The Otago Rock and Mineral Club

Next  Meeting 
Thursday September 7th 2017

Field trips - January - 29th Dunback Limeworks
                      February - 11th Stall at Thieves Alley Market Day, Dunedin
                      March - 5th Hampden to Moreaki Beach drag
                      April - Easter 2017 Golden Bay & Wellington Club Otago Field Trip
                      May - To Waimumu and Landslip Hill
                      June 5th Queens Birthday Weekend Mt Somers
                      July - Gemstone, Jewellery & Craft Fair - 8th and 9th July 
                      August - Member collection visit.
                      September - Mini Show at Clubrooms - Mitchell's Rocks fossil hunt
                      October -TBA
                      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

On You Tube
Click on links (in blue) 

Royal Tyrrell Museum - Speaker Series 2011
Craig Dylke - The Fossils of New Zealand: Remnants of a Lost Continent

New Zealand's amazing geology as seen on the new QMAP series

Gemstone Beach at the bottom of the South Island of New Zealand. Locals making a small living out of fine gold in the black sands..Also picking up Gemstones.

The Gold Cube - a way of refining concentrates containing gold.

The Metamorphic Gold Model - The New Zealand Story

Dr Iain Pitcairn talks about his research into the origin of gold deposits in New Zealand's South Island. Iain analysed hundreds of samples from the Otago Schists to demonstrate that gold deposits were derived from fluids that formed during metamorphism of the parent rocks. This is the essence of the metamorphic gold model that is used to explain the origin of orogenic gold deposits.

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.

New Zealand National Rock and Mineral Show
Hosted by the 
North Shore Rock and Mineral Club
6th to 8th October 2017
at the
North Shore Events Centre, 
Silverfield and Argus Place Entrances, 
Wairau Valley, Auckland
To find out more click here 
or go to NZ National Show on side bar
Schedule now available.

Check out New Zealand Geology Information Page 

(on sidebar)

It has been changed. 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.

October 5th -8th National Show North Shore Rock Hounds Club,  at the North Shore Events Centre, Silverfield and Argus Place Entrances, Wairau Valley, Auckland.

October 14th - 15th Taranaki lapidary & Mineral Club Show, Spotswood College, South Road New Plymouth.


The 53rd National Gem & Mineral Show
 Willunga, South Australia
30 March – 2 April 2018
Please click on the link below for more information.
Click here GEMBOREE

30th September – 3rd October 2017  - Gemkhana, Hawkesbury District Showgrounds, Clarendon, NSW.