2016 Toowoomba Gemfest
Gemfest – Gem and Jewellery Show will be held on the weekend of 22nd & 23rd October 2016.
Where: Centenary Heights High School Hall, Ramsay Street entrance, Toowoomba.
When: Saturday 22 October 2016: Open from 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Sunday 23 October 2016: Open from 9.00 am – 3.00 pm
The mystery of Kazakhstan’s “Dragonglass”..
For the Game of Thrones fans out there. There was a great article written over at Nerdist about Tengizite found only in Kazakhstan.
Check it out here: http://nerdist.com/the-mystery-of-kazakhstans-dragonglass/
Monthly General Meetings: CHANGE of DAY and TIME
In February 2016 we changed the day and times of our club’s monthly general meetings.
Meetings are now held on the third Tuesday night of the month starting at 7.00 pm.
The workshop machinery will not be used until after the meeting is over.
Following the meeting, the workshop will stay open for a further 30 minutes, closing at 9.30 pm, with no workshop fee charged on those meeting/workshop nights.
Do you want to join our club?
It is at these Monthly Meetings that Application for Membership forms will be processed for people wishing to join the Toowoomba Lapidary Club.
If you’d like to become a member so you can receive training in various cutting styles, please come into the clubhouse at 4 William Street on either a Tuesday or Thursday evening, have a look around, talk with some of the members and pick up a New Membership Application kit, which contains all the forms and information you need to know.
Toowoomba Lapidary Club celebrates 50 years
From the Clubhouse
Toowoomba Lapidary Club provides tuition and runs many activities throughout the year:
- Semi-precious stone cutting
- Faceting / Gem cutting
- Silversmithing courses
- Field trips and fossicking excursions are frequently run for the keen ‘rockhounds’
The QLD Museum in Brisbane has a display on the ground floor with precious and semi-precious minerals very much worth your time seeing (it’s also completely free!)