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Gemstones-Come in all colours of a rainbow.



                                             Come in all colours of the Rainbow

Gemstones Precious gems, Organic gems, Mega Gems .

A Gemstone has some feature of beauty usually colour clarity surface patterning or distinctive feature.

Gemstone often look dull before they are  cut and polished.


Hello, and welcome to my gemstones  website. I am going to tell you about my fossicking/rockhound trips, and lot of  things I have found out about Gemstones.

A Stone- Rock

Really a gemstone or stone to me is pretty, some have bling others are just a coloured rock ,or dirty stone..  When you put water on them to show the colour. A rock that can have something inside, like  crystals or just patterns colours, beautiful colour.

The Beauty of Gems 

The prime requisite for a gem is that it must be beautiful. A gemstone can own its beauty to various properties: its depth of colour or transparency, its colour pattern, as seen in the opal ,(image above) or agate, the intensity of it brilliance, or the pattern light makes within it, as seen in star sapphire or cat’s-eye stones.

Preserving its polish.

It must also remain beautiful, withstanding wear and preserving its polish or other finish.

That gem in your ring you wear,  has to kept shinning.

What are gemstones?

As few as 20 minerals are commonly cut and polished into gemstones.

To be cut as a gem and worn, a mineral must be hard enough to survive abrasion, it must be beautiful for some feature– usually colour, clarity, surface patterning or internal inclusions. The rich , red colour of ruby, the colourless brilliance of diamond, the colour play of precious opal and the golden spangles in sunstone are all considered beautiful in their own distinctive way.

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Gemstone Fields Chudleigh Park

What is Peridot Gemstone, Where to find Peridot Gemstone.

Colour Of Peridot.

Peridot is one of the few gemstones that occur in only one colour, an Olive-Green. Light Green.

Cab Peridot Gemstones.

Volcanic Rocks.

Volcanic Rock with Peridot.

Olivine, of which peridot is a type, is a common mineral in mafic and ultramafic rocks, and it is often found in lavas and in peridotite xenoliths of the mantle, which lavas carry to the surface; but gem quality peridot only occurs in a fraction of these settings. Peridots can be also found in meteorites.


Gemstone Fields Chudleigh Park

Finding Peridot.

Chudleigh Park Gem Fields are 155 kl from Hughenden in north West Queensland, on the development road.  There is signs that take you there.  Dirt Road well looked after as it  a highway.  Having a 4 wheel drive is a good idea, some parts were rough. On the Map below you travel nearly to The Lynd,  which has food,fuel,and  camp grounds.

You can go from Charter Towers to The Lynd. It is  and then the development road  to Chudleigh Park Gem fields.

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Finding Peridot at Chudleigh Park.

We smashed a few rock, to get our Peridot we found. They are  light green glass chips in a big rock. I have a rock that I bought back, that looks like a bee hive, that has light green gems inside. Other rock are solid. People do dig to find Peridot.

Equipment Needed.

Your Fossicking Hammer, and  shovel.

Not in the Wet Season.

No one should travel on dirt roads in the wet season. Only makes a mess of the roads and all cars that travel on them.

Get Permission.

We went and had a look at Chudleigh Park in 2014 . We were told we had to get permission from the land holders before going to the Gem field location on the station.   We made the long drive up to the homestead, to get permission, and there was only a worker there and he new nothing about Peridot Gems Fields.

We had a look at the Gem fields.  Found a tiny piece of Peridot that we faceted,  it into a 4mm Gemstone. Yes we will be back to find a big Peridot  Gemstone.



Rang the Department of Mines and Energy.

2016 we made enquires at the Department of Mines and Energy in Charter Towers, about going to Chudleigh Park to fossick for Peridot Gem Stones. And we were told it was a no go area, as the department were in negotiation with the owners. So if you are interested in going, do make a phone call and find out. Some people don’t get permission, all they are doing is making it hard for the people that do the right thing.

In accordance with the Fossicking Act, the landowner of Chudleigh Park you have to get permission.  Fossicking and Camping to continue at the Peridot  Gems. You have to  hold a Fossickers Licenses issued by the Department of Mines and Energy.

Camping At Chudleigh Park.

When  we went to  Chudleigh Park there was a few trees, lots of room to camp. There is nothing there, so you have to be self -sufficient, take plenty of water,and food.  Extra fuel. & First Ad Kits .

Yes I can not stay much more about Chudleigh Park until I go again.

Hope you have  great day.