Take an adventure during Minerama on a fossicking field trip – A unique opportunity to explore Glen Innes Highlands in search of buried treasure, under the guidance of experienced local rockhounds.

Glen Innes Mineral & Gem Club Self-Drive Guided Fossicking Field Trips

The Glen Innes Gem & Mineral Club will be operating field trips catering for all experience levels, including novice/beginner, intermediate, and experienced.

Tickets will be available for adults, families (2 adults + up to 3 children), and children (between 10 & 16 years of age, to be accompanied & supervised by a paying parent, guardian or carer). 

Please note:
The ticket sales are split into 2 groups for administration and check-in purposes only. Both groups will attend as one. 

Catering to all experience levels!

Thursday 7 March 2024 – Reddestone Creek
Approx. 20km from Glen Innes
All-vehicle access
Experience level: Intermediate to experienced
Fossick for sapphire & zircon

Thursday 7 March 2024 – Mann River
Approx. 20mk from Glen Innes
All-vehicle access
Experience level: Beginner to experienced
Fossick for sapphire

Saturday 9 March 2024 – Pretty Valley
Approx. 50km from Glen Innes
All vehicle access
Experience level: Intermediate to experienced
Fossick for sapphire, zircon & quartz crystals

Saturday 9 March 2024 – Sara River
Approx. 50km from Glen Innes.
All-wheel-drive/4-wheel-drive only
Experience level: Novice/Family Day
Fossick for quartz, tourmaline, topaz and very fine gold

Sunday 10 March 2024 – Oban River
Approx. 65km from Glen Innes
4-wheel-drive only
Experience level: Intermediate to experienced
Fossick for quartz, topaz, garnet, sapphire & very fine gold