Lapidary Organisations

Victorian Gem Clubs Association (VGCA)
VGCA is the umbrella organisation of Gem and Lapidary Clubs in Victoria.

Gemmological Association of Australia (GAA) 
Our association is Australia’s traditional gemmological educator. Short courses and industry courses for those who have an interest in gems and gemmology.

Gemological Institute of America 
Established in 1931, the Gemological Institute of America is the world’s foremost authority on diamonds, colored stones, and pearls.

Mineralogical Society of America 
The Mineralogical Society of America (MSA) was founded in 1919 for the advancement of mineralogy, crystallography, geochemistry, petrology, and promotion of their uses in other sciences, industry, and the arts. It encourages fundamental research about natural materials; supports the teaching of mineralogical concepts and procedures; and attempts to raise the scientific literacy of society with respect to issues involving mineralogy in the widest sense. The Society encourages the preservation of mineral collections, displays, mineral localities, type minerals and scientific data. MSA represents the United States internationally with regard to the science of mineralogy.

Prospecting Australia Forums
Discussions about prospecting and fossicking from all around Australia as well as monthly member draws, regular outings and more!

The Australian Mineral Collector Website 
Lists Australian Lapidary Clubs, galleries, dealers, publications etc.

The Natural History Museum (London) 
The Museum studies minerals in order to understand processes which occur in the natural environment.

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