El Dorado County


The Society:
green dot  What's Happening
green dot  About Us
green dot  Monthly Meetings

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 About Membership

green dot   Education

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green dot  Education  includes
  School Presentations and
  Junior Program
green dot  Education  includes
 School Presentations and
 Junior Programs
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

Area's Educational  Opportunities:

Gold Bug Park, Placerville

Gold Discovery Park, Coloma

Strike it Rich Adventures

Natural History Museum, Sierra College, Rocklin, California

Also see:

See   "Visitor Links"

See other "Links"




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

(530) 676 - 2472

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El Dorado Mineral and Gem Society
promotes education about the earth sciences for all of its members and the public. The society maintains a library and has presentations at each meeting.

Society members collect rock and mineral material on field trips to identify and share with other members. The club shares material and information with the public at the county fair and at the club's Annual Gem Show by through displays and demonstrations.

The society members make and fill grab bags that contain samples of rock and minerals collected. Donated proceeds that the club receives from the bags go into a Scholarship Fund. The club contributes annually to an Earth Science and Lapidary Arts Scholarship Fund. 

Society members make presentations to elementary students throughout the  El Dorado County school district to provide an informative and educational program. The society also advises students on how they can display their mineral collections at the El Dorado County Fair.

Contact us to schedule a presentation at your school, by telephone (530) 676-2472, by email, or by mail at El Dorado County Mineral & Gem Society, P. O. Box 950, Placerville, CA 95667.

The El Dorado Mineral and Gem Society has an educational program for younger members. Meetings include both study and craft activities. The objective of the activities is to help junior members understand collecting, earth resources, rocks and minerals, fossils, lapidary arts, showmanship in displaying collections, and communication. Junior members may also earn badges offered by the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS).

From time to time, special rock related field trips are held just for our junior members. Junior members are also welcome to attend the society's regular field trips. A parent or guardian must always accompany the junior member on field trips, meetings, lapidary workshops, or any other society activity.

Junior Membership & Meetings:
School age children 5 to 17 may join as individual junior members or be included in a Household Membership.

Visitors are welcome to attend a junior meeting to see if the program would be suitable for their child by sending an
RSVP After your child becomes a member, you will receive a monthly notice about the topic of the upcoming junior meeting.

Junior Meetings are held monthly 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 and occasionally at other sites.

Junior members and family are also welcome to attend the society's regular general meeting.  General membership meetings include a presentation of topics about earth sciences, lapidary, collecting, etc.; and announcements are made about the society's many activities. General membership meetings are held at the American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Road (between Highway 50 and Mother Lode Drive), near El Dorado. 

For information about joining our society, please visit our Membership Page or contact us at:

El Dorado County Mineral & Gem Society
P.O. Box 950
Placerville, CA 95667
For dues information for Household, Individuals or Juniors, please see our society's Membership Application.

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