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


03octAll Day04Moved OnlineVirtual Seminar – October Long WeekendIn place of the Joint Mineralogical Societies Mineralogical Seminar this year the Committee has decided to host a Virtual Seminar on the Zoom platform to be run over two half days, Saturday and Sunday, the 3rd and 4th of October. The virtual Seminar will be held in place of a Friday General Meeting that month.


06nov7:30 pm9:00 pmMoved OnlineNovember MeetingThe program for November is still to be finalised but should include a minitalk and lecture.


04dec7:30 pm9:00 pmSociety Annual Christmas Social and Swap n’ SellDate to be confirmed. It is definitely intended that the Society will hold a Christmas Social as usual this year but with pandemic regulations possibly still in place it may be held during the afternoon of Saturday the 5th or Sunday the 6th of December. The venue is also to be confirmed but the Social would probably be held outside the Parramatta and Holroyd Lapidary Club building, – depending on weather conditions.

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