The Gemfields

For more than 100 years, pioneers have travelled to the gem fields with the hope of getting lucky or finding the big one. Even today, the local pubs are full of stories of pans full of gems.

The streets are lined with gem shops and galleries with professional gemcutters available to facet your very own find and jewellers ready to set them into a piece of jewellery that is truly unique.

But first we need to find you a gem. Harness the pioneering spirit that built The Gemfields and dive right in! Purchase a fossicking permit from a local store or online. Hire the equipment you need and start getting your hands dirty.