Since 1990 the Minerama Committee has staged an annual gem, mineral and fossicking show in Glen Innes, NSW Australia. It is one of the largest shows of its kind in the country. From 1992 to 2000 a feature of the show was a theme mineral booklet, which was given away free in the early years and later sold at low cost.
Each issue has two essential parts. The general information about the theme mineral and most of the photographs were supplied by the late Heide Klingbeil while the Glen Innes locality information was compiled by John Paix, who was also the overall editor for the series.
Remainders were sold at subsequent shows and they are now being made available for free download from the Australian Lapidary Forum (ALF) website.
ALF is a valuable resource for anyone interested in lapidary, gems and minerals in Australia and contains a large collection of files and photographs which grows daily. It is hosted as a free service by Aussie Sapphire Lapidary Warehouse, a progressive business based in Glen Innes. Why not check out these websites and take advantage of the great features they have to offer?
Aussie Sapphires: http://www.aussiesapphire.com.au/
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Australian Lapidary Forum: http://www.aussiesapphire.com.au/forum
To download the Minerama books, go to this site and select the title(s) you wish to obtain. http://www.aussiesapphire.com/ALF_Storage/
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