Malachite
WARRNAMBOOL GEM CLUB
Welcome to the Warrnambool Gem Club Website! The most recent updates on this web site are: 2021 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  June 2022 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: The club is holding a Bunnings BBQ on Saturday, 18/6/22.
 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.     Our club rooms in Warrnambool 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.   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.  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)			  Club Constitution  The Warrnambool Gem Club wishes to thank the following organisations for their support in preparing for our 2022 gem show which was cancelled due to covid.  WARRNAMBOOL CITY COUNCIL  MACEY’S BISTRO
Elbaite crystals
WARRNAMBOOL GEM CLUB
Welcome to the Warrnambool Gem Club Website! The most recent updates on this web site are: 2021 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).
Upcoming meetings & events:
This site was last updated in  June 2022  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. 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.     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 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 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.    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.
The club is holding a Bunnings BBQ on Saturday, 18/6/22.
The Warrnambool Gem Club wishes to thank the following organisations for their support in preparing for our 2022 gem show which was cancelled due to covid.  WARRNAMBOOL CITY COUNCIL   MACEY’S BISTRO