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.



August 5th 2016

The Betty Mayne- Edna Walker Memorial Lecture. ‘Mineral Curiosities’ by Brian England.

September 2nd 2016

Mineral Quiz presented by Noel and Ann Kennon

October 7th 2016

‘4.5 BillionYears Of Mineral Evolution.’  David Colchester

November 4th 2016

Meteorites.’ by Ross Pogson.

December 2nd 2016

Christmas Social.

February 3rd 2017

Radioactivity and Minerals.by Geoff Parsons

March 3rd 2017

TheMiltonLaversCollection.’ Paul Carr

April 7th 2017

‘19th Century European Minerals in the Australian Museum.John Rankin 

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