We hope you were able to attend our 33rd Annual Rock & Gem Show, "Crystals Around the World." 
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EDC Mineral & Gem Society
Placerville, California

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

 Forms

 2017 Calendar

MEMBERS AREA
 (password required)

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

Upcoming General Meetings & Presentations:

At our October General Meeting we had a entertaining and informative presentation by member, Kimberly Andrews, about unique rocks, physical geology, and key historical events of the United Kingdom. Thank you, Kimberly!
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At our November 16th General Membership Meeting, we will host our three annual Contests:  
(1) Photography - 2017 Photo Contest Rules 
(2) Suiseki - 2017 Suiseki Contest Rules 
(3) Love of Rocks - Love of Rocks Contest
All current members are eligible to participate in any of the contests.
TIMES:
General Membership Meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.
Registration for contests:  6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Doors to Hall will be opened at 6:00 p.m. for contest set up and registration.
Our regularly scheduled presentation for November meetings is: "What Did You Do Last Summer?"  Presenter to be announced.

Visitors are Always Welcome!    Map to General Meetings

 Board & Other Meetings and Activities

Thu  11/02 6:30 pm Board Meeting Senior Center
Tue 11/14 6:30 pm New Member Orientation Senior Center
Tue 11/14 6:30 pm Jewelry Arts - Beaded Ornament Senior Center
Tue 11/21 6:00 pm Junior Member Meeting Senior Center
Thu 11/30 6:30 pm Long Range Planning Meeting tba
Thu  12/07 6:30 pm Board Meeting Senior Center
Tue 12/12 6:30 pm Jewelry Arts - Beaded Ornament Senior Center

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, 950 Spring Street, Placerville. Announcements regarding meeting are sent directly to Junior members.   

More about our Junior & Other Educational Programs

 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 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. Sign up sheet is available at General Meetings. See above calendar for listings.
 Field Trips - November & December
Nov 3 - 7* South Cady Mtns near Newberry Springs, CA, for seam agate, jasper, chalcedony, selenite, iron oxide, thulelite
Nov 7 Clark Mountain near Baker, CA, for Smithsonite/copper & lead material. NOTE: This is a separate trip *or depart from Cady trip site on the morning of the November 7
Dec 9 - 10 Coldwater Canyon, CA, for chiastolite

 Other Activities:


We hope you were able to  join us for our 33rd Annual

ROCK & GEM SHOW
October 21 & 22, 2017
"Crystals Around the World"
El Dorado County Fairgrounds,

100 Placerville Drive, Placerville, CA

World Class Dealers!   Case Displays!
Jewelry-making Demonstrations!
Free Activities & Rocks for Kids!



We hope that you were able to visit with us
and enjoyed seeing over 30 cases of
Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry & Educational Displays
in the Mining & Minerals Building during the
EL DORADO COUNTY FAIR

 More about Society Display

Link to El Dorado County Fair