Rockingham Districts Gem and Rock Hunting Club hosting open day


Loris Argentino with some of the gems that will be on display at the open day.
Loris Argentino with some of the gems that will be on display at the open day.

ROCKINGHAM Districts Gem and Rock Hunting Club are holding an open day next month.

Secretary Loris Argentino said the open day was a great opportunity for members of the community to enjoy the beautiful gems and rocks.

The club has about 100 members.

“Most of us picked up an ordinary stone and discovered that you could grind it and polish it to turn it into a beautiful rock,” Ms Argentino said.

“We have faceting machines for people who want to make jewellery.

“We can melt silver and gold to make jewellery too.

“We have some very talented members, such as jewellers.”

Members often travel up north on rock digging expeditions.

“It’s absolutely fascinating and easy to get hooked,” Ms Argentino said.

There will be plenty of rocks and gems on display at the open day, including luminous rocks. For children there will be lucky dips.

WHAT: Rockingham Districts Gem and Rock Hunting Club open day

WHEN: 9am to 2.30pm on November 19.

WHERE: Next to Bungarree Oval, Crater Place, Rockingham