Welcome to the Broken Hill Mineral Club




LATEST NEWS UPDATE - 4 / 7 / 2016
PLEASE NOTE: The field trips for June and August have been swapped around. This is due to lambing on Balaclava and the station has requested we postpone the trip.
The clubroom is open for members to do cutting and polishing - Wednesdays from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. See one of the executive members to arrange a key and/or access to the machines. Lessons in lapidary work are by appointment.

The latest newsletter is now available, MARCH/APRIL


The next field trip for 2016 is on Sunday the 21st of August. To the Staurolite Ridge Mine on Balaclava Station. The rest of the proposed field trips are on the calendar for 2016 and can be found here.

Rock-On - Gem and Mineral Show. Has been set for the long weekend in October. Held at the Broken Hill Showgrounds. Application forms and information about the show can be found here.

Field Trip reports for 2013 - Updated to include November - Tikalina.

The previous newsletters are available - download them from our Club News page.



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The Broken Hill Mineral Club is a collaborative group of mineral collectors and enthusiasts based in Broken Hill, Australia. Formed in 2000, the club has filled a void left when the previous lapidary group dissolved in the 1960's. The club has diversified from it's original focus of just mineral collecting to include lapidary - cutting, polishing and faceting, and gold fossicking using metal detectors.

The club has a workroom as part of the Centre for Community Complex in Beryl Street. Here we meet at 7:30 pm on the first Monday of each month and lapidary workshops run as part of our regular activities. Field trips to collecting localities in the Broken Hill district occur on the third Sunday of each month (excluding summer) and visitors and/or new members are most welcome to join us.

How To Become A Member


If you wish to join our club and be involved with all of our activities.
Download the application form here:




Right click on the link and save the target as: Then complete the highlighted sections of the form and choose a membership type by checking the appropriate box. Please Note: Temporary Membership is not available to online subscribers. Once completed, please email as an attachment to the club secretary at bhminclub@internode.on.net to be added to our mailing list.
A signed and dated copy should then be posted, along with your membership fee to PO Box 747. Broken Hill. NSW. 2880

Need More Information


For more information about the club and our activities follow the links below

General Information - download copies of our Club Newsletters from the past three years or read Articles from our members on Broken Hill and district locations.
Right click and "save as" our general information with contact details.



Club Activities


Monthly Meetings: are held on the first Monday of the month at 7:30 pm at the Clubroom. These meetings often include a guest speaker who will talk on the various fields of mineral collecting, gemstone cutting and polishing and new fossicking locations. We also have mineral competitions and information nights where members can learn new techniques in preparing minerals for display and improve their skills in mineral identification.

Lapidary Workshops: run between 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm every Wednesday (depending on the availability of the instructors). Persons interested in learning how to cut and polish gemstones are welcome to contact the club for more details about these workshops.

Field Trips: Check out our proposed 2016 calendar of Upcoming Field Trips or read reports on Past Field Trips from - 2008 : 2009 : 2010 : 2011 : 2012 : 2013

Gem and Mineral Show


Get all you need to know about our gem and mineral show the "Rock-On"