Regular field trips to fossick for natural material are also arranged regularly. It is possible for you to find your own gemstone, cut it, create a silver setting and wear your own unique piece of jewellery.
Both cabochon and faceting material can be found, for example; agate, chalcedony, garnet, jasper, petrified wood, rhodonite, sapphire, and topaz.
Our club field trips are either to designated Government fossicking sites or by special permission to enter private property. The club purchases a Queensland Fossicking Licence which covers all attendees. We also request that all members abide by the club’s Code of Conduct on Field Trips.
Checklist of recommended items to bring on a field trip:
- Appropriate clothing for the weather and location
- Mosquito repellant
- Boots (appropriate footwear)
- Fossicking tools ie pick hammer and bucket
QLD Government website with fossicking locations: https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/activities/fossicking/