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


05feb7:00 pm9:00 pmFebruary MeetingThe Society does not hold General Meetings in January and the first Meeting in 2022 will be on February the 4th. Meetings will be held at the Parramatta and Holroyd Lapidary Club on the first Friday of each subsequent month through the year unless that is before a long weekend when the Meeting would be held on the second Friday. Hopefully by next year all pandemic restrictions should have been cancelled and all Meetings can be held ‘live’ although it is hoped to provide a virtual connection for the benefit of members living outside Sydney who are unable to get to meetings.

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