Lapidary World & The Australian Gem Club Directory

Lapidary World is proudly a non-profit Australian achievement website!

Bringing every club a little closer together it hopes to grow and provide information and services
on a national and international level all on the one site location. Every free Australian club web
page has its own separate Url, which they can publicize and use for their own club. Clubs only
need to make contact with us and we can then add or update their details to the allocated web
site page. There are no ongoing fees.

We will only add web page links that go directly to the actual named club site. This way its not
misleading for people and leading them to a generalized web directory that they have to search
through. Every club needs to have its own individual identity so they can communicate with
people in their own specific areas.
It's up to every individual club if they wish to be part of this directory in one way or another and it
should never be controlled by any individual organization.

Having an international site such as this will help develop a stronger relationship between
members over the vastness of the world letting others have access to information and taking
clubs to a new level. Every club should have equal rights of access to information, gemstone
localities and the general comradeship that has existed within the clubs for so many years.

This site is not in place to take away anything offered by other existing websites but rather add
another service. It’s a totally nonprofit website and all clubs around the world have the right to
use the services offered on the site for free. In fact we encourage participation by members to
use the Buy – Swap & Sell, to send in their events, provide details of their field trips, provide
information on gemstone localities and provide stories with photos.

Governing Document


Please note that current Australian law doesn't have provisions for individual businesses to be
listed as non-profit only registered companies, even though this is the way I operate this website.
I make no personal income from producing this website or for any of the free services offered.

All access to this website is free to view and all costs associated in maintaining and providing any
free services is privately funded by myself. I do accept donations, sponsorship, have advertising.
But no money received is used to pay for any profit, wages or personal income. I offer free
website pages for any Australian club associated to Lapidary on a 100% no cost basis.

No-profit clause

‘The assets and income of the website shall be applied solely in
furtherance of its above mentioned objects and no portion shall be
distributed directly or indirectly to the members of the website except
as bona fide compensation for services rendered or expenses incurred
on behalf of the organisation.’

Dissolution clause

‘In the event of the website being dissolved, the amount that remains
after such dissolution and the satisfaction of all debts and liabilities shall
be transferred to another organisation with similar purposes which is not
carried on for the profit or gain of its individual members.

About The Webmaster

John Boom creator of this site started collecting rocks at around 7 or 8 years old some 53 years
ago and then joined the Geelong Gem & Mineral club. He has had many years of pleasure while
growing up enjoying club field trips and the pleasures of the actual hobby itself. Over the years
he has had a Lapidary shop, several jewelry stores and has written numerous Ebooks in several
fields, and producer of computer disk Jigsaw puzzles. He is also the author and producer of
Australian Pictorials and has managed several businesses in many varied areas.

Producer of the following non-profit sites:

At Coffs -  Promoting the best of Coffs Harbour.

Coffs Online -  News and stories about Coffs Harbour where he
lives always trying to get a better deal for the people in the town. Sometimes very
controversial but always factual with photos shown in articles.

Australian Pictorials -  Promoting Australia to the world.

Aussie Photo Stock Photography -  Photo Collection.

Johnny B Music & Jewellery Site -  His main music home site.
He still makes silver and gold jewellery and use this site to display some of his works
from time to time.

Search The World -

Bid or Buy Live Online Auctions and Selling Stores -  Low cost
auctions with only a low final success fee.  

Frogly Free Classifieds -  Free advertising for everyone.

Lapidary World -  He makes fee website pages for Australian
Gem Club that wants one and host them for free.  

Johnny B Australia Youtube site -  Promoting
all his videos to the world.

Australian Pictorials Flickr - More
Australian photos being promoted.

Lapidary World Forum -

Coffs Harbour Forum -

Radio Collectors -

Dimboola Forum -

Coober Pedy Forum -

Australian Tourism Forum -
Promoting more Australian Tourism to the world.

Facebook -  

He has many facebook pages promting many aspects about Australia.

Twitter -!/johnnyb_aust     Promoting his Australian videos.

