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ALF going gangbusters

The response to our new Aussie Lapidary Forum has been fantastic.  In only 3 months, we already have around 80 members with almost 1200 messages on the boards. The interest has been great so keep it up.  With the new media gallery, members can post any number of photographs with comments and rating features available […]

Emmaville Gemfest

Emmaville Gemfest is coming up very soon so make sure you keep this weekend free for a really friendly and fun gem show up in the heart of the New England gemfields. GEMFEST – 6th, 7th & 8th September For more information, please contact the Emmaville Mining Museum 6734 7025, Ron Jillett on 6734 7210 […]

Still Good Finds for Fossickers

Noticed this article in the Inverell Times last week describing a spectacular find at 7 Oaks. Brett and Sasha McKinnon had been camping at 7 Oaks fossicking ground for almost a week when they made the find of a lifetime.  The Port Macquarie couple found a blue 42.13-carat sapphire on the second last day of […]

Minerama Field Trip Options

One of the most important features of Minerama is the programme of field trips.  Fossickers can visit a range of locations in the company of an experienced guide to look for a range of gems.  Heaps of fun and very affordable.  There are field trips to suit all types of fossickers – from the complete beginner to […]

Minerama Field Trips 2008

The draft field trip program for Minerama has just been received from the field trip convenor – John Paix.  This is a draft version; we are always dependent on good weather conditions to run these or any other trips. The weather has been cooler and wetter this summer so far and it takes very little […]