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 2018

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

  • Times: Friday March 9 and Saturday March 10, 10am – 6pm and Sunday March 11, 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.
  • University of New England (UNE) Paleontology display. Come and view dinosaur bones and fossils. Learn about our ancient past. Look at the UNE Discovery Voyager at Minerama 2018. Entry is FREE.

Come and experience the exciting University of New England’s Discovery Voyager. Bookings can be made by contacting Glen Innes Visitor Information Centre on 02 67302400 or book a session online.

Thank you for not smoking at Minerama

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

Rest Point Group

Glen Innes Severn Council

Glen Innes Highlands Tourist Association

Lions Club Glen Innes