THE Bundaberg Gem and Mineral Society held its annual Gemfair at the weekend in celebration of the club's 50th anniversary.

President and event co-ordinator Patricia Flynn said the weekend was a success, with almost 1100 people walking through the doors of the Civic Centre.

"It has been excellent. We have had a lot of locals show up to support the event and we couldn't be happier," Ms Flynn said.

The Gemfair showcases a wide variety of gemstones, crystals, minerals, fossils, gemstone carvings, novelties and jewellery sourced from all across Australia and around the world, along with local craft work.

The lapidary hobbyist can also stock up on tools and supplies.

Ms Flynn said work of club members was also on display, along with gem cutting and silverwork.

"We have had lots of unique and beautiful items on the display that people have really enjoyed looking at," she said.

There were lucky door prizes, a children's treasure map competition, and beautiful and unique gifts on sale for Christmas.

Ms Flynn thanked all those involved.

"Thank you to the locals who continue to support our event every year and for making it a success," she said.



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