The remote town of Cloncurry on the Overlanders Way Queensland will come alive with the Cloncurry Rockhana Gem and Mineral Festival, from 5 to 7 July 2019. Located 120 kilometres east of Mount Isa, Cloncurry is a mining town rich in gold and copper. Cloncurry also becomes a paradise for fossickers with possible finds of amethyst, maltese cross and garnets, as well as wupatkiite minerals.
2018 Cloncurry Rockhana Gem and Mineral Festival's banner
This three days festival will be jampacked with outdoor entertainment, education and endless activities for everyone. This year, the Cloncurry Rockhana Gem and Mineral Festival will be located at Mary Kathleen Memorial Park and Museum, on McIlwraith Street Cloncurry.
As you enter Mary Kathleen Memorial Park and Museum, you will feel the outback spirit with wide open spaces. You will find a lot of stalls displaying and selling gemstones. Children and adults will have the opportunity to learn more about gemstones that can be found around Cloncurry Shire's surrounding areas as well.
Starting from 9am until 5pm, the festival will not only bring out the best of Cloncurry's gemstones and mineral specimens but there will also be treasure hunts, gold mining displays, food stalls, crafts by local artists and many other exciting activities. Enjoy the Cloncurry Rockhana Gem and Mineral Festival and get a snapshot on 'life in the bush'.