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 […]

Update To Workshop Times & Fees

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

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 offer. Our club is open to both adults and their children […]

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 displays from members and the presentation of the new cupboards and display […]

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 […]

Exhibition Photos 2013

On April 20th and 21st, the annual Essendon Gem and Lapidary Club exhibition was held in the clubrooms at Cross Keys Reserve in Essendon. It was nice weather for it and once again our club members banded together to put on a lively exhibition for the public, showcasing many interesting displays and demonstrations. This year, […]

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 local geologist – Julian Hollis. More than twenty ELC members chose to attend and with the sun shining […]

Classy Glass With Michael Saba

A new, popular course offered at the Essendon Gem & Lapidary Club is an Introduction to Glass Fusing (Jewellery) with Michael Saba. The club buys the System 96 (soft) glass and Michael teaches the creation of glass fused pieces using specific tools of the trade. Michael teaches club members from age 8 to 80. The […]

Exhibition Photos 2011

The 2011 Essendon Gem and Lapidary Club gem show was held a bit earlier than usual – on March 19th and 20th. We enjoyed beautiful weather and a good turn out of visitors – some from as far away as Warranambool and Swan Hill! There was lots of new people demonstrating lapidary crafts this year […]

Gemboree 2010 – Devonport

Foreword: I arrived back home on 20th April, 2010, after a three delightful weeks exploring the wonders of Tasmania following a great GEMBOREE® in Devonport at Easter. Sadly, at my wife Jenny’s insistance, some of this was done on foot. Let this be a lesson to all of you – 60 Short Walks in Tasmania […]