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Aussie Lapidary Forum
The Aussie Lapidary Forum is for anyone interested in rocks & gems and is proudly sponsored by Aussie Sapphire. If you’re a collector, lapidary, gemcutter or fossicker, you’ll find something of interest here.

LAKE BOLAC CARAVAN PARK has been very hospitable to members of the Essendon Gem Club during a trip to Mortlake, providing us with pancakes for breakfast and great accommodation and facilities. They even returned a lost item after we’d left! Essendon Gem Club members highly recommend the park to other rockhounds. To book accommodation, get in touch with Frank at phone (03) 5350 2329.

If anyone would like to donate gems, rocks or minerals to our club, please phone Daryl on (03) 9350 1804 to arrange pickup.

Most back issues of Australian Journal of Mineralogy. Email Ken at

If you are interested in completing a Lapidary Judging Course, please register your interest with:

Wendy Bergamin
VGCA Secretary
PO Box 642

Subscribe to Pointer Magazine
Pointer Magazine is Victoria’s lapidary newsletter. Find out about the latest gem shows, Victorian lapidary club news and articles! Receive Pointer via email ($15 for 10 issues), delivered to your Club ($20) or mailed to your home ($25). Order through you Club Secretary of follow the links on the VGCA website. Victorian Gem Clubs Association.

Want to get some gemstones cut?
Check out BenchMark Gems & Gemmology for quality cut gems. Specialising in Australian Sapphires. Quotes gladly given and stones faceted. Phone (03) 9802 1754 or mobile 0412 191 929 for more information. Located in East Burwood, VIC.

Want to get involved with GEMKHANAS and GEMBOREES®?
Have you thought about becoming a VGCA delegate? Join us and have your say on national issues on behalf of your lapidary club. For more information, contact the VGCA.

*** WANTED ~ Rough Lapidary Material ***
I am a show dealer looking to trade for or purchase aussie rough lapidary material, jasper, agate, rhodonite or any quality cabbing material. Aussie material is hard to find in the USA.

Keith R. Ludemann
Owner/Operator Of Ludemann’s Lapidary
803 NW Illahee Dr.
Oak Harbor, Washington
98277 USA

Check out Gems & Beads International P/L
110 Smith Street, Collingwood VIC ~ Phone: 9416 3365
Come and see our fantastic range of quality gemstones, semi-precious beads, beads and chips, crystals, pearls, coral, jewellery accessories and ready-to-wear jewellery. Also in stock: Amber, shell beads, amethyst caves & pieces, animal carvings, crystal clusters, feng shui trees, world globes, gemstone display items, tumbled stones, agate wind chime and metaphysical crystals.

Nature’s Workshop
346 Separation Street, Northcote Victoria 3070 ~ Phone: (03) 9482 2677
Offers minerals, rough materials and polished gemstones in a large store direct to the public. Bulk amounts are available.

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