Amador County Gem & Mineral Society Logo - A miner gold panning in stream
Sutter Creek, California

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.

Amador County Gem & Mineral Society
will be hosting its annual
at the historic
off Highway 49/88

May 7 - 8, 2016

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily

Spend a spring weekend visiting our Gem & Craft Show, May 7 & 8, at the historic Kennedy Mine, 12594 Kennedy Mine Road, off Highway 49/88, Jackson, CA.

Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.

Vendors will be offering colorful rocks, slabs, lapidary items, gemstones, hand crafted jewelry, clothing, arts and crafts, beads and findings, woodwork, and many other hand crafted items.

Entrance is FREE.  Parking is just $2 per vehicle.

Historic Kennedy Mine HeadframeMany of the Kennedy Mine's historic structures can be seen right next to our show location. You will also have the opportunity of taking a guided tour of the mine property for a small fee.

More about Kennedy Mine       Printable Kennedy Mine Map       Get Directions  

Amador County Fair Displays
We also look forward to seeing you at the Amador County Fair in Plymouth, CA, July 28 - 31, 2016. 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 hobby.

Meetings & Classes
Program and Board Meetings are held on the every other month on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Please contact us for date and program information.

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.

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.
Lapidary workshop Every other Friday 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Introductory instruction programs are available. Please contact us  for details.

Our meetings and classes are open to the public. Please feel free to drop by. If you have questions please contact us .

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 jewelry techniques.
  • 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.
    We have also provided jewelry arts demonstrations and case displays at the Treasure Trove of Gems Show in Orangevale.
  • We have sessions at the Amador County Library in Jackson where members do demonstrations and answer questions about what our society is about.

    The Amador County Gem & Mineral Society is a member of California Federation of Mineralogical Societies, Inc. (CFMS), and American Federation of Mineralogical Societies, Inc. (AFMS).


    Amador County Gem & Mineral Society
    P. O. Box 794
    Sutter Creek, CA 95685-0794