The Fossickers Way Visitor Guide Volume 1 - Page 19

LAND OF THE BEARDIES HISTORY HOUSE MUSEUM AND RESEACRH CENTRE for the property. Contact Steve on 0417 452 649. Aroona Glen Elgin, sapphires, zircon, topaz, quartz, gold panning Head east on the Gwydir Hwy for 27km and turn left into Yahna Rd. Travel 5km then sharp turn right into Morven Rd and continue for 6km. Toilet facilities available on site. Equipment available for hire. Phone Rob on 02 6734 4274 before travelling out. Kookabookra, topaz, quartz, crystals and sapphires From the visitor information centre head south on Church St to first roundabout then left into Oliver St, which becomes Red Range Rd. Drive another 6km before turning right onto Pinkett Rd. Travel 39km then turn right at the tennis courts before Sara River Bridge and proceed across the ramp. There is 700m of fossicking west of the bridge on both sides of the creek. The Land of the Beardies History House Museum and Research Centre’s collection showcases the history of the Glen Innes district and the items on display here are local in nature, with links to people and places in and around Glen Innes. Today there are over 10,000 items on display and the research centre has over 300,000 cards recording the history of the area, along with over 12,000 photographs. The collection is constantly growing as a result of donations. The research centre here is an excellent resource for people tracing their family history within the district, with information stretching back to the 1800s. fast facts • What You Might Find: Sapphires, zircon, black spinel, garnet, quartz, topaz, tourmaline • Equipment Needed: A pair of sieves (course and fine), shovel, pick, bucket, tweezers, container 19