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...

  Spring Gemcraft & Mineral Show Sat 9 - Sun 10 November 2019

   The Canberra Lapidary Club's next event will be its Spring Gemcraft and Mineral Show.

        When: Saturday 9 - Sunday 10 November from 10.00am to 5.00pm.

        Location: Mallee Pavilion, EPIC (Exhibition Park off the Federal Highway), Canberra. 

        Entry fee: $6 adults, $10 family, $3 children/concession.

        Dealers will be selling jewellery, rough & cut gemstones, fossils, rocks, mineral specimens, opals,                 beads & beading supplies, and lapidary equipment & supplies. 

        There will also be displays of Members’ collections, demonstrations of cabbing, and faceting.

        Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

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

Other Dates to Note in your Diary...


Rock Swap -                   28 & 29 Mar 2020;

                                        27 & 28 Mar 2021.

Winter Gem Show -       30 & 31 May 2020;

                                        29 & 30 May 2021.

Spring Gem Show -          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