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


 2016 Calendar

 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:

Next General Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 19, at the American Legion Hall, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Come Celebrate! Come celebrate our Society's 68th Anniversary! 

Our presentation will be a video exploration of Petrified Forest National Park highlighting the fossil remains of a Triassic forest.

Guests are always welcome to attend!

Committee & Other Meetings:



Feb 2

Board Meeting  

6:30 pm

Wheeldon Center


Feb 21

Junior Meeting  

6:00 to 7:30 pm

Wheeldon Center
 Please RSVP


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


 Junior Rockhound Program:

Junior Member meetings will be held on a new meeting day: 3rd Tuesday of the month.(except during the summer months).  Meetings are held at the Wheeldon Center, 312 Main Street, downtown Placerville. See information about this month's activities on the Junior Members' Page
Please RSVP if you plan to attend the meeting so an appropriate amount of material can be provided. Thank you
     More about Society's Eucation/Junior Program              Map to Wheeldon Center

 Lapidary & Jewelry 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 Classes are on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.at the Wheeldon Center, 312 Main Street.  Sign up for classes is required2017 details will be posted in the Members Area as soon as available.  
Map-Wheeldon Center

 Upcoming Field Trips:

January all month: 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.

January 23-27: Wileys Well Area: Our first field trip of the new year will be a week of rockhounding at classic geode, agate and fire opal sites. Shorter stays welcome. FTL: Paul Zellmer, 760-486-1521, ziglog23@gmail.com.  View details in Members Area or contact Paul for more information.

 Other Activities:

We hope you will be able to 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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We also hope you will be able to stop by and
visit with us and 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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