With a name like that you can only guess what can be found. There is a sense of fun and adventure fossicking for your own sapphires, and absorb the history of this fascinating area. Mined since the late 1800s, the moon-like landscape is as much a part of the lifeblood of Sapphire as the rich treasures in the earth.
Enjoy a guided tour of the Sapphire Gemfields: tours also provide the opportunity to fossick for your own sapphire. Half and full day tours are available. Fossicking areas include 'Graves Hill' and 'Big Bessie'.
The Big Ring, Big Spanner and Big Pick and Shovel can all be found in and around Sapphire.
Sapphire, originally called Sapphiretown, has developed into a commercial hub offering a variety of facilities and services including a medical centre, multi-purpose centre, mining equipment sales and tyre service. Visit the Piano Tuners Grave at Retreat Creek.
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