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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.

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  The Society:

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 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

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Other Interests:

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 Links & References

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MEMBER OF:
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California Federation of Mineralogical Societies
(CFMS)


American Federation of Mineralogical Societies
(AFMS)


Field Trip Chairmen's Association Inc.
("Co-op")

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

 

MEETINGS
Our next General Meeting will be followed by our annual our Annual Silent Auction out-of-doors at the American Legion Hall on Thursday, May 15. Information about the Auction will be in our newsletter and emailed to members.
Use of masks and distancing will be observed.
 
OTHER ACTIVITIES

 Junior Rockhound Program:     NO JUNIOR MEETINGS AT THIS TIME            

Junior Member Meetings are usually held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month except during summer months.  We have presentations and activities during our meetings. Sign-up is required.
Currently, classes are not being held because of the virus.

 Jewelry Arts Classes:

We are presently conducting jewelry arts classes. The number of participants is limited. Please watch for emails and articles in our newsletter for upcoming class 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.
The Senior Center and our Shop are are closed at this time.
 Field Trips:
Our members plan and lead field trips to locations in Northern California, Nevada, and 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

 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 usually host over 30 cases of Rock, Mineral, Lapidary and Jewelry case displays.
During the Fair, you can also visit with our members and learn about rockhounding and jewelry-making.
Case display entry is open to the public
. This year's Rules for entering exhibits and other information about our display at the Fair will be available soon.
The EDC Fairgrounds are located at 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville, California 
ANNUAL ROCK, GEM & JEWELRY SHOW
Our 2021 Show is scheduled for October16 & 17
Our society hosts dealers who provide an outstanding variety of quality gems, minerals, jewelry, lapidary supplies, tools, and equipment. The show will be held at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville, California

EL DORADO COUNTY LIBRARY DISPLAY: 
We'll have exhibits on display during the month of September

Our members set up rock, gem, handmade jewelry and field trip exhibits at our County's Main Library in Placerville. We also provide educational handouts. It's always a pleasure to show the public what gem clubs like ours are all about.

Member participation is needed for all of these events.
Watch for upcoming emails and information in our newsletter.