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

Gemfest 2015 flyer_front

gemfest flyer – front

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gemfest flyer – front

Then in November, The Gem and Mineral Fair

People looking to venture to beautiful Tasmania, The Gem and Mineral Fair will be held on the weekend of the 5th & 6th November 2016.

For detailed information visit their web page: www.zeehangemandmineralfair.com

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’

Nearby Events

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!)