EDC Mineral & Gem Society
Placerville, California

El Dorado County


The mission of the El Dorado County Mineral and Gem Society is to offer a congenial and proactive environment in which to study and share interests in rocks and minerals,
earth sciences and the lapidary arts.

The Society:

 What's Happening

 About Us

 Monthly Meetings




Activities & Events:

 Field Trips

 Trip Schedule 


 Rock & Gem Show

 County Fair Display


 2017 Calendar

 (password required)

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 the American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Road (between Highway 50 and Mother Lode Drive near El Dorado; Map)


Upcoming General Meetings & Presentations:

Our next General Meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 16, at the American Legion Hall beginning at 7:00 p.m.
The evening's Presentation will be about the trails the early miners and their families used to reach the rich gold fields of California.
Dee Owens, a retired Buckeye School teacher and current trail mapper with the Oregon-California Trails Association, will explain how the association mapping teams find trail locations using a variety of resources, work in the field, map the routes and work with government agencies and private landowners to preserve the trails.There were five main emigrant trails leading to the mining camps in El Dorado County for which Dee will provide background.
Guests are always welcome to attend!

Committee & Other Meetings


Feb 21

Junior Meeting  

6:00 to 7:30 pm

Wheeldon Center
 Please RSVP


Mar 2

Board Meeting 6:30 p.m. Wheeldon Center

More about Meetings                   More about Membership
Map to General Meetings            Map to Wheeldon Center


 Junior Rockhound Program:

Junior Member Meetings are now held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Wheeldon Center, 312 Main Street, downtown Placerville. See information about this month's activities on the Junior Members' Page.   Please RSVP by email if you plan to attend the meeting so an appropriate amount of material can be provided. Thank you
     More about Society's Education/Junior Program              Map to Wheeldon Center

 Lapidary Arts:

Lapidary Workshops are held on the 2nd, 3rd & 4th Wednesdays, 6:30 - 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 RSVP by email or sign up at the General Meetings               Map-SeniorCenter.pdf

 Jewelry Arts:

Jewelry Arts Classes are generally scheduled on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m, at the Wheeldon Center, 312 Main Street. Sign up for classes is required. 2017 class list will be posted in the Members Area as soon as available.         Map-Wheeldon Center
 Upcoming Field Trips:

Quartzite, AZ, offers continuous shows, rockhounding, buying and training opportunities. There are low cost and even free camp sites in the area. Most are dry camping. Many old timers will be there for directions and rockhound wisdom. For more information, go to: Quartzsite, Arizona, A Rockhound's Paradise. Wiley's Well Area - Field trip canceled due to weather

Field trip list will be posted on the "Field Trips Schedule" page soon

 Other Activities:

We hope you will join us for our annual
Rock & Gem Show
which we will host on
October 21 &  18, 2017
at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds,
Placerville Drive, Placerville, CA

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Also please stop by and visit with us
while you see over 30 Mineral Displays
in the Mining & Minerals Building
during the
JUNE 15 - 18, 2017


About the El Dorado County Fair
100 Placerville Drive, Placerville, CA 95667

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