Last weekend, Aussie Sapphire were very pleased to host some members of the Gold Coast Lapidary Club who had travelled down to Glen Innes on one of their regular fossicking trips. Although we are currently unable to open our property to the general public for fossicking (mainly due to public liability reasons), occasionally we are able to accommodate organised groups who have their own insurance cover if prior arrangement is made.
After a successful outing at Minerama this year (2005), Len who is the field trip organiser for the club was keen to return to try his luck again. He must have the luck of the Irish (or maybe just good eyes), as he made another great find. This "blue-on-blue" Reeddestone sapphire weighed 7.6 carats with fantastic colour – definitely as good a stone as you will find anywhere and better than anything we found in the plant all week. Unfortunately our photo of the stone was a bit too blurred to publish but I think everyone will agree that the smile on Len's face says it all – this one will cut a spectular gemstone. Although the weather was a bit grey, it didnt actually rain and hopefully other members of the club had an enjoyable visit.
That's all for now from us. Remember for fossicking information, please contact the Glen Innes Visitor Centre or see our previous post on this topic. And for all those who miss out on that lucky find, there are always lots of bargains at our online shop.
cheers from Aussie Sapphire