The Bribie Island Gem & Fossicking Club Inc. is an incorporated organization established to provide superior lapidary hobbyists of gemstones, rock, minerals, fossils and associated crafts in Bribie & adjoining communities.


Objectives: To promote the hobby aspects of lapidary and jewellery handicraft and gem and mineral fossicking, through educational & social activities, field excursions, exhibitions, displays, training workshops and like activities. To acquire and maintain premises and equipment necessary to support these Club activities.


Fossicking: A Club recreational activity is held regularly going to prospective fossicking areas to find minerals and gemstones.Cabochon: Is a gemstone which has been shaped & polished as opposed to faceted. The procedure is to cut a slab of a rough rock found whilst fossicking with a slab saw, then grind and polish to the shape required.Faceting: To the average person, viewing a magnificently faceted diamond or coloured gemstone, the complexity appears awesome. The reward of a faceted gemstone is magical.


Silversmithing: Our Club has escalated to great heights over recent years. Making silver bracelets, rings, chains, broaches, pendants and many other jewellery items, entirely hand crafted by members from our Lapidary Club are displayed in our Club Rooms.Visitors are often amazed at the excellent workmanship on display from such talented hobbyists.Membership:


Forms are available from the Club Coordinator, at our Club Premises which are within the grounds, to the left of the Art Centre, or enquiries can be made directly through the

We are at the Clubhouse, at left rear of the Arts Centre.

Monday 8:00 am – 1:00 pm - Silversmithing

Monday 6pm-9pm - Silversmithing/Cabbing
Tuesday 8.00 am – 1:00 pm - General
Wednesday 8.00 am – 1:00 pm - General and Silver Wrapping

Saturday 8:00 am – 1:00 pm - General



President  -  Lyn Manawatu   0459 391 111

Vice President   - Debbie Burles   0406 207 282

Secretary   - Merilyn Matthews   0438 347 078

Treasurer -  Phil Connolly     0427 274 226