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GAA Conference 2006

The National Conference of the Gemmological Association of Australia for 2006 will be held at the Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel 30 Pitt Street, Circular Quay on 19 – 21 May 2006. See the GAA website for more information on the 2006 Conference.

The conference will offer many items of interest to members with the keynote speaker being John I Koivula (co-author of Photoatlas – Inclusions in Gemstones).

The post-conference tour will be held from 22/5/06 to 28/5/06 and tour the important gemfields of NSW – the tour will feature the Barrington Tops, Inverell-Glen Innes and Lightning Ridge. A fantastic opportunity to see some really interesting parts of Australia.

While in the Glen Innes/Inverell area, the tour group will visit the mine of our good friend and colleague Jack Wilson at nearby Kings Plains. I hope that this tour will help visitors to realise that NSW produces very fine quality blue sapphire – something often overlooked by many in the trade.

Cheers for now from Aussie Sapphire

PS – the website rewrite is going extremely well and we hope to open it up for a sneak preview very soon. The site will be launched officially soon afterwards. Stay tuned for more news on this.