville, CA 95667

Telephone
(530) 676 - 2472

email

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

 Meetings:

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 Road
         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 on August 16 starting at 7:00 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Road near El Dorado. 
Professor Emeritus, Charles Dailey, will make a presentation that will include his experiences in teaching field paleontology at the Sierra College, Rocklin, and involvment with the Sierra college Natural History Museum History Museum.
Visitors are always welcome to attend our meetings!
See Map

 Board & Other Meetings and Activities

Thur 08/02 6:30 pm Board Meeting Location tba
Wed  08/08 6:00 pm Lapidary Workshop Senior Center
Tue 08/14 6:30 pm Jewelry Arts Senior Center
Wed  8/15 6:00 pm Lapidary Workshop Senior Center
Tue 08/28 6:30 pm Jewelry Arts Senior Center
Thur 08/22 6:00 pm Lapidary Workshop Senior Center
Tue 08/28 6:30 pm Jewelry Arts Senior Center
Thur 09/06 6:30 pm Board Meeting Location tba
Junior August Meeting tba
Always Sign Up for Jewelry Arts, Lapidary and Junior Program.
Schedule is subject to change.
Map to Senior Center        

 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. 

Announcements regarding meetings are emailed directly to Junior members. 

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 

 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 Workshops and Certification Classes, please contact Jewelry Arts Chairperson or sign up at the General Meetings. 
August Project will be beaded bracelets.  See photo.  Mateials can be purchased at Basically Beads, Diamond Springs.
 Field Trips
Next trip:
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
ROCK & GEM SHOW
October 20 - 21, 2018

featuring


"Hot Rocks"

Gifts from the Earth  

El Dorado County Fairgrounds
100 Placerville Drive, Placerville, CA 95667,
off Highway 50, Exit 45
SEE MORE ABOUT THE SHOW

DEALER INQUIRIES ARE INVITED
Please use this link to contact our
Show Dealer Chairperson.

Thank you