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.

Program Meetings are held every other month on the 4th Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. and include a Program on a variety of related topics. Please contact us for additional information and schedule.

The Board Meeting is held after the Program Meeting.

Classes and Workshops:
Jewelry and Lapidary Classes and Workshops are regularly held at our Clubhouse. Please feel free to drop by to learn more about what is available. If you have questions just contact us .

Every Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Introductory instruction programs are available.

Gem & Craft Fair:
Our annual Gem and Craft Fair is held on the first weekend of May. 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.

The show is held at a very special site: the Historic Kennedy Mine in Jackson, California. One of the tallest head frames in existence today is in full view of our show. Also, a museum is right next door. Other historic gold mining structures and buildings remain on the property to see.  The Kennedy's giant wooden Tailing Wheels can be visited just a few miles away.

Amador County Fair:
We always look forward to seeing you each July at the Amador County Fair in Plymouth, California, when we host the Jewelry, Lapidary and Mineral Displays. You'll see beautiful displays including handcrafted jewelry, lapidary work, mineral collections and metalsmithing pieces. Come visit with us and learn more about this great hobby and our society.

This year's County Fair will be held July 27-30, 2017, 18621 Sherwood Street, Plymouth, CA. The public is invited to submit display entries. More about the Fair 

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