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Workshop location and times

Our new partnership

Our Club Collection

Barrie’s donation

Cabochoning Course Participants

Aboriginal artifacts

Our first workshop





Workshop Location Changes

1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at the Museum

opening again 21st January 2021

2nd and 4th Thursdays at Max’s home.

Covid restrictions – The limit is 5 members at a time –

please ring 0490 805 728 to secure a booking




Our new partnership with

Batemans Bay Heritage Museum


Our Club Collection

View our three showcases of gemstones and minerals at

Batemans Bay Heritage Museum!

This includes a showcase donated by the Melton family, and another showcase and mineral collection donated by The Original Gold Rush Colony!

Click here to view our club’s collection!


A wonderful donation from Barrie Hapgood!

Have a look at this lot of beautiful agates that were donated to our club by Barrie and Jennie Hapgood. Barrie has recently finished polishing this collection of 150 agates and thunder eggs.

Thank you very much Barrie!!!


Members undertaking the cabochon course

 

Bevan is the first member to complete the Cabochon Course. Here, at the October meeting, he receives his Cabochon Course Certificate from Max, Club President.

Our second member to complete the Cabochon Course is Kim, seen here being presented with her certificate. Congratulations Kim! We look forward to seeing more of your work, especially using Australian Jade!


 The return of Aboriginal Artifacts

Pictured with our club president Max, is Rod Slockee, a Walbunja person. Rod is here being presented with some artifacts which were collected some years ago by the late husband of Val Byrne, in the Lake George area of NSW. Rod will return these items to the representatives of the Pejar Umalla people from the Goulburn area.

 

Setting up our first workshop

Please note due to bushfire damage this site is no longer accessible.

Les and David unloading crusher dust.

Garry presenting Max, Club President, with the first stool for use in the workshop.

John and Max trying out a lapidary saw.

Max and Gary discuss new equipment.

Our first Open Day for the Workshop!

Club prepared material/items for sale.