Rubyvale, Queensland

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Rubyvale
Queensland
Rubyvale-gemfields-outback-queensland-australia.jpg
Main street of Rubyvale
Rubyvale is located in Queensland
Rubyvale
Rubyvale
Coordinates 23°25′S 147°41′E / 23.417°S 147.683°E / -23.417; 147.683Coordinates: 23°25′S 147°41′E / 23.417°S 147.683°E / -23.417; 147.683
Population 510 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4702
Location
LGA(s) Central Highlands Regional Council
State electorate(s) Gregory
Federal Division(s) Flynn

Rubyvale is a town in the Australian state of Queensland, approximately 61 kilometres (38 mi) west of Emerald. Situated in a region called the Gemfields, sapphires are mined extensively in the area. At the 2006 census, Rubyvale had a population of 510.[1]

Rubyvale is home to a small library, a convenience store/news agents, post office, hotel and take-away bottle shop, as well as a variety of accommodation and fossicking areas. Some popular places to go fossicking are the Bob n John Mine, Bobby Dazzler and Pats Gems. The area can get up to 40'C during summer, and can reach 0 °C in winter. The RSL was recently closed due to legal reasons.

Heritage listings[edit]

Rubyvale has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Rubyvale (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2009-07-21. 
  2. ^ "Tomahawk Creek Huts (entry 29257)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 

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