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Australian Journal of Mineralogy

posted Sep 3, 2019, 10:13 PM by Fred Kapteina

The Australian Journal of Mineralogy is the core publication for anyone wanting to stay abreast with what is happening in mineralogy around Australia and many other places. Apart from having its own Facebook page, it now also has a web page,


posted Mar 17, 2019, 8:24 PM by Alex BB   [ updated Sep 3, 2019, 10:18 PM by Fred Kapteina ]

2020 Seminar

posted Dec 18, 2017, 7:57 PM by Fred Kapteina   [ updated Sep 3, 2019, 10:03 PM ]

The 2020 Seminar is being hosted by the Mineralogical Society of New South Wales.
It is being held in Sydney from 3/10/20 to 4/10/20. The topic is "43 shades of silver". There will be a series of post seminar field trips. For more information go the New South Wales web site,

2019 Anniual General Meeting

posted Jun 13, 2017, 9:21 PM by Alex BB   [ updated Mar 5, 2019, 8:40 PM by Fred Kapteina ]

The 2019 Annual General Meeting for the Society will be held at the Royal Society of Victoria Building in the city on Wednesday 12 June.  The speaker for the evening is Alex Blount (MinSoc President).
Note that we are seeking nominations for several Committee positions to see the Society progress onwards into the future!  

Special General Meeting

posted Nov 10, 2016, 1:58 AM by Fred Kapteina   [ updated Nov 10, 2016, 1:59 AM ]

A Special General Meeting was held in September to discuss the future of the Society.
Following the overwhelming support of members and a few volunteers to join the committee, the Society will be looking to change the way we operate.  This will most likely include changes from meeting every month on a Monday evening, to instead mixing the formats from month to month. Possibly 4 evening meetings in the city each year, 4 weekend meetings at lapidary clubs each year and a few special event meetings.

The new committee is planning things for 2017 and more details will follow in the coming Newsletters (overdue September and coming December issues).

No General Meeting in November

posted Nov 3, 2015, 7:56 PM by Fred Kapteina

Please note there will not be a General Meeting in November as a number of members will be away at the Seminar in Tasmania.


posted Mar 3, 2014, 10:30 PM by Fred Kapteina   [ updated Apr 12, 2015, 11:02 PM ]

May 2013 Update..

posted May 11, 2013, 12:03 AM by Fred Kapteina

May 2013 Updates..
The Newsletter is on the way and will be arriving with you all soon.

Please note the Annual Seminar coming up in June, registrations forms are available from the Committee, at General Meetings or attached to this update!!

Look forward to an international guest speaker from Canada at the General Meeting in July... and no.. I don't mean Stuart..

2018 Seminar important date

posted Oct 19, 2009, 10:41 PM by Fred Kapteina   [ updated Mar 25, 2018, 8:45 PM ]

Registration and payment is due by 10 May 2018. So register early and don't miss out.

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