Malachite
WARRNAMBOOL GEM CLUB
Welcome to the Warrnambool Gem Club Website! The most recent updates on this web site are: 2019 Club activities places you might like to visit some australian gems
Close up view of Canadian Ammonite shell
The famous 'Alma King' rhodochrosite specimen. The 'Alma King' specimen  measures some 1m high and is covered with fine quartz, calcite and flourite crystals as well as the magnificent 'Alma King crystal' which is approx. 6" across. The specimen was mined at the ‘Sweet Home Mine). Photo taken at the Denver museum of natural history ( Colarado, USA).
This site was last updated in  September 2019 This site is managed on a voluntary basis. If you find any problems in using the site please contact us (e-mail preferred). If you do not get a reply or if the problem is not remedied within a few days it is probably because I am away interstate fossicking, at the A.F.G. seminar or bush walking etc. I will attend to any problems as soon as I can.
Upcoming meetings & events: We are approaching our annual AGM. Following a meeting of club members at the club rooms it has been decided to have the A.G.M at 12 noon, on Saturday, 16 th of November, at Macey’s Bistro. Members felt this would enable the maximum number of members to attend the meeting. Members can have lunch at Macey’s. We will then be opening the club room for a normal workshop for the rest of the afternoon. NEXT GENERAL CLUB MEETING WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY 19/10/2019 at 2-30. 2019 SILVERSMITHING COURSE. As many of you are aware, our club president Helen is active in the area of silversmithing. She is running a silversmithing course this year. The club has purchased a significant amount of new equipment for silversmithing for use by members. The course will cost $50 and run over 4 consecutive Sundays, 1-4 p.m. There is also a $5 workshop fee per afternoon. You also need to be a member of the Club which involves a $35 p.a. fee. This provides insurance cover, plus you can continue to attend the club after the course is complete and do silversmithing and/or gem cutting if you wish. The course will be modified depending on skill levels. Skills taught will include: Use of a jeweller’s saw (cutting shapes), Metal shaping (basic) , Filing, Sanding, Polishing and Soldering. Possible projects could include: A pendant (sawing, forming, soldering) A ring (bending, soldering) Setting a cabochon in silver. Silver used will have to be purchased by students. (That cost is not included in the $50 fee) These items are fluid and the degree of difficulty can be varied depending on the skill level. Contact Helen at the club if you are interested in doing the course in future months!!!! This ring was created by club member Therese, it contains a ‘porcelain agate cabachon’. The club committee has decided that the club will run our next Gem Show on the Weekend of the 11-12th of January, 2020.
· · · The Warrnambool Gem Club wishes to thank the following organisations for their support in running our 2018 gem show.  WARRNAMBOOL CITY COUNCIL  MACEY’S BISTRO     SWINTONS  (Warrnambool ) Supa  IGA  ALLFRESH SEAFOOD	 red rooster Warrnambool Cheese  & Butter Swintons Home Furniture DOMINO’S PIZZA MURRAY GOULBURN CO-OPERATIVE. MONOGHAN’S   PHARMACY Woolworths Warrnambool Woolworths Dennington CAPITAL CINEMA WARRNAMBOOL DES COOPERS PANEL WORKS
Annual membership fees are :  Adults                        $35  Children (school age)   $15  (minimum age for joining is 12 years, or 8 years if accompanied by an adult who is also a member)  Associate members      $20  (do not have use of workshop facilities) The club library     The club has an extensive collection of books related to gemstones, minerals, jewellery and fossicking. Club members can borrow books from the club or read them in our club rooms. Field Trips     The club operates field trips  when convenient. Many of our club members get together to  organise their own field trips, particularly during winter when many members head to warmer parts of the country to fossick. If you are interested in fossicking/gem cutting/lapidary work/glass work/silversmithing, consider joining a club. Being a member of a gem club can provide an introduction to a great hobby for people of all ages

N.S.W. Carnelian

collected in 2018.