Linked In -

Coffs Online -

At Coffs -

Australian Pictorials -

Search The World -

Frogly Classifieds -

Bid Or Buy Auctions -

Johnny B -

And there are many more.

A professional singer (Johnny B - songwriter and recording artist and list
goes on. Although now retired he finds himself working full time for the pleasure of his interests
and pastimes. As with many of us he hasn’t always been able to allocate time toward the hobby
when wanted because of other commitments. But now with the production of this site he is able to
give a small token back to the hobby that has been of interest to him all his life.  The site design
is simple and easy to navigate and he hopes more children will relate to the general design
features of the site.

The children of today are the collectors of tomorrow and every encouragement should be given
to the young to go out into the field, enjoy nature, maybe find some nice stones and get a
general appreciation for the hobby as whole. There are many areas where the hobby can take
an interested person from collecting micro minerals, general collecting, polishing gems, metal
detecting and jewellery making.

The bright colored gem and mineral photos and the many moving graphics do slow the site
opening pages down but the benefits of seeing so many nice photos make it worth the wait for
the pages to open.  
The site author hopes everyone will take the time to have a regular look through the site and
perhaps contribute something no matter how small in regards to content for the site.

Site Viewing Resolution

This site is best viewed with a screen resolution of 1024 x 768. So if the view of this site is not
across the whole of your screen you may want to adjust your screen resolution to 1024 x 768 in
your settings control panel of your computer.
It has many moving graphics and is ideally suited for broadband use.
Faceted Gems
The gems beauty is revealed
from a rough stone.  
Polished and set into a hand
made silver setting.
Free Form Silver

There are no limits when
designing jewelry.

Cut and cleaned ready for
shaping into designs.
A piece of rough geode set in

This fossilized tree resin is
millions of years old.
Soldering Silver

Making a ring from sterling

The cabachon design is the
most widely used in jewelry.
Making Jewelry

Combining jewelry and gems
is an age old art.

Once polished they can be
set into jewelry.
Lapidary Equipment
Disclaimer: It is your responsibility to ask permission from any private property owner at any
location when searching for gemstones before you enter any such property. You may also be
required to possess a fossicking license as per state laws and regulations.

Disclaimer: All information provided in the event section list or other areas of this website was
either provided freely from other sites with their permission or was directly taken off free public
access information websites on the Internet or from mail received. If you feel any particular link
or article infringes on any copyright law please inform us and it will be removed.

Please ensure that you are the rightful owner of the copy written material.
We can only remove material by request if you are the actual copyright owner! does not claim ownership of Content submitted or made available on
any service provided. This is a free nonprofit service. We will not be held liable in any way for
any Content, or for any errors or omissions in any
Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content
posted or made available on this site or elsewhere. It's advisable to check dates and details
with organizers or other sources before going to any events or specific locations! As you may
know conditions can change at any time and unless we have been informed its beyond our

Disclaimer: This is a free nonprofit website providing free services where offered. It's the
responsibility of clubs or organizations to contact us with their individual updated details. We
will not be held liable for any outdated details or information.
Any information gathered on this site is from free public access information resources. They
may include: Printed matter - Mailing lists - The Internet - Telephone directories being online,
printed and on disk and from clubs and organizations direct contact etc.

Only community and public use clubs and organization names with contact details are provided
which is deemed to be free public information readily available as per most of the sources
named above. If you feel any information on this site is not deemed to be of free public content
information then please let us know and it will be investigated and removed if this is the case in

Everything displayed on this site is for educational or personal recreational purposes, and for
use in non-profit mineralogical, lapidary club and for associated interests.
Copying or distribution of any of this material by any publication, business, for profit making or
any other purpose not explicitly granted by this site is forbidden. Copyright remains the
property of the contributors and all copy permissions and rights are reserved. Information on
this site is provided for the enjoyment of others.
This site does not represent any particular organization and is a totally
independent non profit site.

Australian Gem and Metal Detecting Clubs can receive a free website page as per our terms of

Clubs are responsible for sending me the updates regarding club details and
events. If you know of any wrong entries just contact me and they will be corrected.