Welcome to the Mitchelton and Districts Gem Club Incorporated
We are a small friendly community based, not-for-profit organisation, promoting and teaching the art of lapidary, silverwork and gem cutting. We are more than happy to have a chat, so if you are interested in the lapidary, silverwork or gem cutting, feel free to drop by the clubhouse in Corbie Park , 40 – 46 Ferneydell St. Ashgrove, Brisbane, during any session time. Alternately email the club secretary on email@example.com.
Our volunteers are always willing to show you around and explain how the club works. Many of our members have many years of experience in lapidary arts and the joy of fossicking. We also maintain a lively social calendar during the year.
Our members also organize fossicking trips for those who wish to participate. These trips often turn up some interesting finds including quartz, fossilized wood and other items of interest depending on the area searched. The trips are often into four wheel drive areas so camping is involved, but some are more accessible to places like Redcliffe.
Our normal Thursday (9am – 12 noon /silverwork 12 noon to 3:30 pm) and Saturday (1 pm – 4 pm) workshops are operating. An additional workshop (9 am – 12 noon) on Saturdays by arrangement, contact John Nedwich 0407 582 980 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place at these workshops as numbers are limited due to Covid-19 restrictions. Silverwork beginners classes Tuesday by arrangement.
Club Morning Tea – Club’s monthly morning tea, 10 am, first Thursday of the month. All members and visitors are welcome.
Membership Fees (Due 1st July)
Family Membership $ 55.00
Adult Member over 18 yrs. $ 35.00
Junior Member 14-18 yrs. $ 10.00
Age Pensioner Family $ 30.00
Age Pensioner Single $ 20.00
Adult Joining Fee $10.00
Junior Joining Fee $7.00
There is a small fee of $6 for each session a member attends to cover costs of equipment use and some materials.
One on one course, held over a couple of sessions. Rough stone, materials, equipment and training provided to cut your first stone. The cost is $100.
Membership Application Form