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

No Gem Shows for this year 2016 Due to Not being able to get a
booking, also will be busy with additions & renovations to our Club!!

Nepean District Lapidary Club

Our Next Gem Show Weekend will be  Held At St Marys Memorial Hall
corner of The Great Western Highway & Mamre Road, St Marys NSW 2760
On Saturday 2nd December 2017 9.00am to 5.00pm
& Sunday 3rd December 2017 9.00am to 4.00pm

Then again the Following year 2018

Gem Show Weekend for Nepean District Lapidary Club

At St Marys Memorial Hall corner of The Great Western Highway &
Mamre Road, St Marys NSW 2760
On Saturday 1st December 2018 9.00am to 5.00pm
& Sunday 2nd December 2018 9.00am to 4.00pm


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