Warrnambool Gem Club to Host Biggest Biennial Show Yet at Our Lady Help Christian Elementary School | The standard

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Unique gems and rare Australian fossils will be featured in an upcoming exhibition and sale hosted by some of the region’s most passionate collectors. The Warrnambool Gem Club is promising its biggest and best show scheduled for January 15-16 at Our Lady Help of Christian Elementary School. The hall is expected to be lined with traders selling everything from minerals, fossils, gems and jewelry aimed at both the serious collector and the curious child. There will also be food stalls, gemstone cutting demonstrations and a raffle. IN OTHER NEWS: Club member Alan Altmann said the event was a “huge undertaking”. “We will have our biggest lineup of traders we’ve ever had,” he said. “We have people with a vast knowledge of fossils who come with great displays, we have traders with a wide range of gemstones from people specializing in opals and different types of jewelry and there are traders who have a range. substantial amount of material that they “have been collecting for over 50 years.” He said some of the gems to be exhibited had a fascinating history. “North New South Wales is one of the biggest suppliers. of sapphires, including beautiful light blue sapphires which they sold in places like Burma, “he said.” Those mined in Australia were heat treated and sold as local products – a little while ago rogue behavior that’s going on in the gemstone industry. ”The event will run from 9 am to 5 pm Saturday and 9 am to 4 pm Saturday. Now just a tap on our new app : Digital subscribers now have the ability to receive information faster, at their fingertips with The Standard: Our reporters work hard to provide local and up-to-date information to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content: