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 - 2021 Rock Swap

The 2021 Rock Swap is scheduled to be held at EPIC on Saturday 13 to Sunday 14 March (note this date differs from that originally advertised)

The venue is normally Wagtail Way at EPIC (between the grandstand & Flemington Road), but this will be confirmed closer to the date. We may need to relocate to another site at EPIC (Acton Park – between the Markets & main camping ground) if the COVID-19 Testing Station remains open.

Invitations will be sent out early January 2021 to all those who previously expressed interest in the event.


Future Dates to Note in your Diary...

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,
Email : nmenadue@optusnet.com.au

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