Rubyvale Gemfields

Rubyvale is a small township in Sapphire Gemfields.

The area is inland from central Queensland coast, west of the town of Emerald.



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Main street. ©Gondwananet.com

There are a few tourist mines where you can go underground and learn about the history of sapphire mining.

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Sapphire. ©Gondwananet.com

There are also tourist fossicking parks where you can 'do a bucket', as well as fossicking areas for which you can buy a license (cheap) and go looking for gemstones outside the town.

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Gold panning. ©Gondwananet.com

The mines and fossicking parks often have gem displays in their small museums, shops and galleries.



There is a pub, a cafe, a caravan park and other accommodation in town.

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Main street. ©Gondwananet.com

Here's a map of the area. You can double-click anywhere on the map to zoom it in and see the places closer. Drag the map to move around, and if you want to see the satellite image with Google Earth, click on "Sat" in the top right hand corner.


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