About The Club
Townsville Gem and Mineral Club
The Townsville Gem and Mineral Club is an Incorporated non-profit organisation for members who share a common interest in all things related to
- Art Metal (Silversmithing and Jewellery Making)
- Lapidary (engraving, cutting and polishing of stones and gems)
- Faceting of Gemstones, Tumbling (polishing of smaller stones in tumblers)
- Casting (making jewellery by casting and pouring of molten metal into moulds)
- Enamelling (designs made in special paints heated onto metal pendants)
And various workshops related to jewellery making including chains, bracelets, and other creative ornamental activities such as wire wrapping and the creation of 'Gem Trees'.
We also conduct organised Field Trips to fossick for and collect rock specimens of precious and semi-precious stones. Activities are conducted under the tutorship and leadership of Instructors and experts in specific activities.
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Workshops and Casting can be done at other times upon arrangement (depending on participant numbers and interests). The clubhouse can really be opened at other times given enough interest and Instructor availability …. So long as there are enough members to make turning on machinery and the air-conditioning viable!
Field Trips dependent on Members’ interest, field location availability and the weather. Club sanctioned Field Trips are covered by limited liability insurance though you will need to be self-sufficient. Most locations are suitable to all vehicles and camping set-ups.
Kids and Creative Workshops as scheduled, Lapidary Instruction as well as Faceting, Art Metal and Rock Sawing of your own work.
Faceting & Lapidary Instruction as well as Rock Sawing and Tumbling of your own work.
Clubhouse opens for you to do your own work. Faceting & Lapidary Instruction available.
Faceting & Lapidary Instruction as well as open for you to do your own work.