Malachite
WARRNAMBOOL GEM CLUB
Welcome to the Warrnambool Gem Club Website! The most recent updates on this web site are: 2017 Club activities 50 th  ANNIVERSARY  WARRNAMBOOL GEM SHOW  JAN. 6 & 7, 2018 Saturday 9-5 Sunday 9-4 WARRNAMBOOL PRIMARY SCHOOL CNR JAMIESON ST. AND PRINCES HWY, WARRNAMBOOL DISPLAYS, SALES & DEMONSTRATIONS GEM CUTTING, LUCKY DIP, RAFFLES, CLUB STALL (plants, books, gems, minerals) DELICIOUS HOME MADE FOOD, TRADERS & COLLECTORS SELLING  A WIDE RANGE OF BEAUTIFUL GEMSTONES, FOSSILS, MINERALS & JEWELLERY. ADMISSION: $5 PER PERSON, CHILDREN UNDER 12 FREE WITH AN ADULT. To download a ‘flyer’ for our show click on the pdf: The Warrnambool Gem Club wishes to thank the following organisations for their support in running our gem show. WARRNAMBOOL CITY COUNCIL MACEY’S BISTRO SHOW NEWS! BELOW YOU CAN SEE THE LISTING OF THE TRADERS, DEMONSTRATORS, AND SPECIALISTS WHO WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE!  
LARRY PETERSON: Specializing in Gems and Minerals from The Harts Ranges, Northern Territory - including Sphene (Titanite) Crystals, Sunstone, Kyanite, Epidote and Tourmaline. BERJIQUE JEWELLERY: Owned and run by Siobhan from our Club, will have a diverse range of jewellery items on offer. You will be spoilt with a choice of Earrings, Necklaces and Bracelets, made with semi-precious Gemstones, Wood and beautiful large Baroque Pearls.  BERGAMIN BEADS: Offers exquisite, high quality Lampwork Glass Beads; made from Italian, German and American Glass. These beads are generally one of a kind!  Sterling Silver Jewellery, Polished Gemstone Cabochons, Lapidary Supplies and more…. GORDON JAMES PTY LTD: Offering a wide range of Faceted Gems and Findings in Silver and Gold, for Earrings, Rings and Pendants.  I WILL SET YOUR STONES WHILE YOU WAIT – YOURS OR MINE. BRUCE WHITTAKER: Specializing in beautiful cut and polished Agates, Gypsum Specimens, and a wide range of Specimens from the Broken Hill area. SHARONS STONES: Offers an extensive range of Fossils, Minerals and Jewellery. RUMMAGE AND CRAFT: Offer a variety of Gems, Crystals, Specimen pieces and Rough, including over 70 types of Tumbled Stone.  Locally made Jewellery and Gifts for all ages and budgets, plus all that you would need to create your own Jewellery and more…. T.J. MINERALS: Specializing in Australian Minerals, International Minerals, Worked, Tumbled and Gemtree Stones. ROSS KITZELMANN: Specializing in a wide range of Minerals, Polished Stone, Crystals and Fossils. HEART OF SHONA: Proudly bring you beautifully crafted stone sculptures, from the Shona people of Zimbabwe, Africa. WARRNAMBOOL BOTTLE CLUB: Present an Extensive Display of Collectable Bottles. DAVID HEIDERICH – GEMOLOGIST: If you are not sure about that “Precious” Stone, then bring it along to our Show for David to not only identify, but determine whether it is Natural, or Synthetic. KATRINA FISHER – BONE CARVER: Katrina will demonstrate, the art of creating beautifully handcrafted Pendants from Bone. ANNA ESS CRYSTAL CLEARANCE CENTRE: The beautifully handcrafted Black Obsidian Elephant (Approx. 10 cm. long), and Fox (Approx. 10 cm. high) below left, have been donated by Anna as prizes.  She offers an extensive range of  Gemstone Carvings and Gemstone Bracelets, Bone & Deer Antler hand carved Pendants, Peruvian Gemstones, including Pink & Blue Opal, Chrysocolla and Rhodocrosite, Aquamarine Specimens, Silver Jewellery and more…….
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.    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 (and the first and third Wednesday 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/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 Our club rooms in Warrnambool

