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
___________

 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 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:

At our next General meeting will be held on Thursday, September 20, starting at 7:00 p.m., at the American Legion Hall.  We'll announce the topic of our presentation very soon.     
Visitors are always welcome to attend our meetings!
See Map       
Coming Soon.... Details about our November Photo, Suiseki, and Love of Rocks Contests!

 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 08/21 6:00 pm Junior Meeting 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
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. At their August 21 meeting, Juniors will bring a rock that they collected this summer.
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 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.
More about Jewelry Arts
 Field Trips
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.

See you there!