There are so many diferent cuts to admire in faceted gems. The princess cut even has many variations. The radiant cut is another stunning design especially for the larger stones.
This is a new tour where we pick you up from your accommodation here in Mt Surprise take you in our bus across some of the old Cobb & Co tracks passed historic sites and on to our claim for smoko. Learn plenty about gem mining history and flora/fauna of the area. Its relaxing with no digging just time to soak up the beauty of the granite country.
Cost is $39.50 p/p Bookings are essential
Runs Monday/Tuesday 1.30-4.30
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So how did you spend your day of celebration?
We had a lazy breakfast then made our way along the track some 45K to Elizabeth Ck where the water is flowing well. The sound of birds, and flowing water was all that was audible. We swam so did Rocky the dog. It was absolutely amazing in the cool looking up at the huge melaleuca paper bark trees towering over us. They’ve seen it all before as they must be at least 100 years old. To have this magnificent area all to ourselves is something very special.
We will finish the day with a lamb bbq and plenty of sparkling wine. Wow we are so lucky.
It took at least 10 years of research and development for an innovative Australian company to reach the point of release for their first class man made gemstone.
Displaying all the qualities and characteristics of beautiful gems, this newly created gemstone, Cristinite has proven to be a ‘must have’ gemstone in the collections of all who have seen it.
It is a chalcedonic type gem material with added proprietary chemical formulations that is subjected to a series of computer controlled environmental conditions.
Cristinite has been examined and cut by experts world wide and without exception they have found it to be a wonderful gemstone that facets very easily and polishes to a fine vitreous luster.
Suitable for most jewellery settings, it is tough and very workable, making it an ideal gemstone for both the amateur and professional gem cutter alike.
Hardness: 6.5-7 (Mohs Scale)
Refractive Index: 1.61-1.63 (SR) (avg.=1.62)
Specific Gravity: 2.6-3.6
As a gemstone material, Cristinite is available in a range of colours. Bi-Colours are truely an exciting addition to the range. These allow the cutter to enter a whole new dimension of creativity and artistry.
Want to give it a go? Contact us we are the suppliers of CRISTINITE
We have just completed our new website for Mt Surprise Gems “The Gem Den” – click on the link to visit our new website www.thegemden.com.au
This is the only ‘True Gem Experience’ in far North Queensland.
Easily found in the town of Mt Surprise right on the Savannah Way west of the Atherton Tablelands.
Relax at the shop where there is a licenced Café with the BEST Cappuccino served across the Gulf. Whether you want Breakfast, Lunch or Diner our Home-Cooked meals and Daily Treats are available.