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Our club workshop has been temporarily relocated, due to the grounds of the museum being unusable due to rain.

Please contact our club president on 0490 805 728 for details.

Our club meetings are usually held on the 4th Wednesday of each month, beginning at 1pm, at the Batemans Bay Heritage Museum.

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, 26th October.

Arrive at noon for a chat and a Show & Tell. The meeting will start at 1pm.


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Are you interested in looking for rocks and gems?

Are you interested in learning how to prepare a stone for polishing?

We welcome visitors and new members!


What is lapidary? Lapidary is the art of cutting and polishing stone. There are four basic lapidary arts: tumbling, cabbing, faceting, and carving.

Tumbling

Rough gem material is placed into a tumbler, a revolving barrel with abrasives. Progressively finer grits or abrasives are used until the gem is polished. This process closely resembles what happens to rocks in a stream or on the beach.

Cabbing

Cabbing or cabochon cutting is probably the most common form of lapidary arts. Cabochons or “cabs” are gems cut with a flat bottom and a curved or domed top.

Faceting

Through a mechanical process of cutting surfaces on a piece of crystal, beautiful gems are created. At present, as we don’t have access to a faceting machine, no faceting activities are being undertaken.


See below for links to club documentation and policies.


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Please refer to the News page or the Calendar for further details:

(To view the Calendar go to the Home page and the News page, the Upcoming Events column is the right sidebar of these pages if using a computer, or at the bottom of the page if using a mobile device).

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We had previously established a workshop at The Original Gold Rush Colony at Mogo which was devastated by bushfires in January. It is very exciting to announce a new partnership with Batemans Bay Heritage Museum providing us with a place from which to operate.


Join us for a meeting where we discuss club matters and correspondence from affiliated lapidary clubs, report on excursions held, plan new trips and activities and examine “show and tell” specimens of fossils, gems, minerals and items of interest brought along by members.


We conduct fossicking trips and visits to sites of geological interest in our local area. Weekend excursions are held regionally and at times, extended interstate fossicking trips.

We welcome members to undertake courses, in cutting, polishing and cabochon making.


View Bylaws

Please note: Our Bylaws includes a section called Emergency Contact Action Plan.
This plan states that the emergency contact details are required to be written on the back of their member’s badge.
It is recommended that serious health issues are also recorded there.

View Workshop Rules

The 2022 Committee

View Club Library List

View photos of Seniors Week at the Museum 2021

View photos of March 2021 Trip

View recent additions to our Club Collection on the News page!

See Members Gallery for more details