The Warrnambool Gem Club was formed in 1968. Warrnambool is a city of some 33,000 people in the south-west of Victoria, Australia. The aims of the club are     to promote the enjoyment of lapidary crafts     improve members knowledge of lapidary skills & gemstones     provide facilities for club members to carry out their lapidary hobby     conduct fossicking excursions to gem localities You can contact the Warrnambool Gem Club by writing to P.O. Box 18, Warrnambool, Vic., Australia, 3280 or by using the Contact Us page.  
The club workshop    The club holds it's workshop sessions, and monthly meetings, in ' the old pump house ' at the northern end of Queens Rd, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia, 3280.  For club members there is a $5 workshop fee per session. CLUB OPENING TIMES! Effective 6/7/2019, the club will be open on the 1 st and 3 rd Wednesdays each month, and all Saturdays, from 1-4pm each day. Newcomers are always welcome! To ensure the safety of all club members there are a number of safety rules which members follow when using the club workshop. Members must wear eye & hearing protection, enclosed footwear is required and long hair must be safely secured. The workshop may be closed if members are on a field trip. It is normally closed from mid-December till mid- January during the Christmas period.
Club Constitution
Elbaite crystals
WARRNAMBOOL GEM CLUB
Welcome to the Warrnambool Gem Club Website! The most recent updates on this web site are: 2019 Club activities places you might like to visit some australian gems
Close up view of Canadian Ammonite shell
The famous 'Alma King' rhodochrosite specimen. The 'Alma King' specimen  measures some 1m high and is covered with fine quartz, calcite and flourite crystals as well as the magnificent 'Alma King crystal' which is approx. 6" across. The specimen was mined at the ‘Sweet Home Mine). Photo taken at the Denver museum of natural history ( Colarado, USA).
The Warrnambool Gem Club was formed in 1968. Warrnambool is a city of some 33,000 people in the south-west of Victoria, Australia. The aims of the club are     to promote the enjoyment of lapidary crafts     improve members knowledge of lapidary skills & gemstones     provide facilities for club members to carry out their lapidary hobby     conduct fossicking excursions to gem localities You can contact the Warrnambool Gem Club by writing to P.O. Box 18, Warrnambool, Vic., Australia, 3280 or by using the Contact Us page.  

Annual membership fees are :

 Adults                        $35

 Children (school age)   $15  (minimum age for joining is 12

years, or 8 years if accompanied by an adult who is also a

member)

 Associate members      $20  (do not have use of workshop

facilities)

Field Trips

    The club operates field trips  when convenient. Many of

our club members get together to  organise their own field

trips, particularly during winter when many members head

to warmer parts of the country to fossick.

If you are interested in fossicking/gem cutting/lapidary

work/glass work/silversmithing, consider joining a club.

Being a member of a gem club can provide an introduction

to a great hobby for people of all ages

This site was last updated in  September 2019 This site is managed on a voluntary basis. If you find any problems in using the site please contact us (e- mail preferred). If you do not get a reply or if the problem is not remedied within a few days it is probably because I am away interstate fossicking, at the A.F.G. seminar or bush walking etc. I will attend to any problems as soon as I can.
The Warrnambool Gem Club wishes to thank the following organisations for their support in running our gem show. WARRNAMBOOL CITY COUNCIL MACEY’S BISTRO ALLFRESH SEAFOOD
red rooster
DOMINO’S PIZZA
Warrnambool Cheese & Butter
Swintons Home Furniture
MURRAY GOULBURN CO-OPERATIVE.
MONOGHAN’S PHARMACY
Woolworths Warrnambool Woolworths Dennington
CAPITAL CINEMA WARRNAMBOOL
DES COOPERS PANEL WORKS
SWINTONS (Warrnambool ) Supa IGA

Application for

membership form:

Member information form:

(The above two forms are provided for your information. Please ensure you read both forms. You can print out the forms and complete the relevant sections as required.)

General club information

brochure:

PDF version (494KB) Constitution
Upcoming meetings & events: We are approaching our annual AGM. Following a meeting of club members at the club rooms it has been decided to have the A.G.M at 12 noon, on Saturday, 16 th of November, at Macey’s Bistro. Members felt this would enable the maximum number of members to attend the meeting. Members can have lunch at Macey’s. We will then be opening the club room for a normal workshop for the rest of the afternoon. NEXT GENERAL CLUB MEETING WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY 19/10/2019 at 2-30. 2019 SILVERSMITHING COURSE. Our club president Helen is active in the area of silversmithing. She is running a silversmithing course this year. The club has purchased a significant amount of new silversmithing equipment for use by members. The course will cost $50 and run over 4 consecutive Sundays, 1-4 p.m. There is also a $5 workshop fee per afternoon. You also need to be a member of the Club which involves a $35 p.a. fee. This provides insurance cover, plus you can continue to attend the club after the course is complete and do silversmithing and/or gem cutting if you wish. The course will be modified depending on skill levels. Skills taught will include: Use of a jeweller’s saw (cutting shapes), Metal shaping (basic), Filing, Sanding, Polishing and Soldering. Possible projects could include: A pendant (sawing, forming, soldering), A ring (bending, soldering) Setting a cabochon in silver. Silver used will have to be purchased by students. (That cost is not included in the $50 fee) These items are fluid and the degree of difficulty can be varied depending on the skill level. This ring was created by club member Therese, it contains a ‘porcelain agate cabachon’. The club committee has decided that the club will run our next Gem Show on the Weekend of the 10-11th of January, 2020.
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The club library

    The club has an extensive collection of books related

to gemstones, minerals, jewellery and fossicking. Club

members can borrow books from the club or read them

in our club rooms.

N.S.W. CARNELIAN
CLUB OPENING TIMES! Effective 6/7/2019, the club will be open on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays each month, and all Saturdays, from 1-4pm each day. Newcomers are always welcome! To ensure the safety of all club members there are a number of safety rules for the club workshop. Members must wear eye & hearing protection & enclosed footwear. Long hair must be safely secured. The workshop may be closed if members are on a field trip.