Field Trips

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:

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • 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/

 

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