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


05aug7:00 pm9:00 pmAugust MeetingThe August Meeting is the Society’s ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING and will be held on Friday the 5th of August 2022 at 7.30 p.m. in the clubrooms of the Parramatta and Holroyd Lapidary Club at 73 Fullagar Road, Wentworthville.  All members attending the meeting should be double vaccinated. Masks can be worn but are optional and social distancing should be maintained. Everyone should sign the Attendance Register and anyone who feels unwell or has had recent contact with an infected person should not attend the Meeting.  The A.G.M. will present the President’s report for 2021/2022, the Treasurer’s report and presentation of the annual financial accounts for 2021/2022 and the election of the Society Committee and office-bearers for 2022/2023. In accordance with the Society Constitution the entire current Committee retires at the commencement of the A.G.M. and all positions are open for nomination and election. Nomination forms for election to the 2022/2023 Committee are attached to this Newsletter.  After the Reports and Election Any Other Business may also be raised and discussed.  When the A.G.M. has been concluded the Mayne-Walkers Memorial Lecture will be given this year by Professor Ken McQueen on : – The Paddy’s River Skarns, ACT: Their Origin and Mineralogy’.


02sep7:00 pm9:00 pmMoved OnlineSeptember MeetingThere will be a lecture given by Trevor Dart on ‘Recent finds in the Broken Hill District’. Since the speaker will actually be in Broken Hill the lecture will be given by Zoom. It is intended to hold a sale for the Kids with Cancer charity foundation during the September Meeting.The September Meeting will be held by virtual mode on Friday the 3 rd of September at 7.30 pm .The program will comprise a lecture to be given by Paul Melville on : – ‘Top End Specimen –Producing Localities’.

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