ZEEHAN GEM & MINERAL FAIR

NOVEMBER 5 & 6, 2016 IN ZEEHAN ON TASMANIA’S WEST COAST

Crocoite

crocoite

Crocoite & Pyromorphite

pyromorphiteFD283b

Pyromorphite

pyromorphite_tazmania2

These are just some of the magnificent minerals found around the West Coast, and will be on display at the Zeehan Gem & Mineral Fair for all to see.

About The Fair

The Zeehan Gem and Mineral Fair Association was formed in 2004 following a successful first time event. This event had over 800 visitors there and in 2010 we had around 3000 mineral enthusiasts visit the fair! We now raise funds primarily to supply cheap entertainment for the children to enjoy while they and their parents attend the event. There are 10 hard working members and volunteers that work all year round to assist with fundraising events so that we may continue to deliver great free rides and entertainment to the local community and visitors, and if you would like to make a donation towards assisting with this event, then please get in touch

The 2016 Fair

This years fair will have 90 tables of Gems, Crystals, Beads, Fossils, Giftware, Carvings, Jewellery, Minerals, Gold and worldwide minerals. There will be 2 Specimen competitions to enter, 1 for Tasmanian minerals and one for Worldwide minerals. This is free to enter and there are great prizes to be won. Also there will be a guess the Stones in the Jar competition to enter, a huge raffle, show bags and a Crystal dig for the kiddies.

Entertainment and rides for just $5.00 per person for the whole weekend (wrist bands available to purchase) include: The Energy Storm , Pelican Puppets,  Jumping Castle, Face Painting, Photo Booth, Gem sieving and Gold Panning, Reptiles and Fireworks on Saturday Evening.

Food and beverages include: Homemade dishes, Mr Whippy, Lions Club BBQ’s, Hot Spuds, Asian food and much more.

Art and Craft Exhibition and Flower show on over the weekend also.

Opening times for the fair: 9am – 5pm Saturday the 5th and 9am – 3pm Sunday the 6th.
Entry fee into the stadium is $5.00 per person, children under 12 free.

Each year there is a $500.00 Crocoite specimen to be won for the Lucky Door Prize. You must be there at the time of draw to be eligible to win.

For more information call Kim on 0417157678 or contact us via email,

DATE & TIME

Saturday 05 November | 9am - 5pm,Sunday 06 November | 9am - 3pm

EVENT LOCATION

Zeehan Primary School,Belstead Street, Zeehan. Tasmania

ENTRY FEE

Adults: $5 into the stadium.

Children under 12 free!

Zeehan, Tasmania

Zeehan was one of the largest cities in Tasmania once upon a time and had a population of around 10,000 people.

The region has one of the oldest histories of any part of Tasmania, when Abel Tasman sighted this part of the state in 1642. An early port for Zeehan was Trial Harbour but it was very precarious in its location on Ocean Beach and was overtaken by Strahan. Zeehan was established as a mining field, then as a town after the Zeehan-Dundas silver-lead deposits were found in 1882 by Frank Long. Mount Zeehan Post Office opened on 1 August 1888 and was renamed Zeehan in 1890. The peak period for mining was up to the First World War,though lead mining continued on up to 1963 at mines such as the Montana and Oceana. The population of Zeehan-Dundas peaked at 10,000 about 1910, over ten times the current population.

It was clearly in competition with the town further south, Queenstown, and while the silver boom lasted it was known as the Silver City. In the first decade of the twentieth century it was on a par with Launceston and Hobart for size. With a main street over two miles long (3.2 km); it also claimed over 20 hotels. In the 1970s it saw increased activity due to operations at the nearby Renison Bell Tin mine, and again in the 1990s. [Source]

Supporters of the 2015 Fair:

The following businesses are fantastic supporters of the Zeehan Gem & Mineral Fair. Without their support, this event wouldn’t be as great as it is!

  • Major Sponsors so far include:
  • BLUESTONE MINES TASMANIA….Fireworks Display
  • Roy and Trish GILLIES
  • HEEMSKIRK MOTOR HOTEL
  • Aurora

Connect With Us

We always love to hear from people.

Whether you’d like to to display your gems and minerals at this year’s fair, you’d like to be involved in another way, you want to know more about being a supporter of the event or just want to say hello, then please get in touch.

Postal Address
PO Box 244
Zeehan
Tasmania 7469

Phone Number
0417157678

Email
Email us direct.

Website
www.zeehangemandmineralfair.com

Zeehan Tasmania Gem and Mineral Fair shared Magnet Tarkine Tours's photo. ... See MoreSee Less

Just watchin’ fish go about their business! Book a tour and come join us 0407879709

View on Facebook

We have 10 wristbands to giveaway to enjoy all the amusements for the whole weekend at the fair.

To be eligible to win just like our page and share this status from the Zeehan Tasmania Gem and Mineral Fair page.

Winners drawn on the 31st of October.

Good Luck 🙂
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

All going well, the energy storm ride will be here on Saturday the 11th once again for those brave enough to ride on it along with other amusements throughout the weekend. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Bear with some of his big quartz crystals from here....not the prettiest but rather large 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Zeehan Tasmania Gem and Mineral Fair updated their profile picture. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Photos & Galleries

Below are a selection of galleries from past fairs and sights around the local area. Hover over a picture to find the title of the gallery, and if you want to see more, simply click on it!