The Mineralogical Society
of New South Wales

Welcome to the Mineralogical Society of NSW

Do you marvel at the beauty of mineral specimens and crystals, collect minerals and gems as a hobby, or have a scientific interest in their formation and chemistry?

The Society, founded in 1975, promotes the appreciation and learning of mineral science and mineral collecting. Members include fossickers, mineral collectors, professional mineralogists and geologists.

Monthly general meetings are usually held in the Parramatta area, or via Zoom.


03mar7:00 pm9:00 pmMarch MeetingThere will be a lecture to be given by Ross Pogson on ‘Mineral Icons of the Australian Museum’ and a talk by David Colchester on ‘A Simple Ph Field Test to help in Mineral Identification’.


14apr7:00 pm9:00 pmApril Meeting(The meeting will be on the second Friday in April, after Easter). There will be a lecture given by Graham Ogle on ‘The Punta de Su Seinargiu Mine in Sardinia; – Kingsgate’s Cousin’.


05may7:00 pm9:00 pmMay MeetingMember’s Annual Mineral Auction.

What we do

Learn about minerals

Our monthly meetings have a varied program of presentations suitable for all levels of knowledge.

Collect minerals

The Society provides many opportunities to acquire mineral specimens by purchase, field collecting, swapping and gifting.

Go on field trips

There is nothing like going out bush and collecting your own minerals on a field trip with friends from the society.

Share knowledge

The combined knowledge of our members about both Australian and overseas minerals is immense, and is generously shared.

Visit the micro world

Microscopes reveal an amazing variety of mineral colour, shape and form not obvious to the naked eye.

Soak up some science

Mineral occurrences, ore deposits, and the sciences of crystallography and mineral chemistry are all part of studying minerals.