Manning Valley Rock Hounds Lapidary Club Gem and Mineral Museum
Manning Valley Rock Hounds Lapidary Club Gem and Mineral Museum -If you’re into rocks you’ll love Manning Valley’s rock club and museum.
You’ll find them in the Grandstand Pavilion at the Wingham Showground between 10 and 4pm every Saturday.
The Gem and Mineral Museum is constantly growing and changing. It features gems, fossils and minerals collected from our local area, an ever increasing collection from around Australia, and a large hands-on display for beginners and school groups that covers everything from fossils and crystals to agates and zebra stone.
The Rock Hounds Lapidary Club has a fully equipped workshop that covers faceting, opal cutting and cabbing with trainers on hand to help out, plus there are a number of fossicking trips that take place throughout the year, from day trips to extended excursions.
There is a basic camping/caravan area for stays at the Wingham Showground. Wingham Brush is famous for its reclaimed rainforest with delightful forest walks and the tourist drive to Ellenborough falls is a day trip not to be missed.
Whether you’re a rock hound, a fossil hunter, a cutter, or a collector, there’s something for everyone at the Manning Valley Rock Hounds Lapidary Club Gem and Mineral Museum.