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 normally 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 - 2020 Spring Gem Show

The Committee advises that the 2020 Spring Gem Show will be held on 7-8 Nov in the Mallee Pavilion at EPIC (10am to 5pm Sat, 10am to 4pm Sun).

COVID-19 information for patrons of the Gem Show:

  • Patron numbers in the pavilion will be limited to about 100 at a time;

  • Patrons will be expected to sign in and provide their contact details;

  • Face masks will be available for those who want them;

  • Sanitising stations will be located in the pavilion;

  • Patrons will be expected to sanitise their hands at the dealer stalls BEFORE picking up items to examine.

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

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Future Dates to Note in your Diary...

Rock Swap - 13 & 14 Mar 2021

Winter Gem Show - 29 & 30 May 2021

Spring Gem Show - 30 & 31 Oct 2021

For further information on any of these events please contact the Club's Show Convener, Norm Menadue on (02) 6258 6631

WORKSHOP OPENING HOURS: Tuesday: 10am-2pm and 7pm-10pm | Thursday:10am-2pm | Saturday:10am-2pm