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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.
In our Society's pursuit to acquire a facility and storage space, we have set up a Go-Fund-Me page.  Please Click Here to find our more and/or donate to our cause. Thank you very much.
 


 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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 2021 General 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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MEMBER OF:
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California Federation of Mineralogical Societies
(CFMS)


American Federation of Mineralogical Societies
(AFMS)

American Lands Access Association (ALAA)

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 HOW TO
CONTACT US:

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

Telephone
(530) 676 - 2472

NOTE:
Contact information and details about activities are available in our Society's Newsletter, which is emailed to members at the beginning of each month.   Announcements are also  emailed to members  throughout the month.

 




MEETINGS
In July, we enjoyed sharing great food and visiting with our fellow rockhounds at our Annual Picnic.
Peridot gemOur next general membership meeting will be held on August 19th at the American Legion Hall.
 Information about the evening's presentation will be available soon.
Peridote image  (via irocks.com)
OTHER ACTIVITIES

 Junior Rockhound Program:                

Junior Member Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month except during summer months.  Junior meetings include presentations and activities.  Sign up is required
Upcoming Junior Meeting Topics: 
  Aug. 17 World of Miniatures
  Sep. 21 Shark Teeth/Fossils
  Oct. 19 Minerals in the Home
Nov. 16 preparing rock theme decorations for a Hwy 49 Tree
Dec. 21 Igneous & Sedimentary

 Jewelry Arts Classes: 

Jewelry Arts Class - Peyote Bracelet
This month's Jewelry Arts project is Peyote Bracelet Embelishments.
(2 possibilities are shown in photo)
The number of participants is limited. Sign-up is required. 
Please see the July Petroglyphs for details.

 Lapidary Workshop:     NO LAPIDARY WORKSHOPS AT THIS TIME            

Lapidary Workshops are usually held each Wednesday of the month, January thru November from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the County Senior Center, 937 Spring Street, Placerville. 
The Senior Center is closed at this time; therefore, Lapidary workshops are currently not available. We look forward to having workshops again soon and will let you know when the availability of the facility changes.
 
 Field Trips:
Our members plan and lead field trips to locations in Northern California, Nevada, and, occasionally, other areas. Material includes crystals, various minerals, and rocks. We sponsor day and weekend trips. Occasionally, the trips are longer, especially when traveling out of state. See our 2021 Field Trip Schedule

 ANNUAL EVENTS   

EL DORADO COUNTY FAIR
The 2021 County Fair is scheduled for September 23-26
Our society has hosted the Mining and Minerals Building at the annual El Dorado County Fair for many years. We host 30 case displays of Rock, Mineral, Lapidary and Handcrafted Jewelry.
During the Fair, you can also visit with our members and learn about rockhounding, jewelry-making and other club activities.
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ase display entry is open to the public. This year's Rules for entering exhibits and entry forms will be available soon.
The EDC Fairgrounds  Location:  100 Placerville Drive, Placerville, California

ROCK, GEM & JEWELRY SHOW

The EDCM&GS 2021 Show is scheduled for October16 & 17.  Our Society hosts an Annual Show, which includes dealers who provide an outstanding variety of quality gems, minerals, jewelry, gold, lapidary and jewelry-making supplies, equipment, and many other items. There are also case displays and activities for kids. This show is great for the whole family.
Show Location: El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Dirve, Placerville, California.


El DORADO COUNTY LIBRARY DISPLAYS - September
Our members set up exhibits in the County's Main Library for one month each year. Displays include rocks, gems, jewelry and field trips. We also provide educational handouts and information about our Show. It's always a pleasure to show the public what gem clubs like ours are all about. The Library is located at 345 Fair Lane, Placerville, California.