Malachite
WARRNAMBOOL GEM CLUB
Welcome to the Warrnambool Gem Club Website! The most recent updates on this web site are: 2018 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  November  2018 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: WORKSHOP DUTY OFFICERS CLUB MEETINGS COMMITTEE MEETING ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 21/11,   7-30 P.M. AT CLUB ROOMS      OTHER EVENTS: SATURDAY 10/11    The club is conducting an excursion to 439 Errey’s Road, Cobrico (near Terang) to visit Bob Maskell who has an impressive rock/gem collection. Details at club, also on email sent to members. SUNDAY 4/11/18    CLUB EXCURSION TO GEELONG SHOW,  departing club 8- 30 a.m., car pooling where suitable.  CLUB CHRISTMAS BREAKUP BBQ AT COMMUNITY GARDENS MIDDAY 9/12/18
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

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 usually open on Saturday afternoons (from 12 noon till 4 p.m. till the end of the year) and also Wednesday afternoons from  1-00 till 4-00 p.m.  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. The club's monthly meeting is held on the third Wednesday  of the month.
DAY OF WEEK
WORKSHOP DATES
DUTY OFFICER
SATURDAY
27/10
ALAN A.
SATURDAY
3/11
KAY K.
SATURDAY
10/11
CLUB CLOSED
SATURDAY
17/11
HELEN B.
WEDNESDAY
24/10
HELEN B.
WEDNESDAY
WEDNESDAY
31/10
7/11
JANICE F.
ALAN A.
WEDNESDAY
14/11
DIANNE W.
WEDNESDAY
21/11
ALAN A.
Elbaite crystals
WARRNAMBOOL GEM CLUB
Welcome to the Warrnambool Gem Club Website! The most recent updates on this web site are: 2018 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  November  2018 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)
Upcoming meetings & events: CLUB MEETINGS COMMITTEE MEETING ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 21/11,   7-30 P.M. AT CLUB ROOMS  OTHER EVENTS: CLUB CHRISTMAS BREAKUP BBQ AT COMMUNITY GARDENS MIDDAY 9/12/18 The last workshop for the year will be on Saturday 8/12/18. The club will reopen on Saturday, 19th of January, 2019!

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.

DAY OF WEEK
WORKSHOP DATES
DUTY OFFICER
SATURDAY
27/10
ALAN A.
SATURDAY
3/11
KAY K.
SATURDAY
10/11
CLUB CLOSED
SATURDAY
17/11
HELEN B.
WEDNESDAY
24/10
HELEN B.
WEDNESDAY
WEDNESDAY
31/10
7/11
JANICE F.
ALAN A.
WEDNESDAY
14/11
DIANNE W.
WEDNESDAY
21/11
ALAN A.
N.S.W. CARNELIAN
The workshop is usually open on Saturday afternoons (from 12 noon till 4 p.m.) and also Wednesday afternoons from  1-00 till 4-00 p.m. untill the end of the year. 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.