It has been proposed to form a Shed group to fossick for gemstones and cut polish them.

There are a number of defined fossicking areas within reach of Noosa. a licence is required fo fossick and in some places, camping is permitted for a licence fee.

Polishing stones does not require a huge outlay. Currently Jim Barrass is developing a tumbler with the help of the metal shed.

Jim Barrass and tumbler

However, cutting and faceting requires more complicated equipment such as saws etc.

Any members interested should add their names to the activity list on the notice board. Jim will co-ordinate and if it is deemed feasable a proposal will be submitted to Committee for approval.

Jim can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.