WELCOME TO THE SMLS WEBSITE
The Sussex Mineral and Lapidary Society comprises about 120 members, the majority of whom live in or close to Sussex and associate members in other parts of the UK and overseas.
We are united in a passion for minerals, fossils and lapidary work, with the principle focus being on minerals.
The Society holds monthly meetings in the Methodist Church in Perrymount Road in Haywards Heath, runs field trips in the UK and abroad and puts on a significant show each year in November in the Haywards Heath College, Harlands Road RH16 1LT.
We are a friendly group of people who aim to educate ourselves through sharing of knowledge of members and through input from club activities. We also aim to have a lot of good fellowship together and enjoy a range of social activities.
If you would like to find out more, come and give us a try and attend a couple of our meetings on a no obligation basis.
It would be great to see you.
The other pages on this website give details of where and when we meet and of the timetable for the rest of the year.
Also do come to the show in November; it is a fabulous event and showcases the best in mineral collecting in the UK.
For access to the Members Only section, click on the Members Only tab, and a log in form appears, and a tab labelled 'Sign Up'.
Click on that and you will be asked for your name and email address.
The request is sent to the webmaster for approval.
Current issues of the journal can be read, and there is also a Membership List; please check that your details are correct, and if changes are necessary (or if details are missing), please advise the webmaster (see the Contact Us page).
NOT A MEMBER?
It is necessary to join the society before access can be given to the 'MEMBERS ONLY' page.
Information of how to join is given on the 'MEMBERSHIP' page.
ADDITIONS TO THIS WEBSITE:
The following articles have been added as sub-pages to Lapidary:
Making a Cabochon' by John White
'Stone Carving' by Peter Martin
Documents added to the 'Members Only' page:
SMLS Fieldtrip Guide
The programme for 2023 has been added
MEETINGS IN DECEMBER, JANUARY AND FEBRUARY WILL CONTINUE TO BE VIA ZOOM ONLY.
MEETINGS DURING THE REST OF THE YEAR WILL NOW BE HELD AS NORMAL UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED AT THE METHODIST HALL, BUT ALSO BROADCAST OVER ZOOM.
DIARY DATES: (see 'ABOUT US' for location and times of meetings)
Friday 14th. April: Social & Member's Displays
We will have tables as usual, and we invite you to bring in whatever you think would be of interest to others.
It may be as simple as a single specimen (rock, mineral, micromount, fossil; self-collected or purchased).
It may be a set of specimens, perhaps united by a theme (as old Class 11).
It may be some specimens accompanied by text or graphics (as old Class 8).
It may be one or more photographs.
It may be some lapidary work that you have done. Without specific classes, we will not judge the “entries”.
It will instead be a chance for members to share their experiences and interests.
Food and soft drinks will be provided.