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)
This site was last updated in  November, 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.
Upcoming meetings & events: 26/11/17 Club field trip to Mortlake quarry. Meet at quarry gate 10 a.m., finish at quarry at 1 p.m. 3/12/17 Bunnings BBQ Please sign up at club to help with the BBQ. It is an important fund raiser for our club! 9/12/17 Last workshop for year. This will be a clean up of the workshop so it will be ready for next year! 10/12/17 Club End of year dinner: Sunday at ‘Maceys’, 12 noon. Kris Kringle to value of $5. 6/1/18 Gem show traders dinner:   at ‘Maceys’, Saturday, 6 p.m. 20/1/18 Club rooms reopen for 2018! 10-11/3/18 Gemkhana at the Hungarian Community Centre, 760 Boronia Rd, Wantirna 30/3/18 TO 2/4/18 GEMBOREE,  Willunga, S.A.
Above and right: two examples from Bergamin Beads.
Left: Two photos of ‘Rummage and Craft’ showing some of the extensive and attractive range of items typically on sale. Below left: some of Ross Kitzelmann’s range of items for sale. Below: HEART OF SHONA: beautifully crafted stone sculptures, from the Shona people of Zimbabwe, Africa.
Elbaite crystals
WARRNAMBOOL GEM CLUB
Welcome to the Warrnambool Gem Club Website! The most recent updates on this web site are: 2017 Club activities 50 th  ANNIVERSARY  WARRNAMBOOL GEM SHOW  JAN. 6 & 7, 2018 Saturday 9-5 Sunday 9-4 WARRNAMBOOL PRIMARY SCHOOL CNR JAMIESON ST. AND PRINCES HWY, WARRNAMBOOL DISPLAYS, SALES & DEMONSTRATIONS GEM CUTTING, LUCKY DIP, RAFFLES, CLUB STALL (plants, books, gems, minerals) DELICIOUS HOME MADE FOOD, TRADERS & COLLECTORS SELLING  A WIDE RANGE OF BEAUTIFUL GEMSTONES, FOSSILS, MINERALS & JEWELLERY. ADMISSION: $5 PER PERSON, CHILDREN UNDER 12 FREE WITH AN ADULT. To download a ‘flyer’ for our show click on the pdf: The Warrnambool Gem Club wishes to thank the following organisations for their support in running our gem show. WARRNAMBOOL CITY COUNCIL MACEY’S BISTRO SHOW NEWS! BELOW YOU CAN SEE THE LISTING OF THE TRADERS, DEMONSTRATORS, AND SPECIALISTS WHO WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE!  
LARRY PETERSON: Specializing in Gems and Minerals from The Harts Ranges, Northern Territory - including Sphene (Titanite) Crystals, Sunstone, Kyanite, Epidote and Tourmaline. BERJIQUE JEWELLERY: Owned and run by Siobhan from our Club, will have a diverse range of jewellery items on offer. You will be spoilt with a choice of Earrings, Necklaces and Bracelets, made with semi-precious Gemstones, Wood and beautiful large Baroque Pearls.  BERGAMIN BEADS: Offers exquisite, high quality Lampwork Glass Beads; made from Italian, German and American Glass. These beads are generally one of a kind!  Sterling Silver Jewellery, Polished Gemstone Cabochons, Lapidary Supplies and more…. GORDON JAMES PTY LTD: Offering a wide range of Faceted Gems and Findings in Silver and Gold, for Earrings, Rings and Pendants.  I WILL SET YOUR STONES WHILE YOU WAIT – YOURS OR MINE. BRUCE WHITTAKER: Specializing in beautiful cut and polished Agates, Gypsum Specimens, and a wide range of Specimens from the Broken Hill area. SHARONS STONES: Offers an extensive range of Fossils, Minerals and Jewellery. RUMMAGE AND CRAFT: Offer a variety of Gems, Crystals, Specimen pieces and Rough, including over 70 types of Tumbled Stone.  Locally made Jewellery and Gifts for all ages and budgets, plus all that you would need to create your own Jewellery and more…. T.J. MINERALS: Specializing in Australian Minerals, International Minerals, Worked, Tumbled and Gemtree Stones. ROSS KITZELMANN: Specializing in a wide range of Minerals, Polished Stone, Crystals and Fossils. HEART OF SHONA: Proudly bring you beautifully crafted stone sculptures, from the Shona people of Zimbabwe, Africa. WARRNAMBOOL BOTTLE CLUB: Present an Extensive Display of Collectable Bottles. DAVID HEIDERICH – GEMOLOGIST: If you are not sure about that “Precious” Stone, then bring it along to our Show for David to not only identify, but determine whether it is Natural, or Synthetic. KATRINA FISHER – BONE CARVER: Katrina will demonstrate, the art of creating beautifully handcrafted Pendants from Bone. ANNA ESS CRYSTAL CLEARANCE CENTRE: The beautifully handcrafted Black Obsidian Elephant (Approx. 10 cm. long), and Fox (Approx. 10 cm. high) below left, have been donated by Anna as prizes.  She offers an extensive range of  Gemstone Carvings and Gemstone Bracelets, Bone & Deer Antler hand carved Pendants, Peruvian Gemstones, including Pink & Blue Opal, Chrysocolla and Rhodocrosite, Aquamarine Specimens, Silver Jewellery and more…….
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 (and the first and third Wednesday 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/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

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).

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)
This site was last updated in  November, 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.
Upcoming meetings & events: 26/11/17 Club field trip to Mortlake quarry. Meet at quarry gate 10 a.m., finish at quarry at 1 p.m. 3/12/17 Bunnings BBQ Please sign up at club to help with the BBQ. It is an important fund raiser for our club! 9/12/17 Last workshop for year. This will be a clean up of the workshop so it will be ready for next year! 10/12/17 Club End of year dinner: Sunday at ‘Maceys’, 12 noon. Kris Kringle to value of $5. 6/1/18 Gem show traders dinner:   at ‘Maceys’, Saturday, 6 p.m. 20/1/18 Club rooms reopen for 2018! 10-11/3/18 Gemkhana at the Hungarian Community Centre, 760 Boronia Rd, Wantirna 30/3/18 TO 2/4/18 GEMBOREE,  Willunga, S.A.