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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
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 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:

Winter treeAt our January 16 meeting, we celebrated our  Society's 71st Anniversery.  Member, Doug Lash, gave a pictorial presentation about our Society's history.

Our next General Membership meeting will be held on Thursday, February 19, at the American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Road, Placerville, California.

The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m.


There will be refreshments and a presentation (topic to be announced).     Visitors are always welcome!
Note:  2020 Dues are due.  Please mail-in your payment along with a completed copy of the  Membership Renewal form.

 Junior Rockhound Program:                  

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 presentationsJunior's Page and activities during our meetings.  Sign-up is required.
More about our Junior & Other Educational Programs.

 Lapidary Arts:

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.
To sign up for Workshops and Certification Classes is required. 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., in Diamond Springs.  More about Jewelry Arts 
Upcoming classes: 
Jan.14 - Beginning Wirework
Jan. 28- Beginnings & endings, stringing, connections & leather connections.
 Field Trips
  
We will meet in January 2020 to plan our field trips for this year. We will send an email to all members giving the time and location.

 2020 Events

JUNE 2020:   EL DORADO COUNTY FAIR DISPLAYS
Our society hosts the Mining and Minerals Building at the El Dorado County Fair each June. This is a great time for the whole family to see over 30 Minerals Displays. While enjoying the displays you can visit with our members and learn what our society is all about.
The Fairgrounds is located at 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667

Note: CASE DISPLAY ENTRY is open to the Public. 
2020 Entry rules will be posted several months before the event. For Reference, here are the 2019 Entry Rules         Map 
AUGUST 2020:  COUNTY LIBRARY DISPLAY
Our members provide Rock and Mineral educational displays at the  Placerville Library each year during the month of August.
The library is located at 345 Fair Lane, Placervillle, CA    Map  
OCTOBER 2020:  ANNUAL ROCK, GEM & JEWELRY SHOW
October 17 & 18, 2020, at the
El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville, CA 95667
Our shows include minerals, jewelry, findings, fossils, petrified wood, gold, meteorites, amber, opal, geodes, rough & finished material, slabs, lapidary supplies, tools, equipment, books, kits, and unique gifts.
Free rocks & activities for kids!  A great show for experienced rockhounds and fun for the whole family.

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OUR 2019 SHOW.
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