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2017 Gemfest Celebrated it’s 30th Anniversary

Outback Qld comes to life with Australia’s largest sapphire exhibition The increasingly popular Festival of Gems – Gemfest – has seen a record number of visitors attending its annual four-day event in the stunning Sapphire Gemfields, Central Queensland. Held 10-13th August 2017, Australia’s premier gemstone exhibition drew 7,000 people to the otherwise quiet rural town of Anakie. Now in its 30th year,

Top 10 Places to Fossick For Gemstones

The Gemfields, Queensland Visitors to Sapphire in central Queensland, 285km west of Rockhampton, don’t have to leave town to discover gems. For the adventurous, however, there are 11 local fossicking areas, many of which yield multi-coloured sapphires and zircon.