Zeehan Gem & Mineral Fair October 28 2016
On the 5th & 6th of November, Zeehan will host its wonderful Gem and Mineral Fair. Held annually for over ten years, this is a great town and regional event. Stallholders from Tasmania and interstate attend the Fair, with minerals, fossils, jewellery, giftware, carvings and lapidary supplies available. There is a strong focus on providing an event for all in the community over the two days, both within the town and the wider region. Outside activities for children include rides, jumping castles, reptile display, gold panning, face painting etc. And the Saturday night fireworks is always a splendid event.
This is a great chance to view many fine and affordable mineral specimens, for both the beginner and the collector. Zeehan has had a long history in the mining world in Tasmania, and is the perfect town to host an event like this. The town has a museum with its own geology and history displays.
There is an entrance fee of $5 for adults, with children under 12, free. A raffle is always held, with a fine Crocoite (Tasmania's Mineral Emblem) specimen being First Prize (value of $500!) For more details, search the web under Zeehan Gem & Mineral Fair 2016.