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


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.

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