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 (At the end of Carson Lane and 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 22 years, and aims to make the hobby more educational and accessible.

2018 calendar - (Combined Minsoc meetings in black, and Micro meetings in red)

The 2018 Events calendar will be extended as soon as they are finalised!

Date Day Agenda
 June 27
Members 7:00 pm on
 Wed  MGLS Clubrooms
July 14
10:00 am on


MGLS Clubrooms
(Chillagoe District Minerals)
July 25
Management 6:00 pm
Members 7:00 pm on
Wed MGLS Clubrooms
August 11
10:00 am on
Sat MGLS Clubrooms
(Lead Minerals)
 August 29
Members 7:00 pm on
 Wed MGLS Clubrooms
September 26
Management 6:00 pm
Members 7:00 pm on
Wed MGLS Clubrooms
 October 31
Members 7:00 pm on
 Wed MGLS Clubrooms
November 28
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: 2018-2019 Membership Form

Society Contact Details:

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

Secretary: Fabian Bracco
0432 014 433
Treasurer: Kathryn Parsons 
0402634192 qldminsoctreasurer@gmail.com