The 40th Annual Gemkhana

Latest News At The Club. The 40th Annual Gemkhana The weekend of the 11th and 12th of March saw several members of our club trek to Shepparton for the 40th Annual Gemkhana. The Gemkhana is the name given to the annual combined Victorian lapidary, gem and mineral clubs’ show. It sees members of most of the 34 affiliated clubs get together to buy, … Read More

Mount Shadwell & Mortlake Fossicking Trip October 2013

Another successful field trip was arranged and participated with much enthusiasm to Mt Shadwell, Morlake for Peridot by members on the weekend of the 26-27 October. Our field trip officer Margaret put in a lot of due care, organisation and preparation for this field trip with emails out to all members to advise of the upcoming trip and reminders to all … Read More

Don’t miss the annual Essendon Gem Show in April

Essendon Gem Show is held in April each year. The Essendon Gem Show was held on the weekend of 22nd and 23rd of April. Members of the gem club, other gem clubs and the public took the opportunity to see what our club has to … Read More

Update To Workshop Times & Fees

Just a short note to inform everyone of the now current workshop times and fees: Meeting & Workshop Times page. … Read More

Field Trip To Daylesford & Castlemaine

As one of the many fossicking trips planned throughout the year by our enthusiastic field trip officers (Gavin and Darryl), it was decided that the Daylesford and Castlemaine areas needed further exploration, with the help of a … Read More

Obtaining A Miner’s Right

Before you can prospect or fossick in Victoria, you must purchase a Victorian “Miner’s Right". A Miner’s Right allows the holder to search for, and take possession of, any mineral located on many areas of public land, or, on … Read More

Exhibition Photos 2014

The 2014 Annual Essendon Gem & Lapidary Club Exhibition was held on the weekend of the 5th and 6th of April, at the clubrooms at Cross Keys Reserve, Essendon. This year was a great year for our showcases as there were many new … Read More