Gem Festival in Glen Innes Highlands

The Minerama Fossicking, Gem & Jewellery Show
March 9, 10, and 11 in 2018


The lure of the deep rich, royal blue sapphire – we’re part of the state’s most prolific sapphire region & the world’s richest mineral diversity belt…

Increasingly, fossickers are flocking to Glen Innes Highlands’ gemfields. You don’t need a licence, it’s simple, cheap & fun for the whole family with the opportunity to strike it rich.

Gem & Jewellery Show 2017

Glen Innes & District Services Club
120 Grey Street & flowing through the car park onto King George Oval

  • Times: Friday March 10 and Saturday March 11, 10am – 6pm and Sunday March 12, 10am – 3pm.
  • Daily faceting demonstrations and expert gemmologists to answer your queries.
  • Free entry with over 100 dealers trading in gemstones, fine jewellery, facet rough, lapidary supplies, crystals, beads, fossils, mineral specimens and much more.
  • Bistro meals, club raffles, electronic darts, digital jukebox and friendly locals.
  • On site crystal fossicking provided by the Glen Innes Gem and Mineral Club.
  • View your gems and minerals under a microscope: the Mineralogical Society of Queensland will have microscopes set up in the Boardroom on Saturday. Children with parents are especially welcome.

Visit Emmaville Mining Museum

  • Just 30 minutes drive from Glen Innes to view the huge collection of gems and minerals plus mining memorabilia from days of old including Chinese tin mining history.
  • Open 10am – 4pm, closed Thursdays. $2 entry.
  • View the nationally renowned Curnow mineral collection plus the Jillet, Gilbey and Maskey Collections.
  • See over 300 photographs of mines and miners, Emmaville & local community.

Glen Innes and District Services Club - Diamond Sponsor
Glen Innes Severn Shire - Diamond Sponsor
Glen Innes Severn Council - Diamond Sponsor
Rest Point Group - Diamond Sponsor
Travel In - Diamond Sponsor