Field trips

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

About field trips

One of the most enjoyable methods of collecting is finding mineral specimens yourself. Along the way, you are out of the city exploring the countryside or the bush, exercising, making friends, and learning some mineralogy and history. The Society organises field trips to a variety of sites every few months. Trips are well-organised with an emphasis on safety and enjoyment.

Upcoming field trips

september

03sep7:00 pm9:00 pmMoved OnlineSeptember MeetingThe September Meeting will be held by virtual mode on Friday the 3 rd of September at 7.30 pm .The program will comprise a lecture to be given by Paul Melville on : – ‘Top End Specimen –Producing Localities’.The September Meeting will be held by virtual mode on Friday the 3 rd of September at 7.30 pm .The program will comprise a lecture to be given by Paul Melville on : – ‘Top End Specimen –Producing Localities’.

october

02octAll Day04Moved Online43rd Annual Combined Mineralogical Societies of Australasia SeminarThe 43rd Annual Combined Mineralogical Societies of Australasia Seminar will be held on the theme of ’43 Shades of Silver’ over the October long weekend. Due to the continuing COVID pandemic and mandated substantial restrictions with no timetable for these being ended completely or partially by October the Society Committee has taken the regretable decision to cancel the live Seminar in October and replace it with a virtual meeting as was provided in 2020. The Seminar will now be free to all participants and the few that have paid their registration will be refunded. We were greatly encouraged by the attendance last year, and hope 2021 will be the same. A Field Trip program was being planned as part of the Seminar activities and visits to mining or mineralogically-significant sites may still be possible to arrange.There will be a talk to be given by Dieter Mylius on ‘Surprising Bismuth Minerals in the Australian Museum’. The annual Mineral Auction is postponed.

november

05nov7:00 pm9:00 pmNovember MeetingThe complete program is not finalised but will include a talk to be given by Dieter Mylius on : – ‘The Prettiest Mine in the World’.

Reports from past field trips

Kidway Mine Sites

June 2019

Oberon

November 2017

Gerringong

February 2016

Hartley Vale

November 2014

Apsley and Phoenix

September 2014

Mt. Tennyson and Cash Essington

June 2014
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