The Otago Rock and Mineral Club Inc.
Rangiatea Station Agates
Selenite crystals from Cattle Creek, Hakataramea valley.
North Otago Gem Jewllery and Craft Fair showcase
Next Meeting at the hall
Annual General Meeting
Thursday August 5th - 2021 - 7:30pm
53 Malvern St - Woodhaugh
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
Check out New Zealand Geology Information Page
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
With Flickr now restricting the number of photos allowed on there site for free photos can now be found on GOOGLE photos. You can click on the link in the tool bar on the left of this page of click HERE
2021 NZ National Show Hutt-Wellington
15-17 October 2021
at the Expressions Arts & Entertainment Centre, 836 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt.
For more information go to NZ National Show on side bar or click HERE
2022 – National Show. To be hosted by the Canterbury Mineral & Lapidary Club
2023 - National Show Hosted by the Marlborough Rock & Mineral Club
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!
ALWAYS ASK PERMISSION!
If you are going onto private land ask the land owners permission if the answer is no respect the owners wishes 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.
Olivine in Basalt - Hyde
Orbicular Granite - Antarctica
Agate - Gawler Downs
Amethyst nodule - Mt Barossa