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Gem & Mineral Clubs Association
Of South Australia

Proudly promoting the wonders of Lapidary and Allied Arts, Crafts and Sciences



Dear friend/colleague/Gem and Mineral enthusiast,


An ever-increasing number of people are deeply concerned about the major restructure and loss of highly experienced and valued staff underway at the SA Museum.

The proposed changes will devastate the Museum’s research capability and institutional knowledge, as well as staff capacity to care for the Museum’s irreplaceable assets, including its priceless collections.

Capturing 165 years of continuous research, and tens of thousands of years of First Nations cultural knowledge, the collections housed at the South Australian Museum are not only one of the most significant cultural assets in SA, they are among the most significant in the world.

We need to stand up and make our voices heard.


Please come along and spread the word!

About Our Clubs

Bringing friendships and creativity to the community!

Gem and mineral clubs serve as vibrant hubs where enthusiasts, collectors, and curious minds come together to explore the fascinating world of gems and minerals. They offer a wealth of benefits that extend far beyond the world of rocks and minerals. They foster education, create social connections, engage with the community, promote conservation, and contribute to local economies. These clubs provide a platform for individuals to share their passion and knowledge while building a strong sense of community. So, whether you're an experienced collector or a curious beginner, joining a gem and mineral club can be a rewarding and enriching experience for both you and your community.


Fossicking can be a fascinating and educational hobby.


Searching for rocks and minerals often takes people into nature, encouraging outdoor activities and exploration.


Amateur rock and mineral enthusiasts can contribute to scientific knowledge.


Many people collect rocks and minerals as a hobby.


Discover A Dazzling New World...


Creativity Awaits!

Lapidary is an ancient art and craft that involves cutting, shaping, and polishing gemstones and minerals to enhance their beauty and transform them into stunning pieces of jewelry or decorative objects.


Faceting involves precise angles and placements of facets to optimize the reflection and refraction of light within the gemstone, resulting in a mesmerizing play of colors and sparkle.


Silversmithing requires a blend of technical expertise, creativity, and a keen eye for detail. The result is exquisite silver pieces that showcase the craftsmanship and artistry of the silversmith, reflecting both tradition and contemporary design.


Armed with a metal detector, individuals embark on a journey to uncover hidden treasures buried beneath the earth's surface. With each swing of the detector, a world of possibilities unfolds, ranging from ancient artifacts to modern-day valuables.


Wire wrapping offers endless possibilities for expression and allows artists to showcase their individual style and imagination. It is a captivating and rewarding craft that combines skill, innovation, and a touch of artistic flair.


Jewellery making is a captivating art form that allows individuals to transform ordinary materials into stunning adornments. With a combination of skill, creativity, and attention to detail, jewelry makers craft intricate pieces that reflect personal style and elegance.


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