The Mineralogical Society
of New South Wales

October 2020 - Joint State Virtual Seminar - on Zoom

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, however due to Covid-19 are currently suspended and being held online via Zoom. An email invitation will be sent to members prior to the meeting.


03octAll Day04Moved OnlineVirtual Seminar – October Long WeekendIn place of the Joint Mineralogical Societies Mineralogical Seminar this year the Committee has decided to host a Virtual Seminar on the Zoom platform to be run over two half days, Saturday and Sunday, the 3rd and 4th of October. The virtual Seminar will be held in place of a Friday General Meeting that month.


06nov7:30 pm9:00 pmMoved OnlineNovember MeetingThe program for November is still to be finalised but should include a minitalk and lecture.


04dec7:30 pm9:00 pmSociety Annual Christmas Social and Swap n’ SellDate to be confirmed. It is definitely intended that the Society will hold a Christmas Social as usual this year but with pandemic regulations possibly still in place it may be held during the afternoon of Saturday the 5th or Sunday the 6th of December. The venue is also to be confirmed but the Social would probably be held outside the Parramatta and Holroyd Lapidary Club building, – depending on weather conditions.

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.