The Otago Rock and Mineral Club

Next meeting 
Thursday 2nd August 2018
at the Hall 53 Malvern Street, Woodhaugh 

Field trips - January - 29th Dipton Limeworks for fossils and calcite minerals/crystals
                         February - 11th Stall at Thieves Alley Market Day, Dunedin
                         March - Doctors Point for hylaite opal
                         April - Central Otago Petrified Wood, Oncolites and selenites
                         May - Aramoana Beach Drag
                        June - Queens Birthday Weekend Mt Somers
                         July - Oamaru Gemstone, Jewellery & Craft Fair 
                         August - 
                        September - Mini Show at Clubrooms 
                        October - 
                        November - Mt Barossa

 December - Christmas Party

 Photos of what we get up to can be seen here on Flickr.
The Otago Rock and Mineral Club Inc. is for all those who have a love of collecting or have  an interest in rocks, minerals and fossils. 
We are located at
53 Malvern Street, Glenleith, Dunedin.
Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month (except January) at the hall in Malvern Street.

Field Trips - these are normally held on the Sunday following Thursdays meeting, unless otherwise advised. Check out the page - What we get up to.
Newsletter : The Fossil - this is published each month, before the monthly meeting, and is sent out by email to all financial club members. This useful newsletter contains information on club activities and articles on geology and rockhounding.
The Otago Rock and Mineral Club on You Tube - want to know a little more Violet D made this video as part of her anthropology paper.
Click here You Tube

A timely reminder - Recent issues have arisen from rockhounds, or so called rockhounds, entering private property around the Mt Barossa, Clent Hills, Woolshed Creek and the
 Mt Somers area. 
These so called rockhounds are causing land damage, disturbing stock and
most upsetting threatening owners and their property.
True rockhounds do not do this!
If you are going onto private land ask the land owners permission
If the answer is no respect the owners decision and move on.
Not being able to locate the landowner does not give you the right to enter the property.
The Police, Landowners, DOC are monitoring these areas physically and with the aid of
electronic monitoring equipment.

Check out New Zealand Geology Information Page 

(on sidebar)

 Lots of information on rockhounding in New Zealand. The old magazine Rockhunter has been scanned and uploaded!

Find out what we get up to
- check out photos of our adventures on flickr
This will take you to another page.
This is us - away on a rock hunt.

Up coming events New Zealand Events.


29th & 30th
Canterbury Mineral & Lapidary Club Inc.
Club Show

 In their club rooms 
110 Waltham Road, Waltham,

Otago Rock and Mineral Club Mini Show
Date to be confirmed

12th to 14th

2018 National Show, 
Hosted by the Tauranga Gem & Mineral Club. 
 To be held at the Tauranga Racecourse, 1383 Cameron Road, Greerton, 
12 – 14th October 2018. Set up day is Thursday 11th October from 1pm
More information click here


The 55th GEMBOREE will be held in 2019 at Rockhampton. 

Click here GEMBOREE