EDC Mineral & Gem Society LogoPlacerville, CA

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.

The Society:

 What's Happening

 About Us

 Monthly Meetings

 Membership

  Education  includes
  School Presentations and
  Junior Program

 Scholarship

Activities & Events:

 Field Trips

 Trip Schedule 

 Lapidary/Jewelry

 Rock & Gem Show

 County Fair Display

 Yearly Calendar

MEMBERS AREA
 Permission is required for Calendar and Schedules.

Other Interests:

 Stifle-Traverse Crk

 Links & References

 Visitor Links

 Placerville Weather

  Other Weather
  Google Maps
 

Junior's Page


MEMBER OF:

California Federation of Mineralogical Societies
(CFMS)


American Federation of Mineralogical Societies
(AFMS)



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

American Lands Access Assoc. (ALAA)
American Lands Access Association(ALAA)

We host the Mining & Minerals Building
at the:

El Dorado County Fair
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 HOW TO
CONTACT US:

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

Telephone
(530) 676 - 2472

email

Please contact Webmaster if you would like to share web site links or have comments about the site.

 Meetings:

Our regular monthly General Membership Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month, starting at 7:00 p.m., at:
         American Legion Hall
         El Dorado Post 119
         4561 Greenstone Road
         Placerville, California

Located about 2.5 miles west of the town of El Dorado between Mother Lode Drive and Highway 50, Exit 41.   See Map

General Meetings & Presentations:

We will hold our Annual Picnic on our regular General Meeting night: Thursday, July 19, at the American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Road.  Set-up will start at 5:00 pm and the dinner will start at 6:00 pm. Picnic Basket
The Society will be providing the main dish. Please bring a family-size salad, vegetable dish or dessert. Appetizers are also welcome.
While paper plates and plastic utensils will be provided, it is suggested that you bring your own personal place setting.    We look forward to seeing you there!

 Board & Other Meetings and Activities

Thur 7/05 6:30 p.m. Board Meeting tba
Tue 0710 6:30 pm Jewelry Arts Senior Center
Thur 7/11 6:00 pm Lapidary Workshop Senior Center
Thur 7/18 6:00 pm Lapidary Workshop Senior Center
Tue 0724 6:30 pm Jewelry Arts Senior Center
Thur 7/25 6:00 pm Lapidary Workshop Senior Center
Thur 8/02 6:30 p.m. Board Meeting tba
Junior Program is on Summer Break
Always Sign Up for Jewelry Arts, Lapidary and Junior Program.
Schedule is subject to change.
Map to Senior Center        

 Junior Rockhound Program:                   Junior's Page

Junior Member Meetings are usually held 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. 
(Junior members are currently on summer break)

Announcements regarding meetings are emailed directly to Junior members. 

More about our Junior & Other Educational Programs

 Lapidary Arts:

Lapidary Workshops are held on the 2nd, 3rd & 4th Wednesdays, 6:00 - 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 contact Lapidary Chairperson or sign up at the General Meetings 

 Jewelry Arts:

Jewelry Arts Classes are generally scheduled on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. at the Senior Center, 937 Spring Street. Sign up for most classes is required. To sign up for Workshops and Certification Classes, please contact Jewelry Arts Chairperson or sign up at the General Meetings.  (project photos coming soon!)
July Schedule:
Tues, 7/10: Forged wire work earrings
Tues, 7/24: We will conduct a catch up class to brush up and catch up on projects that need a little polish.
 Field Trips
Note: The 7/14 & 15  Field Trip to Alpine County, Morningstar Mine, CA, has been postponed due to threat of Lightning.  New date tba
Please See Field Trip Schedule for 2018 List
   

 Other Activities:


We look forward to seeing you at our
34th Annual
ROCK & GEM SHOW
October 20 - 21, 2018

featuring


"Hot Rocks"

Gifts from the Earth  

El Dorado County Fairgrounds
100 Placerville Drive, Placerville, CA 95667,
off Highway 50, Exit 45
SEE MORE ABOUT THE SHOW

DEALER INQUIRIES ARE INVITED
Please use this link to contact our
Show Dealer Chairperson.

Thank you