The Canberra Lapidary Club formed in October 2000 following the amalgamation of the Canberra Gem Society Inc. and the ACT Lapidary & Mineral Club Inc. In 2003 the previous Canberra Fossicking and Metal Detecting Club Inc. also joined.
The Club has accumulated a wealth of experience and expertise to share in the many aspects of the craft. Visitors and new members are always welcome at monthly meetings, which are held on the second Thursday of each month (except January) at the Clubhouse. At these meetings there is a guest speaker, discussion of Club affairs and exhibits or demonstrations. This is followed by a light supper.
The Club has workshops and meeting facilities where instruction courses are held on an 'as required' basis in cabochon and opal cutting, jewellery making, faceting and carving.
Outings are held monthly. These are usually day trips but occasionally, two or three day trips are arranged to more distant collecting areas.
The Canberra Lapidary Club is a group member of the Gem & Lapidary Council of NSW and a member of the Australian Federation of Lapidary and Allied Crafts Association.
DATES TO NOTE
2014 Rock Swap 5-6 April 2014
The Canberra Lapidary Club's Rock Swap is a fun day out for all the family. It
will be held on the weekend of 5-6 April 2014 from 830am
to 5pm at Wagtail Way, Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC).
You will find fossickers & dealers, crystals, minerals, rough & cut gemstones, opals, fossils, lapidary supplies, jewellery. And you can try your hand at sieving for sapphires.
Dates for the future Canberra Lapidary Club shows are:
Rock Swap 5-6 April 2014
For further information in the first instance on any of these events please contact the Club's Show Convener, Norm Menadue on (02) 6258 6631