EDC Mineral & Gem Society LogoPlacerville, California

El Dorado County


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


  Education  includes
  School Presentations and
  Junior Program


Activities & Events:

 Field Trips

 Trip Schedule 


 Rock & Gem Show

 County Fair Display

 2018 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 (near El Dorado between Mother Lode Drive and Highway 50, Exit 41). (See Map)

General Meetings & Presentations:

**Our January meeting has been changed back to its regular night: the 3rd Thursday of the month.
Therefore, our meeting be held on JANUARY 18 and will begin at 7:00 p.m.

      We'll be celebrating our Society's 69th Anniversary!
     Visitors are Always Welcome!    

Map to General Meetings

 Board & Other Meetings and Activities

Tue   01/09 6:00 pm Field Trip Planning Mtg Break Room Restaurant
Wed   01/09 6:00 pm Show Meeting Break Room Restaurant
Tue   01/16 6:00 pm Jewelry Arts Planning Mtg. (to be confirmed) Senior Center
Tue   01/23 6:00 pm Junior Meeting** Senior Center
Thu   02/01 6:30 pm Board Meeting Senior Center
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, 950 Spring Street, Placerville. **NOTE: Just for this month, we'll meet on the 4th Tuesday, Jan 23.  Announcements regarding meeting are sent directly to Junior members.   

More about our Junior & Other Educational Programs

 Lapidary 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 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. Sign up sheet is available at General Meetings. See above calendar for listings.
 Field Trips - 2018
Volunteer to be a trip leader or just bring your field trip ideas to our Field Trip Planning Meeting! 
We will meet to schedule our 2018 Field Trips on January 9, 6:00 p.m., at the Breakroom Restaurant, 4131 S Shingle Rd, Ste 7, Shingle Springs, CA.
Ref. breakroomeatery.com for map/directions and menu (in case you would like to eat there too...optional)

 Other Activities:

We look forward to seeing you at our 34th Annual
October 2018
(About our 2017 show)

EDC Gem & Mineral Society will host the
Mining & Minerals Building
at the El Dorado County Fair
June 14 - 17, 2018

More about the Society's County Fair Display

Link to El Dorado County Fair