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 Fair Displays:
We always look forward to seeing you at the Amador County Fair in Plymouth, CA, each July when we host the Gems and Minerals Building. 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.

Annual Show:Kennedy Mine Headframe
Our Annual Gem & Craft Show is held on the first weekend in May at the historic Kennedy Mine in Jackson. You will find vendors offering colorful rocks, slabs, lapidary items, gemstones, hand crafted jewelry, clothing, arts and crafts, beads and findings, woodwork, and many other hand crafted items.

Meetings & Classes:
Program and Board Meetings are held every other month on the fourth Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. Please contact us for additional information and schedule.

The Board Meeting is held after the Program Meeting.

The following CLASSES & WORKSHOPS are regularly held at our Clubhouse:
Jewelry and Lapidary Classes: Every Friday from 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 to learn more about our society. If you have questions just contact us .

Meeting Location & Directions: The Clubhouse and Shop are held in the City of Sutter Creek and are located behind the old Sutter Creek Grammar School and Broad Street. Turn at Randolph (off Main St.) 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.

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The Amador County Gem & Mineral Society is a member of the California Federation of Mineralogical Societies, Inc. (CFMS), one of seven regions of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS).  AFMS Logo

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