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


02dec11:00 am3:00 pmDecember Meeting – Christmas Swap and SellThe December Meeting is the Society’s ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SOCIAL and will be held from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm on Saturday the 2nd of December in the clubrooms of the Parramatta and Holroyd Lapidary Club at 73 Fullagar Road, Wentworthville.


02feb7:00 pm9:00 pmFebruary MeetingThe first programs and lecture titles for 2024 have not been confirmed but for February Arnold Van der Heyden would speak about the MMM mining project and Lee Spencer would talk about the Bre-X scandal.

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