The Norfolk Mineral & Lapidary Society website is changing. We are moving to a new provider, Homestead. Hopefully, this will make it more flexible to add and take out content, and keep the site fresh.

We are based in Britain, about 100 miles north-ish of London and as many would have it,  on the road to nowhere. But don't you believe it! It is true that there is nothing beyond the County but the North Sea but those that come rarely want to leave, we won't let them! 

The Society was founded in 1973 and is the only one of its kind in East Anglia. Our members, young and not so young, come from a wide area and from many different walks of life.

There are many reasons why our members have joined us but we will not list them here. Just browse around this web site and see for yourself.

Please feel free to contact us with your comments and suggestions.  
All of us in our club have one thing in common, and that's our love of our hobby. What drives us is the excitement of new discoveries in the search of the perfect specimen. But all this would be hollow indeed if we had no one to share it with.

Many times on field trips I have seen people happily talking away about a new find, and have seen the faces light up of new members when they have made their very first discovery. I have had the blood pounding in my veins when  discovering something in my own searches.

We have much in common with the great adventurers of the past. Our passion for what we do and the thrill we get from our latest achievement. These are experiences that must be shared to be appreciated. This is the whole idea behind what we do. We look forward to shows and meetings to display our new treasures, it gives us reason to relive that moment when we first found it over and over.

Time spent together should be cherished, for it is this time among our friends, that we derive the greatest pleasure in our hobby, exchanging stories and sharing each other's discoveries together

Colin Lansdell (Secretary/Editor)   

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