Meetings are currently being held online via Zoom - see below

COVID-19 Update

There will be no Society General Meetings held at the Parramatta and Holroyd Lapidary Club until further notice, due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

However, general meetings are being held using Zoom. This is a simple and free program, similar to Skype. To use it, members need to have an email address (so they can be sent the meeting link), and also have a computer or tablet that has sound. If you can watch and hear a news video on your computer, you should be able to view the meeting just fine in your own homes.

Visitors interested in attending the meeting should send an email through on the Contact page to request an invitation.

Monthly meetings

The society meets on the first Friday of each month (excluding January), unless that Friday is a public holiday or before a long weekend, in which case the meeting is on the second Friday.

Meetings start at 7.30pm. Visitors are very welcome


In normal circumstances, meetings are held in the clubrooms of the Parramatta Holroyd Lapidary Club at 73 Fullagar Rd, Wentworthville.

Upcoming program

The following list of meeting programs will be presented online via the ‘Zoom’ facility until ‘live’ meetings can be re-instated. Members are emailed a link to the Zoom meeting prior to each meeting.


06aug7:00 pm9:00 pmMoved OnlineAugust MeetingThe program in August will be the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING. The A.G.M. will be followed by the Mayne-Walker Memorial Lecture to be given this year by Professor Martin van Kranendonk who will deliver a lecture on : – ‘The Role of Minerals in the Emergence of Life: Lessons from Deep Time Earth and the Test Tube’.


03sep7:00 pm9:00 pmSeptember MeetingThe original scheduled program may have to be changed depending on whether speakers can present their lecture by virtual mode if pandemic restrictions are still in place.


02octAll Day04Moved Online43rd Annual Combined Mineralogical Societies of Australasia SeminarThe 43rd Annual Combined Mineralogical Societies of Australasia Seminar will be held on the theme of ’43 Shades of Silver’ over the October long weekend. Due to the continuing COVID pandemic and mandated substantial restrictions with no timetable for these being ended completely or partially by October the Society Committee has taken the regretable decision to cancel the live Seminar in October and replace it with a virtual meeting as was provided in 2020. The Seminar will now be free to all participants and the few that have paid their registration will be refunded. We were greatly encouraged by the attendance last year, and hope 2021 will be the same. A Field Trip program was being planned as part of the Seminar activities and visits to mining or mineralogically-significant sites may still be possible to arrange.There will be a talk to be given by Dieter Mylius on ‘Surprising Bismuth Minerals in the Australian Museum’. The annual Mineral Auction is postponed.


05nov7:00 pm9:00 pmNovember MeetingThe complete program is not finalised but will include a talk to be given by Dieter Mylius on : – ‘The Prettiest Mine in the World’.


03dec7:00 pm9:00 pmDecember MeetingThe program for December is not yet finalised.