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The Gemfest Sponsors

In addition to the support and efforts of individuals and community groups, our many sponsors also play a huge role in making the festival a success every year. It is only through their continuing support that Gemfest, 'Festival of Gems' can include such a spectacular array of gems, events and activities. Our list of sponsors represents the diversity of our region. These sponsors have one common goal - to ensure the success of Gemfest, 'Festival of Gems'. We sincerely thank our generous sponsors for their confidence in the Festival and their ongoing support.

All Sponsors

Rifle Range Road, SAPPHIRE QLD 4702

Coolamon Mining is a family owned and operated company with sapphire mining operations on the Central Queensland Gemfields and at Lava Plains in Nth Queensland.

Our CQ mines produce a rainbow of colours, including the amous blue/yellow parti-colours, greens and the rare and beautiful golden yellows, as well as zircons. The Lava Plains field produces very fine vibrant blue sapphires.

7 Keilambete Road, RUBYVALE QLD 4702

Rubyvale Gem Gallery opened in 1988, and is now situated in their brand new shop on Main St. in Rubyvale. For over thirty years Peter Brown has been mining and cutting the local sapphires, and is recognised as one of the best gem cutters on the Gemfields today.

1056 Rubyvale Road, Sapphire QLD 4702

Situated at Sapphire, Pat's Gems is your one stop shop on the fields. Pat's Gems offers a large selection of local facetted sapphires and locally made jewellery in silver and gold set with sapphires and semi precious gemstones. A great range of souvenirs, minerals, rock specimens and plenty of gift items for all ages.

Emerald Coaches

13 McCosker Street, Emerald QLD 4072

Emerald Coaches is a family owned local business operating from Emerald in the Bowen Basin, home to Queensland's mining industry.

For almost 30 years, we have been the largest and most successful private coach operator in the region.


P.O. Box 267, Emerald QLD 4720

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Corner of Egerton and Borilla St, EMERALD QLD 4720

Welcome to the CHRC Services Page. Please select from the links provided below for further information on services provided by the Central Highlands Regional Council..

807-809 Silom Shanghai Building 4th Floor, Soi 17 Silom Road Bangkok 10500, Thailand, Bangkok QLD 4702

In business for over 35 years, we at Lambert have made our reputation selling jewelry directly to the consumer at wholesale Thailand pricing.

Rubyvale Road Next to Pat's Gems, SAPPHIRE QLD 4702

•Complete range of gems, jewellery and settings at very competitive prices
•Huge range of Sapphires and Zircons available
•Special orders welcome
•Personalised service
•Same day sizing and setting available
•Choose your own stone and setting and make it your personal design

Ramboda Homestead

Capricorn Hwy, Anakie QLD 4702

Ramboda Homestead offers overnight bed and breakfast accommodation in pleasant country surroundings. Dinner available on request.

  • Phone: (07) 4985 4154
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35 Heritage Road, Rubyvale QLD 4702

Fine Sapphires and Jewellery dominated by Australian Sapphires cut by Jane and Michael Taylor

Star Gems

Rubyvale Road, RUBYVALE QLD 4702

Sapphire miner & merchant over 25 years in Rubyvale

  • Phone: 07 4985 4333
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4 Quartz Road, SAPPHIRE QLD 4702

Rates $105 per night plus $15 for each additional person.

1143 Rubyvale Road, SAPPHIRE QLD 4702

Jewellery, findings, lapidary equipment.
Cut & rough gems, souvenirs.

  • Phone: 07 4985 4488
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3 Richardson Street, Anakie QLD 4702

Old Fashioned Country Hotel Motel with the coldest beer in the west. 7 Air Conditioned motel rooms, counter meals 7 days, Keno, ATM, 3 Rink Bowling Green and warm, friendly hospitality.

  • Phone: 07 49 854 100
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Richardson Street, Anakie QLD 4702

Real Old Fashioned Country Feel
A real country outlook and friendly atmosphere is part of the experience at the Anakie Gemfields Caravan Park. A great place for chilling out and just plain relaxing. The park is ideally situated to use as a base whilst visiting the Gemfields and the Central Highlands and is just 800m off the Capricorn. The historic Anakie Hotel is right next door, a cold lager with a great meal is at the doorstep

  • Phone: 07 49 854 142
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13 Rockhound Road, Sapphire QLD 4702

Trades qualified manufacturing jeweller.

