El Dorado County


The Society:
green dot  What's Happening
red dot  About Us
green dot  Monthly Meetings
green dot  Membership
green dot  Education  includes
  School Presentations and
  Junior Program
green dot  Scholarship
Activities & Events:
green dot  Field Trips
green dot  Trip Schedule
green dot  Lapidary/Jewelry
green dot  Rock & Gem Show
green dot  County Fair Display
 (password required)
Other Interests:
green dot  Stifle-Traverse Area
green dot  Links & References


Mailing Address
P. O. Box 950
Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 676 - 2472

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About us

The El Dorado Mineral and Gem Society of Placerville, California, was founded in January 1949 and is a 501c3 nonprofit educational organization.The society's mission is to learn about and share interests in rocks, minerals, fossils, earth sciences, and the lapidary arts.

The society holds monthly meetings, has a junior program and sponsors a variety of special events including field trips, lapidary classes, jewelry arts classes, an annual rock and gem show and hosts the county fair mineral displays.

The society publishes a monthly
Newsletter, which is free to its members via email.

In its support of earth science education, the society contributes to college scholarship funds, and members make presentations at local elementary schools and shares rock and material with them.

It is affiliated with the California Federation of Mineralogical Societies, which is one of seven regions belonging to the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies.

The Society is also a member of the "Co-op" Field Trip Leaders Association. "Co-op" is a formal nonprofit organization consisting of several Northern California societies that share field trips.


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