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


07oct7:00 pm9:00 pmOctober MeetingThere will be a lecture to be given by Noel Kennon on : – ‘Colour and the Colour of Minerals’.


04nov6:00 am6:00 amNovember MeetingLee Spencer will give a lecture on the Emperor Gold Mines. There will also be a Kids with Cancer sale held during the evening. The projected Kids with Cancer sale has been moved to November to give members more notice to find specimens to donate. Members are invited to look through their collections and select specimens to donate for the sale. All proceeds will be sent to the Kids with Cancer foundation. Members are asked to advise in advance of the sale what specimens they will donate so that a list can be circulated to members although more specimens could be brought in on the evening. Specimens should be provided with the name, location if known, and the donor’s sale price.


02dec11:00 am3:00 pmDecember Meeting – Christmas Swap and SellChristmas Swap And Sell. Holding the Christmas Social and Swap and Sell during the day on Saturday the 3rd instead of Friday evening the 2nd of December is being considered. Last year due to the residual virus considerations the Social was held on Saturday and members may have found this more convenient.

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