About the Canberra Lapidary Club...

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.  

Next Event...

  Rock Swap Saturday 30 - Sunday 31 March 2019

    The Canberra Lapidary Club's next event will be its outdoor Rock Swap.

        When:         Saturday 30 - Sunday 31 March from 9am to 4pm.

        Location:    EPIC, 
Wagtail Way & Grandstand Carpark

                        Cnr Flemington Road & Northbourne Avenue  LYNEHAM  ACT  2611

        Entry Fee:  free admission!

    Dealers and fossickers will be there selling jewellery, gemstones, fossils, rocks, mineral specimens and        lapidary supplies.  

    It will be a fun weekend filled with activities for the whole family – lucky dips, sapphire sieving, gold                panning, sausage sizzle and much more. 

    For more information please contact the Club’s Show Convener, Norm Menadue on (02) 6258 6631. 

Future Dates to Note in your Diary...


Rock Swap -                   30 & 31 Mar 2019;

                                        28 & 29 Mar 2020;

                                        27 & 28 Mar 2021.

Winter Gem Show -       25 & 26 May 2019

                                        30 & 31 May 2020

                                        29 & 30 May 2021

Spring Gem Show -       9 & 10 Nov 2019;

                                        7 & 8 Nov 2020;

                                        30 & 31 Oct 2021.

  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