Opals, Gemstones, Gold

Agate Creek Mineral Reserve | Croydon

Approximately 160 kilometres east of Croydon and south of Forsyth, surrounded by towering sandstone walls, lies Agate Creek Mineral Reserve. The Reserve has been set aside for agate fossickers and is considered to have some of the best specimens obtainable with exceptional quality and with a range of rich colours. This reserve contains some of the world’s best quality agates varying from white t...

Glen Innes Town | Glen Innes

Glen Innes, with its picturesque lay-out and English trees, is one of the prettiest towns in the New England district. It is on the Northern Railway Line, 680 kms from Sydney and midway between Armidale and Tenterfield. The visitor may enjoy many sports including golf, bowls, tennis and trout fishing (in season). Hotel accommodation is escellent. The mining boom and introduction of the railway l...

Mining Museum, George Street North | The Rocks

Sydney's Mining Museum at 28 George Street North, contains one of the best displays of geological specimens to be found in the Southern Hemisphere. Here you will see mineral ores, rocks, fossils, and gemstones.

Rockhampton & Yeppoon & Attractions | Rockhampton

Capricorn Coast Region stretches from Port Alma in the South, where the surrounding countryside is dotted with broad salt pans to the town of St Lawrence in the north. Ludwig Leichhardt was the first European to traverse this region on his way north to Port Essington in 1844. He found the central river valleys of the Fitzroy Basin scattered with areas of ‘luxuriant grasses and herbs’.

Croydon Town | Croydon

Gold was first discovered at Croydon in 1885. Mining ceased operating in 1925 leaving Croydon to become a virtual ghost town. The Courthouse dates from 1887 and the museum displays fine examples of the mining machinery used in the 1880s. Approximately 160 kilometres east of Croydon and south of Forsayth is Agate Creek mineral reserve. This reserve contains some of the world’s best quality agat...