Rubyvale Road, Rubyvale QLD 4702

*underground mine tours
*Local Sapphires

925 Anakie-Sapphire Road, Sapphire QLD 4702

Blue Gem Tourist Park is located on the banks of Retreat Creek in Sapphire. The park has large lawned powered sites and some cabins. Our camp kitchen offers a friendly place to join in activities and make new friends. An onsite convenience store, takeaway food, fuel, gas laundry, and fossicking park meet all your needs. Fossicking licenses, equipment hire and camping permits available from the store from 7a.m -7p.m.

9 Rockhound Road, Sapphire QLD 4702

Hardware and Building Supplies

1077 Sapphire Road, Sapphire QLD 4702

■The home of beautiful Australian Sapphires and Australian Zircons.

97 Heritage Road, Rubyvale QLD 4702

Australia's Largest Underground Sapphire Mine Tour.
Tours & Gem Fossicking Daily

Corner of Keilambete Road & Goanna Flats Road, Rubyvale QLD 4702

Iconic country pub built of logs and billy boulders with Keno, pokies, bottleshop and beer garden with meals 7 days a week.

1017 Rubyvale Road, Sapphire QLD 4702

local sapphires, jewellery shop and fossicking park

  • Phone: 0749854329
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20 Keilambete Road, Rubyvale QLD 4702

local sapphire jewellery. Gold and sterling silver settings. Feel free to browse through our range of jewellery and gemstones.

  • Phone: 0749854432
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6 Keilambete Road, Rubyvale QLD 4702

The store with more

  • Phone: 0749854190
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Ramboda Homestead, Anakie QLD 4702

mowing and gardening services

  • Phone: 0404162204
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This Way Fred, Sapphire QLD 4702

pet grooming and clipping and hydrobath

  • Phone: 0749854386
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lapidary and craft club

  • Phone: 0427226180
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PO BOx 253, Sapphire QLD 4702

automotive repairs
auto electrical
timing belts

  • Phone: 0408414534
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68 Keilambete Road, Rubyvale QLD 4702

Fossicking Tours
Jewellery Designers
Sapphire Miners
Gem Cutters

65 Landsborough Ave , SCARBOROUGH QLD 4020

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  • Phone: 0419 112 529
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13 Edgewood Drive, Emerald QLD 4720

Clayben Contracting Pty Ltd
Excavation and Earthmoving

  • Phone: 0749877535
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15 McCosker Street, Emerald QLD 4720


We print anything except Dogs & Children

102 Galah Street, Longreach QLD 4730

4LG is your local station covering the Central West of Queensland including Longreach, Barcaldine, Blackall, Tambo and Winton.
4LG is home to Australia’s longest running country music request show “Ranch Club” aired every Saturday night 7 to 11.
4LG is your source of local information, news, rural reports, and the latest weather and road reports
and plays the all time favourite Classic Hits. Listen to the top songs of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and now

72 Keilambete Road, Rubyvale QLD 4702

Gem cutting
Local Jewellery, settings and stones

Self Drive fossicking Tours

Sapphire Road, Sapphire QLD 4702

Gemfields RSL

  • Phone: 0749854588
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16 Main Street, Rubyvale QLD 4702

We are centrally located in the heart of Rubyvale. A short walk to the General Store, Hotel, Public Phones, Newsagent/Cafe`, Post Office, Coffee Lounge, Jewellery shops and Gem Cutters. Underground tourist mines and fossicking areas are within 1km of the park.

109 Roberts Street, Emerald QLD 4720

Plumbing supplies

  • Phone: 07 49 824666
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119 Peak Downs Street, Capella QLD 4723

Tavern and Motel

  • Phone: 07 49 849 200
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1 Capricorn Highway, Alpha QLD 4724

A real Country Roadhouse with everything including clean toilets & showers

please phone for appointments, please phone QLD 4000

Valuations & identification of jewellery and gemstones
Fully qualified Gemmologist (FGAA) Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Australia
Fully Registered Appraiser/Valuer (RGA ISG) International School of Gemmology
Reistered member and gem dealer (WGS) World Gem Society