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


05decAll Day06Society Annual Christmas Social and Swap n’ SellDecember 5th or 6th. Date TBC. The precise arrangements for the Christmas Social are still to be confirmed although the expectation is that it will be held in the grounds of the Parramatta and Holroyd Lapidary Club on Fullagar Road, Wentworthville. Unfortunately it may be that some pandemic restrictions may still be applied to a degree and the interior of the Club building may not be available for use.

Reports from past field trips

Kidway Mine Sites

June 2019


November 2017


February 2016

Hartley Vale

November 2014

Apsley and Phoenix

September 2014

Mt. Tennyson and Cash Essington

June 2014