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Emmaville Gemfest

Last weekend saw another successful Emmaville Gemfest.  There were more visitors this year with some travelling from Victoria for fossicking in the area.  Some fossickers came back empty handed but everyone seemed to enjoy themselves – we saw a few pieces of emerald from Saturday’s trip that were smallish (between 1 and 2 carats) but with […]

Emmaville Gemfest

The Emmaville Gemfest and Swap Meet is coming up soon.  Run as a fundraiser for the Emmaville Mining Museum, this is a great little show for people who like to mix their gem shows with a bit of hands-on fossicking. Emmaville Mining Museum Gemfest at the Emmaville Caravan Park 1st, 2nd and 3rd September 2007 Field trips […]

Winter Snow

Here on the Northern Tablelands, we get cold winters but snow only rarely.  With global warming, perhaps snow will become less common but Mother Nature can still surprise us.  These photos were taken just south of Glen Innes at Glencoe on Saturday morning (just a week after the start of winter). The weather has been […]

Magazine Article

Had a journalist come to visit us a couple of months ago – some may be interested in the final result… A Day In The Life of a Sapphire Miner Notebook Magazine – Linda Peatling It was a bit of fun chatting to the team on the day and we now have a few nice […]

2007 Celtic Festival

The Australian Celtic Festival is over for another year but there is no doubt that this year’s festival was the best yet.  Fantastic weather, big crowds of visitors and incredible entertainment added up to great fun for everyone. Aussie Sapphire had a great weekend of trading with lots of interested visitors and plenty of purchases.  […]