Getting ready for our show

Members have been busy getting ready for our Gem Show to be held at the Wondai Sports Grounds on April 2nd and 3rd 2022. They have been toiling away at the mine face at Mt Hay, searching for thunder eggs and other specimens that the public can purchase at the show. We will even haveContinue reading “Getting ready for our show”

Club’s next field trip

For the last few weeks efforts have been made to organize a field trip to Marlborough, a rural locality some 107klms north-west of Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. This area is well know for the Chrysoprase found not far away from the township. For those not aware of what this unique green gem looks like, I suggestContinue reading “Club’s next field trip”

Our 2021 Gem Show is nearly here!

The South Burnett Gem and Fossicking Club is currently finishing off the arrangements necessary to make this Gem Show one of the best going in South East Queensland. The Kingaroy Showgrounds will host this event on Saturday and Sunday, the 10th and 11th of April 2021, and will include Outside Tailgaters and Inside Traders withContinue reading “Our 2021 Gem Show is nearly here!”

Who buys Gems, Crystals and Minerals?

I am the father of a very keen fossicker and collector of Gems, Crystals and Minerals and have been assisting him selling some of what he has collected from all over Australia at the local market. The Nanango Market is held at the Nanango Showgrounds on the first Saturday of each month and usually hasContinue reading “Who buys Gems, Crystals and Minerals?”

Fossicking in Australia’s outback

Even though the Covid-19 pandemic has affected most of us in the last 6 months or so, I, in company with my 48 year old son, went fossicking for gems, mineral specimens and crystals during August 2020. Australia, unlike many countries around the world, was fortunate to have the right governmental policies and geographical positionContinue reading “Fossicking in Australia’s outback”

Covid 19 and Our Gem Club

These unsure times are getting many of us down as the severity and timing of any lockdowns keep changing. Many towns in Australia, particularly down south, are still unsure as to where this pandemic is heading. Out here in country Queensland we have enjoyed very little restrictions and life has mainly gone on unchallenged. OurContinue reading “Covid 19 and Our Gem Club”