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


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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:
         American Legion Hall
         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 Membership Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 15, beginning at 7:00 p.m, at the American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Rd, Placerville, CA. 
Ever see an opening to an abandoned underground mine? Member and geologist, Byron Anderson, will explain the reasons why we might be tempted to enter a mine and the hazards that could await us. His presentation will cover both California and Nevada mines.
Visitors are Always Welcome!     
Map to General Meetings

 Board & Other Meetings and Activities

 Thu 03/01 6:30 pm Board Meeting Senior Center
 Tue 03/13 6:30 pm Jewelry Arts Senior Center
 Tue 03/20 6:00 pm Junior Program Senior Center
 Tue 03/27 6:30 pm Jewelry Arts Senior Center
Map to Senior Center         See Lapidary Schedule below

 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. Sign up sheet is available at General Meetings
   UPCOMING CLASSES:    (Full list in February newsletter)
   Tue, Mar 13 - Wire Bundle Cuff
   Tue, Mar 27 - Finish Cuff and explore possible variations
 Field Trips - March 2018    See Field Trip Schedule for 2018 List
Mar 17 Yuba River for Yuba blue and rice rock
Mar 30-31 Tonopah, NV for Apache tears, agate, wonderstone (fee)

 Other Activities:

We look forward to seeing you at our
34th Annual
October 20 - 21, 2018

featuring "HOT ROCKS!"
The unique Rocks, Gems, Minerals
& Geology of Volcanos!

2018 Show details will be posted soon.