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Calaveras Gem & Mineral Society
Angels Camp, California
Established in 1948, the Calaveras Gem and Mineral Society continues to flourish and carry out its purpose of sharing knowledge and interests in Rocks and Minerals, both among members and with the public. Calaveras Gem and Mineral Society is a member of the California Federation of Mineralogical Societies (CFMS)
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Monthly Meetings
The Calaveras Gem & Mineral Society holds meetings on the third Sunday of the month. At each club meeting there is a potluck, business meeting, main presentation, and members share other interesting information about the hobby.

On Sunday, May 31, 2020, we held our first Calaveras Gem and Mineral Club Board Meeting since the Covid-19 quarantine began in March. SHOPS will resume starting on Saturday, June 13th. Back to the regular schedule of 10 am to 2 pm. Please NO potlucks at this time! We will be working to arrange the shop so that machines are more spaced out and a method is being put in place to sanitize work stations and the clubhouse after use. Our first GENERAL MEETING is scheduled to be held July 19, 2020. If virus conditions worsen or reoccur, the meeting will be cancelled. Sorry, folks. NO POTLUCK FOR THIS MEETING. The next NEWSLETTER will be issued after the July meeting. Expect the newsletter around August 1st. DO NOT ATTEND ANY EVENT AT THE CLUB IF YOU ARE SICK! You will be sent home. If you're concerned about your health, please stay home. If you want to, wear a mask. We ask that everyone respect social distancing.


Welcoming begins at 11:00 AM. Potluck Lunch begins at 12:00 PM. Lunch is followed by the general meeting.
Visitors are always welcome.

Meetings are held at the society's clubhouse:
2500 Meacham Ranch Road
Angels Camp, California
Club House 

The Calaveras Gem and Mineral Society's clubhouse is nestled among the oak trees in the Mother Lode foothills near Angels Camp, California

Lapidary Shop  Lapidary Shop
The club has a lapidary shop, which includes several rock and trim saws, cabbing units and polishers.

Regular shop hours are on Saturdays, 10AM to 2PM. During this time, club members can provide instruction for other members or work on their own projects.


Field Trips
The club is currently working on dates for future field trips. In addition to sponsoring its own field trips, its members are welcome to attend trips hosted by other Field Trip Chairmen's Association ("Co-op") clubs and the California Federation of Mineralogical Societies (CFMS). MORE ABOUT FIELD TRIPS
Gem Show

At our shows, vendors sell mineral specimens, jewelry, gems, beads, fossils, petrified wood, lapidary material, meteorites, tools and supplies for making jewelry and more. 

Our show includes a kid's area, exhibit cases, demonstrations, silent auctions, door prizes and a raffle. Admission is $5.00 per person. Kids under 12 are free with an adult. MORE ABOUT OUR SHOW

Tailgate Swap
The club hosts a tailgate swap twice a year.  This is a very fun event that is held at our clubhouse in Angels Camp.
MAP TO CLUBHOUSE  Club Members bring their items to the clubhouse for everybody to buy, sell or swap.

Next swap is in April 2020.

There will be slabs, rough, specimens and beautiful jewelry. Plus more! Come check out these great deals!  We've got a great turn out of swappers, so come on down, visit and support your club and its members.  This event will take place rain or shine. Tables will be inside if there is inclement weather.

Please pass this along to other rock hounds or anyone you think might be interested.  This is open to the public.

Our last Tailgate Swap was April 6th, 2019.

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Calaveras Gem and Mineral Society,  P. O. Box 517, Angels Camp, CA 95222