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Management Committee and Other Personnel Management Committee Members President: Michael Hardcastle
Vice-president: Mike Rashleigh
Secretary: Jan Hannam
Treasurer: Joe Venables
Assistant Secretary: Allan Rose
Assistant Treasurer: Richie Willaims
Extra Members MC: Tammi Saal
Other Personnel Purchasing Officers: Jan Saal
Specimen Curator: David Croft
Specimen Testers: David Croft, Vic Lahtinen, Trevor Hannam
Cabochon Advisors: Jodi Sawyer
Faceting Instructors: Jim Lidstone, Joe Ferk, Trevor Hannam
Silver Instructors: Sylvia Rose, Jan Saal
Gemfest is an annual event with much community interest Gemfest 2020, July 25th and 26th.
Gemfest 2021, July 31st and Aug 1st, with the club celebrating 60 years.
Fossicking For Specimens Government designated fossicking areas
Regular Field Trips
Many local spots for crystal quartz
Fossicking Calendar Past Field Trips Identify Specimens Consult our Specimen Tester or our Gemologist
We have a very comprehensive reference library (On site only)
Our members in general have a wealth of knowledge and experience
Gemologist Process Specimens With our talented volunteer tutors, learn skills of cutting & polishing gemstones en cabochon or faceted and then setting the stone
Fossicking Calendar The club organises between three and five fossicking trips each year for members
For 2020 five potential fossicking trip dates are being considered, four around long weekends and one for up to a week
January Australia Day, Sat 25 Jan to Mon 27 Jan April Easter Week, Sat 4 Apr to Mon 13 Apr or Fri 10 Apr to Mon 13 Apr. Agate Creek or Cloncurry or further.
Gemologist Gemologists identify and verbally evaluate gems.
Vic Lahtinen, one of the club’s gemologists, is available on Saturdays and Wednesdays from 9am to 10am at the club.
You do not need to be a member.
Vic has access to suitable equipment to help him identify gems.
Vic and his colleagues also identify minerals specimens.