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Fossicking & Rockhounding

Aussie Sapphire is an online shop specialising in gems from our own mine on the Reddestone Creek near Glen Innes in NSW Australia.  Many of our customers are also keen fossickers and rockhounders.  It seems that many people interested in gemstones also love the chance to get out there and go digging for themselves.

foss11.JPGThis activity goes under a variety of names – fossicking in Australia, rockhounding, gem mining and prospecting in many other countries.  Whatever you call it, fossicking is great fun for anyone who loves the great outdoors and the opportunity to find your own treasure.

As a free service to our customers and website visitors, we also provide information on fossicking and rockhounding in our local area.  See below for links to specific areas of this section on our website:

Please note that the site list is still under development with new sites and information being added all the time.  Comments are always welcome if you can help with this section.

And remember the fossicking motto – “the more you dig, the luckier you get”.

Thank you for your interest from Aussie Sapphire


  1. Ping from Sebastian Torrisi:

    Just wondering if you have any Gad Pry Bars?

  2. Ping from Margaret hutt:

    Can you tell me how to tell the difference between a ruby and an agate?

  3. Ping from Admin:

    Sorry for late reply – this query got caught up in spam filter in error. These two are different minerals – ruby = corundum and agate = microcrystalline quartz. They will look different and have very different physical properties.

  4. Ping from Admin:

    Sorry – dont have any in stock currently.

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