About the Mineralogical Society of New South Wales

Cerussite - Elura deposit (Endeavor Mine), NSW

The Mineralogical Society of New South Wales ("Min Soc NSW") promotes knowledge and enjoyment of mineral science and mineral collecting. The Society was founded in 1975, and includes both professional and lay people interested in mineralogy. We hold monthly meetings, and also organise field trips. Along with other Australian State Mineralogical Societies, we participate in the publication of the Australian Journal of Mineralogy.


We meet on the first Friday of the eleven months February to December unless that Friday is before a long weekend or is itself a public holiday, in which case the meeting is put back until the second Friday. Meetings start at 7.30pm. Visitors are very welcome. See list of future meeting dates and topics below. Meetings are held in the clubrooms of the Parramatta and Holroyd Lapidary Club at 73 Fullagar Rd, Wentworthville - see map below.

Forthcoming Meetings and Programs

Subject to circumstances some changes to the following schedule of program subjects and speakers may have to be made in due course.

June 1st 2018

The program will commence with a talk to be given by Simon Tanner on : - ‘Broken Hill Rock On – A Review’

The talk will be followed by a lecture to be given by Graham Ogle on : - ‘The Fluorescent Minerals of Sterling Hill’.

July 6th 2018

Lecture by Keith Compton on – ‘What’s New in Mindat’.

August 3rd 2018

Society A.G.M. and the Betty Mayne, Edna and Harold Walker Memorial Lecture. The Memorial lecture this year will be given by Professor Patrick De Decker on :-‘The First Geological Map of England and Wales’

September 7th 2018

There will be a lecture by Jeff Davis on : - Elements That Make Up Minerals’.

October 5th 2018

The program will include talk a by Professor Peter Williams on :- ‘Misleading Mineral Locations’.

The talk will be followed a lecture to be given by Ross Pogson on : -‘The Molong Pallasite Meteorite’

November 2nd 2018

Lecture to be given by Glen Cathers on : - ‘The Sepon Copper Mine, Laos’.

December 7th 2018

Christmas Social and ‘Swap n’ Sell’.

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