EDC Mineral & Gem Society Logo
Placerville, 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, 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

General Meetings & Presentations:

Our next General Meeting will be Thursday, November 15, when we will hold our annual Photo, Suiseki and Love-of-Rocks Contests.  "Stay Tuned" for details! 
Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.  
Visitors are always welcome.   Map

 Board & Other Meetings and Activities

Schedule is subject to change.
Tue 10/23 6:30 pm Jewelry Arts Senior Center
Wed  10/24 6:00 pm Lapidary Workshop Senior Center
Thur 11/01 6:30 pm Board Meeting tba
Thur 11/13 6:30 pm Jewelry Arts Senior Center
Wed 11/14 6:30 pm Lapidary Senior Center
Tue 11/20 6:00 pm Junior Meeting Senior Center
Wed 11/21 6:30 pm Lapidary Senior Center
Tue 11/27 6:30 pm Jewelry Arts Senior Center
Wed 11/28 6:30 pm Lapidary 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, 937 Spring Street, Placerville.
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  More about Lapidary

 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 Classes, please contact Jewelry Arts Chairperson or sign up at the General Meetings.  Our September Project will be wire-wrapped pendant. 
More about Jewelry Arts
 Field Trips

Please See Field Trip Schedule for 2018 List

 Other Activities:


Hot Rocks - Gifts from EarthWe hope that you were able to attend our 34th Annual Show, held October 20 & 22, 2018, at the County Fairgrounds,  Placerville, CA.
Special thanks to our wonderful DEALERS  and MEMBERS who made it happen!   (more about the show)

We currently have a Rock and Mineral display at the Placerville Library. The display will be there through the end of October.  The library is located at 345 Fair Lane, Placerville
   Tuesday 12pm 7pm
   Wednesday 12pm 7pm
   Thursday 10am 5pm
   Friday 10am 5pm
   Saturday 10am 5pm
   (Closed Sunday & Monday)

We look forward to seeing you at the next El Dorado County Fair, June 2019 when we will be hosting the Mining and Minerals Displays.