Mineralogical Society of Queensland Inc.

Mineralogical Society of Queensland

The Society, Where and When we Meet: Map of Queensland
Our Newsletter
Membership fees

Thank you to the GCBF:
The Queensland Government's Gambling Community Benefit Fund provided $8,565 to the Mineralogical Society of Queensland Inc. for the purchase of a laptop, computer projector and photomicrographic equipment.

Our Society:

The society currently has over 70 members and is based in Brisbane, Queensland. Its members predominately come from South-East Queensland, but we have quite a few members from northern New South Wales.

We meet on a Wednesday and also have micro meetings some Saturdays of every month (excepting December) in the Mt Gravatt Lapidary Society clubrooms located at 1873 Logan Road Mt Gravatt (opposite Macdonalds) in Brisbane. Check the calendar for day and start times of meeting.

Most meetings are well attended, and have stereo microscopes available for mineral viewing and identification. Guest speakers frequently attend, and a 'Mineral of the Month' session enables members to become better acquainted with various mineral species.

We have a keen micro mineral group ('Micromob') who also meet regularly to view and discuss micro minerals. (see calendar for details)

Field trips are held during the year, with the venue being published in our newsletter. The 'Australian Mineral Collector' Internet site has been sponsored for the past 19 years, and aims to make the hobby more educational and accessible.

2015 calendar - (Combined Minsoc meetings in black, and Micro meetings in red)

The 2015 Events calendar will be extended as soon as they are finalised!

Date Day Agenda
July 11
10:00 am on
Sat Theme is Arkaroola Minerals
MGLS Clubrooms
July 29
Management 6:00 pm
Members 7:00 pm on
Wed MGLS Clubrooms
Theme is radioactive minerals
August 8
10:00 am on
Sat Theme is Broken Hill Minerals
MGLS Clubrooms
August 26
Members 7:00 pm on

MGLS Clubrooms
This is our Annual General Meeting commencing at 7.30pm . All financial members are invited to vote in the new committee. Mineral subject is Inclusions with a talk from Rod Brightman

September 12
10:00 am on
Sat Theme is Inclusions
Armstrongs home, Lismore Heights
September 30
Management 6:00 pm
Members 7:00 pm on
Wed MGLS Clubrooms
October 10
10:00 am on
Sat Theme is Puttapa Mines and Minerals
Andy & Helen Tooles home in Holland Park
October 17
Sat Oakey west of Toowoomba
(see newsletter for details)
October 25
Members 7:00 pm on
Wed MGLS Clubrooms
November 25
Management 6:00 pm
Members 7:00 pm on
Wed MGLS Clubrooms

Our Newsletter:

The Queensland Society's newsletter is published and emailed to members four times a year. (hard copies are available to those without email facilities). The newsletter contains notes on topical issues, events, and also contains many interesting articles written by members.

Annual Membership Fees:

  • No Joining Fee
  • Single Person: A$20.00
  • Junior (under 18 yrs): A$10.00
  • Country/Interstate/Overseas: A$16.00
  • Family Membership: A$34.00
    (These fees are plus
    A$5.00 per person Insurance levy.)
  • Download a membership form: 2015-16 Membership Form

Society Contact Details:

Postal Address: PO Box 6362,
Upper Mt Gravatt,
President: Russell Kanowski
Vice President: Tony Forsyth
(07) 3396 9769
0419 661 962

Secretary: Bev Mortensen
(07) 5548 6715
Treasurer: Phillip Ericksson