About the Mineralogical Society of New South Wales

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.

Cerussite - Elura deposit (Endeavor Mine), NSW

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.

February 7th

There will be a talk given by Geoff Parsons on ‘The Fun and Adventure of Field Trips; WA Example’. There will be a lecture given by Ian Graham on the 'Mineralogical Treasures of China'.

There will also be the annual Kids with Cancer Sale held at the February 2020 meeting. Members will be invited to bring donations to the sale on the evening; a table will be set aside. The donor should label specimens with the name, source location and the price.

March 6th

The program is not yet finalised but may include a report on the 2020 Tucson Gem & Mineral Show.

April 3rd

There will be a talk to be given by Dieter Mylius on ‘Surprising Bismuth Minerals’ and a lecture to be given by Adam McKinnon on ‘Cobar Exploration and Mining Update’.

May 1st

Society Annual Mineral Auction




The 2020 JOINT MINERALOGICAL SOCIETIES SEMINAR will be held in Sydney at the Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club over the October long weekend and the activities may last from Friday the 2nd to Tuesday the 6th of October or later depending on the length of the field trip program. 

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