The society currently has over 40 members and is based in Hobart, Tasmania. Its members predominately come from South-East Tasmania, but we have members from around the state plus New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, ACT, WA and England.
We meet on the first Friday of every month (except December) in the Geology Dept main lecture theatre, University of Tasmania, Hobart. Meetings start at 7.00 pm.
Most meetings are well attended and we usually have minerals for sale, viewing and identification. Guest speakers are frequently featured, and a 'Mineral of the Month' session enables members to become better acquainted with various mineral species and groups.
Field trips are held most months, often in association with other clubs, with the venue being published in our newsletter.
The patron of the Society is Professor Ross Large, Geology Dept, University of Tasmania
The Mineralogical Society of Tasmania is a member body of the Tasmanian Lapidary and Mineral Association Incorporated (http://www.tasmanianlapidary.org.au/).
The Society is active in promoting the collection and study of Tasmanian minerals and mineralogical sites. A special issue of the AJM on Tasmanian minerals is being planned.
The Tasmanian Society's newsletter is published and mailed to members four times a year. It contains a program of events, information on topical issues, summaries of some talks, field trip reports, updates on Tasmanian mineralogy and interesting articles written by members.