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. The workshop is normally open on Saturday afternoons from  1-00 till 4-00 p.m.  Newcomers are always welcome! 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. The club's monthly meeting is held on the third Wednesday of the month, starting at 7-30 p.m.
Malachite
WARRNAMBOOL GEM CLUB
Welcome to the Warrnambool Gem Club Website! The most recent updates on this web site are: 2017 Club activities NEXT WARRNAMBOOL GEM SHOW  JAN. 6 & 7, 2018

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,

consider joining a club.

Being a member of a gem

club can provide an

introduction to a great

hobby for people of all ages

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).
Our club rooms in Warrnambool

View membership brochure here!

This site was last updated in  April, 2017 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 AFG seminar or bush walking etc. I will attend to any problems as soon as I can.
Elbaite crystals
WARRNAMBOOL GEM CLUB
Welcome to the Warrnambool Gem Club Website! The most recent updates on this web site are: 2017 Club activities NEXT WARRNAMBOOL GEM SHOW  JAN. 6 & 7, 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. The workshop is normally open on Saturday afternoons from  1-00 till 4-00 p.m.  Newcomers are always welcome! 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. The club's monthly meeting is held on the third Wednesday of the month, starting at 7-30 p.m.

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,

consider joining a club.

Being a member of a gem

club can provide an

introduction to a great

hobby for people of all ages

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).

View membership

brochure here!

This site was last updated in  April, 2017 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 AFG seminar or bush walking etc. I will attend to any problems as soon as I can.
Our club rooms in Warrnambool