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Placerville, California

El Dorado County
MINERAL and GEM SOCIETY

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Mailing Address
P. O. Box 950
Placerville, CA 95667

Telephone
(530) 676 - 2472

 


Field Trip Schedule

TIPS ON COLLECTING     SAFETY PROCEDURE 
FIELD TRIP RULES
  • ALL TRIPS REQUIRE ADVANCE SIGN-UP with the FIELD TRIP LEADER.
  • Additional information is available at our general meetings and in our monthly newsletter
  • Proof of personal liability insurance is required for participants who are not members of a CFMS society.
  • Adherence to AFMS Code of Ethicsand guidance of field trip leader is mandatory.
    • Schedule is Subject to Change Without Notice.
    • Please contact TRIP LEADER to SIGN UP and for additional information.
    • Field Trip Leaders are responsible for submitting trip information.
    • See MEMBERS AREA for contact information.
    Description/Location of
    Member's Field Trips & Other Events
      As of 6/5/17

    Apr 15 -16  Paradise, CA, for rodonite.

    Apr 23: Big X Mountain, (near Georgetown, CA) for quartz crystals

    May 4 - 6: Wiley's Well & Opal Hill, near Blythe, CA for agate and geodes

    May 6: Stifle Claim, Gray Eagle, Breedlove Rd, Bottlehill (near Georgetown, CA) Canceled due to low material

    May 20 - 21: Smith Valley,CA, for fluorite and Nevada lapis

    May 21: Cowboy Mine,Sand Canyon, NV, for garnet, epidote, quartz crystals

    Jun 3: Virgin Valley, NV, for precious opal. (FEE)

    Jun 3 - 4 (new date): Taylorsville, CA, for rose quartz

    Jun 22 - 25: Madras Pow Wow Gem & Mineral Show, OR field trips to ranches for jaspers, agates, many others. (FEE)

    Jun 15 - 18: El Dorado County Fair. EDCMGS members host the Mining and Minerals Building

    Jul 7 - 9: Dixie Valley, Bottomly Prospects, Lovelock, Churchill, Vista Valley, NV, for sulfur crystals, stibnite, nickel minerals, fossils, cinnabar, quartz crystals w/inclusions

    Jul 16: Cache Creek, CA, for jaspers

    Jul 22 - 23: Washington, CA, for argillite

    Aug 5 - 6: Alpine Co, CA, for silver ore, quartz crystals, pyrites, minerals

    Aug 18 - 20: Mono Crater, Deep Springs Valley, CA, for obsidian, quartz crystals

    Aug 19 - 26: Montana for sapphire & fossils. (FEE)

    Sep 16 - 17: Austin/Mount Aire, NV, for blue chat, fluorite, snake skin and daisy agate, ichthyosaur marine fossils

    Oct 5 - 7: Blandinet, UT, for petrified wood, hematite, jasper

    Oct 22-22: EDC Mineral & Gem Society ROCK & GEM SHOW, El Dorado County Fairgrounds, Placerville, CA

    Dec 9 - 10: Coldwater Canyon, CA, for chiastolite, FTL John Dolman, john95670@yahoo.com, 530272-3752


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    Also See Co-op Field Trip Chairmen's Association web site:  OURFIELDTRIPS.ORG

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