Trading at a MinSocWA mineral market

Activities and workshops are conducted on alternate months, usually on even-numbered months (February, April, June, August, October, and December). Depending on the activity, they are held at the rooms of the WA Lapidary Club (31 Gladstone Road, Rivervale) or at alternative venues.

They include sessions on techniques for mineral identification; cleaning, care and preservation of mineral specimens, photography, micromounting, etc., as well as mineral appreciation activities such as visits to museums and private collections.

Micromounting workshops are conducted by a keen group of members specialising in the collection and preparation of mineral specimens best appreciated under magnification using a binocular microscope.

The Society owns a binocular microscope and a transmitted light polarizing microscope that are available to members during meetings and activities to facilitate mineral identification. Equipment available also includes a UV lamp and a refractometer.

Mineral markets are organised periodically. They allow participants (including non-members) to trade minerals, lapidary material, rocks, books and magazines, and items of related interests. A table at the markets is commonly reserved to assist members of the public with mineral identification. Please note that a small entry fee to the markets applies.


Upcoming Events


Nov 2021

Preventing Pandora’s box: the dos and don’ts of mineral curation and care, by Dr Kaihla Thorn – 10/11/2021 at 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Dec 2021

MinSocWA Mineral Market – 12/12/2021 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Unless otherwise stated, many of our activities are held at the clubrooms of the:

WA Lapidary and Rock Hunting Club Inc., 31 Gladstone Road in Rivervale.

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Descriptions of past events, activities and workshops are recorded in our Newsletters.