Tips & Safety On Field Trips

  • Take every precaution while on field trips like making sure you have the right
    gear like gloves, boots, drinking water and basic supplies.
  • Fill in your holes after digging and beware of overhanging rocks and ledges
    that could collapse while digging below.
  • Don't go into old mine shafts as most are unstable and air quality can never be
  • Always wear safety glasses when breaking or chiselling on rocks.
  • Watch out for snakes and spiders because as a rock hound you're more prone
    to finding these critters than others.
  • Always close gates after you and always take your rubbish home with you if
    there isn't a proper place to leave it.
  • Always tell someone where you are before you leave in case something goes
  • Always have a first aid kit close by.
  • If you haven't been to an area before draw yourself a map or have a map with
    you so you don't get lost. Mobile phones don't work everywhere!
  • Wear a good hat and sunscreen so you don't get sunburnt.

Disclaimer: It is your responsibility to ask permission from any private property
owner at any location when searching for gemstones before you enter any such
property. You may also be required to possess a fossicking license as per state laws.

Safety In The Workshop

  • Don't have loose clothing around any moving machine parts and keep guards
    on equipment at all times.
  • Wear safety glasses while grinding and using any pickle or acid compounds.
  • Wear a filter face mask if required.
  • Don't spill water on any electric motors. Electricity and water don't mix.
  • Keep fingers and hands clear of sharp moving parts.
  • Wear rubber gloves if handling any acids or pickling solutions.
  • Use tweezers when handling hot soldered jewelry.
  • Have a first aid kit near by at all times.
Club Location:-

Nepean District Lapidary Club Inc.

27 Swanston St. & Cnr of Collins St.
St Marys NSW 2760                                                                   

For further details                                           
please contact:-

Contact: 0247774105 or 0429774105

Postal Address: PO Box 99 Penrith NSW 2750


Membership Details:-

Our Fees:-

Joining Fee  $10.00

Annual Membership Fee $30.00

Concession $20.00

Workshop Fees Applicable  


There is plenty of off road parking at the side of our Club House which is also the
Entry Point to the Club House ( Via Collins Street ).

Our Club involves the whole family,

Can teach you a new craft,

Can take you to see the countryside,

Can provide you with social activities,

Can help you to make new friends,

Members can learn the Art of Lapidary,

Silverwork, Jewellery making, Casting, Enamelling, Cabachons, Faceting, Carving,
and many other things

Workshop Times:-

General Jewellery & Lapidary workshops.

Our Hours are :-

Monday Morning  9.00am - 12 noon  General Workshop

Tuesday Evening  7.30pm - 10pm  Facetting

Wednesday Evening  7.30 - 10pm  General Workshop

Thursday  CLOSED

Friday Morning  9.30am - 12 noon  Silver, Enamelling Etc.

Evening  7.30pm - 10pm  General Workshop

Field Trip Info:-

Members can go camping and fossicking, mineral collecting, fossil collecting even
Gem collecting, some people just come along for a good time with their friends at our

Contact President John Jackson 6147774105, 0429774105

Club Shows & Events:-
Club Photos
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Nepean District Lapidary Club Inc

     Nepean District Lapidary club invites you to our

                              Future Dates For our Sale Days:
          Saturday 18th April 2015,  9am to 4pm at Club rooms
          Sunday 6th September 2015,   9am to 3pm at Club rooms

Held in our Club Grounds
at Swanston & Collins Streets St Marys, entry via Collins Street
Weather Permitting.

Our Major show will be held over Saturday & Sunday 5th & 6th
December 2015
                      Saturday 5th December 2015, 9am to 5pm,
                        Sunday 6th December 2015 9am to 4pm
                 this show will be held at St. Marys Memorial Hall
  for more info on these sale days & our Major Show please contact:    
                                           0429 774 105


Sale Dates:

Sunday 19th April 2015, 9am - 4pm,  Tailgate Sale Day, Club Car Park,
Entry & Parking via Collins Street & Cnr Swanston Street St. Marys

Sunday 19th July 2015, 9am - 4pm, Tailgate Sale Day, Club Car Park, Entry
& Parking via Collins Street & Cnr Swanston Street St. Marys

Sunday 6th September 2015, 9am -4pm, Tailgate Sale Day, Club car Park,
Entry & Parking via Collins Street & Cnr Swanston Street St. Marys.

Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th December 2015, Sat: 9am - 5pm,
                                                             Sun: 9am - 3pm
Nepean District Lapidary Club Annual Show, Held at St. Marys Memorial
Hall, St.Marys Civic Centre, Entry via Swanston Street, St. Marys

Parking: Entry via Collins Street
                             Come see our New Club rooms.