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El Dorado County
MINERAL and GEM SOCIETY

EARTH SCIENCES  - LAPIDARY ARTS  - SHARING INTERESTS


The Society:
image   What's Happening
image  About Us
image  Monthly Meetings
image  Membership
image   Education  includes
  School Presentations and
  Junior Program
image  Scholarship
Activities & Events:
image  Field Trips
red bead graphic     Trip Schedule
image  Lapidary/Jewelry
image  Rock & Gem Show
image  County Fair Display
image  2021 Calendar
MEMBERS AREA
Other Interests:
dot image   Stifle-Traverse Area
image  Links & References
image  Visitor Links

SITES TO HELP
WITH TRAVEL
Yahoo Maps
-Placerville Weather

- Nat'l Weather
/Local
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Nat'l Weather
/Reno
- Weather.com
- Road Conditions
  Tele# CALTRANS:

  1-800-427-ROAD
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MapQuest.com
 
CONTACT US:
You may EMAIL US and we will forward your request to the field trip leader

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

Telephone
(530) 676 - 2472

 


Field Trip Schedule

TIPS ON COLLECTING     SAFETY PROCEDURE 
FIELD TRIP RULES
  • Field trips are open to all rockhounds who agree to abide by the AFMS Code of Ethics , the directions of the field trip leader and practice safe rockhounding.
  • Contact the field trip leader beforehand to sign up and for further information.
  • Remember to wear your name badge and sign in and out with the field trip leader.
  • A Consent and Assumption of Risk Waiver of Liability form must be signed upon arrival at meeting site.

THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO SIGN UP FOR FIELD TRIPS AHEAD OF TIME
SO YOU CAN BE CONTACTED IN CASE THERE ARE CHANGES
.

*Rain dates are June 18-21, 2021.
El Dorado County Mineral & Gem Society
2021 FIELD TRIP & EVENT SCHEDULE
2021
DATES
DESCRIPTION
   
Apr 2 - 5 Chinese Camp, CA,  for opalite, and  Bagby, CA, for Mariposite, crystals, and  jade.    
Apr 25
Colfax area, CA, for petrified wood, gold, and crystals.

Jun 26, 27, 28

California Federation of Mineralogical Societies, (CFMS) Show & Conference   2021 CFMS SHOW CANCELED. 
Jun 26-28 Nevada for lapis (June 26) and quartz crystals (June 27 & 28)
 
Jul 17 Ford Point, Foresthill Divide, CA, for various types of quartz crystals in sandstone.
 
Aug 06-08
Northwestern Nevada for Tuledad agate petrified wood, chalcedony and "yard rocks"
Aug 22
Nevada City, CA, for Argillite (colors of goldenrod/silver gray/red)
Sep 18-21
 Upcoming Field Trip: Nevada for crystals in rhyolite, agate, sulfur crystals and silver ore.  Please sign up at meetings.

Sep 21
CANCELED
Crystal Peak, NV", for quartz crystals.
Sep 23 - 26
CANCELED
EL DORADO COUNTY FAIR - The El Dorado County Mineral & Gem Society hosts the Mining & Minerals Building at the El Dorado County Fair, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville California.
CANCELED. Fairgrounds being utilized as the base camp for the Caldor Fire,
Oct 15-18  Upcoming Field Trip: Southern Sierra Nevada Foothills: Chinese Camp, CA, for opalite and magnesite;  and Bagby for mariposite, quartz crystals and jade  Please sign up at meetings
Oct 16 - 17
CANCELED


SHOW CANCELED
ROCK & GEM SHOW
- Dealers, Displays, Demonstrations - Kid's Activities -  El Dorado County  Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville, California.
Nov 21, or 28, or,
Dec 5, 12 or  18
Upcoming Field trip - Georgetown, CA, for clear, smoky and milky white quartz crystals. Please sign up at meetings
 

Updated 09/02/21

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