Fossicking Australia - Sapphires

By Alan | A magazine focusing on Australian sapphire history, geology, cutting and fossicking.

"Sapphire mining in Australia" by GIA

Queensland gem mine capitalising on renewed interest in Australian stones

A boom in demand for Australian gems is being driven by international buyers and one family in Rubyvale, Queensland is taking advantage.


Above All Else: Searching for Sapphires in the Tasmanian Wilderness

In partnership with Asahi Super Dry, we follow a sapphire miner who finds his gems not underground, but in the depths of Tassie’s rivers and forests.


Richland Resources adds polish to sapphire operation to boost margins

Richland Resources PLC (LON:RLD) has decided to upgrade its sapphire processing operation after a sales and marketing review indicated this would …

Gem Festival in Celtic Country | Glen Innes

You never forget the excitement of your first stone<p>See stones crafted into wearable masterpieces<p>Relive the rich history of local gemstone …

How to mine Tasmanian sapphires by hand

<i>Dark blue Tasmanian sapphires can sell for thousands of dollars and so long as you don't mind spending your days waist deep in bitterly cold water,</i> …

A life of luck - ABC Capricornia - Australian Broadcasting Corporation

It's that elusive 'big one' that keeps miners in the Gemfields underground for much of the year and why tourists flock here.<p>Print page<p>Email …

Beautiful Gemstones

(Photo: Coober Pedy is famous for its opals. The first gemstones were discovered there in 1915 - Photo Emma Pedler) There are many stories about …