The Amador County Gem & Mineral Society, Inc., is a non-profit
organization created to study mineralogy and geology and to collect
minerals. Our mission is to practice lapidary arts and promote
interest and appreciation in the earth sciences and allied subjects.
Our meetings are held at our
Clubhouse, which is behind the old Sutter Creek Grammar School &
Broad Street, Sutter Creek, CA. Visitors are always welcome.
We also look forward to
seeing you at the
County Fair in Plymouth,
CA, July 25-28, 2013. We host
the Gems and Minerals building, where you can see beautiful
displays of handcrafted jewelry, lapidary work, mineral
collections and metalsmithing pieces. Come visit with us and learn more about this great
Program and Board Meetings are
held on the every other month on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
The 2012 schedule is: January 24, February 28, (then every other
month), April 24, June 26, October 25, and the December potluck.
The Board Meeting
is held after the Program Meeting.
The following CLASSES & WORKSHOPS are regularly held at our Clubhouse:
|Jewelry and lapidary classes
||Every other Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
||Every other Friday 6:00
p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Introductory instruction programs are available.
contact us for details.
Our meetings and classes are open to the
public. Please feel free to drop by. If you have questions please
MEETING LOCATION & DIRECTIONS:
The Clubhouse and Shop are in the City of
Sutter Creek, located behind the old Sutter Creek Grammar School and
Broad Street. Turn at Randolph, (off Main St.) at The Palace Restaurant
& Saloon – Up to Fullen, turn left – Go to the end of the street then
turn right, up into the parking lot.
Yearly dues are: Adults $15.00 or $25.00 per family. A non-member
subscription to our newsletter is $10.00 per year. Please come to a
meeting and pick up an application or request one by
email and we will mail a form to you.
We always look forward to
activities where we can meet the public, especially when we can
help children learn about earth sciences in an enjoyable way.
Each year in July our society works with the Amador County Fair.
We put up the displays and have demonstrations on lapidary and
Our booth at the Valley Springs Pow Wow includes our
Spin-the-Wheel. The items are geared towards
the younger crowd, and there's a winner every time.
also provided jewelry arts demonstrations and case displays at the
Treasure Trove of Gems Show in Orangevale.
have sessions at the Amador County Library in Jackson where
members do demonstrations and answer questions about what our society
The Amador County Gem & Mineral Society is a member of
California Federation of
Mineralogical Societies, Inc. (CFMS),
American Federation of Mineralogical
Societies, Inc. (AFMS).