The Gemfields

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The Gemfields
Queensland
The Gemfields is located in Queensland
The Gemfields
The Gemfields
Coordinates 23°31′S 147°47′E / 23.517°S 147.783°E / -23.517; 147.783Coordinates: 23°31′S 147°47′E / 23.517°S 147.783°E / -23.517; 147.783
Population 1,630 (2011 census)[1]
Gazetted 13/08/2010
Postcode(s) 4702
Location
LGA(s) Central Highlands Region
State electorate(s) Gregory
Federal Division(s) Flynn
Rubyvale

The Gemfields is a locality in Central Highlands Region, Queensland, Australia, near the town of Emerald.

Geography[edit]

The locality contains three small towns: Anakie, Rubyvale, and Sapphire.

History[edit]

As the name suggests, the main industry in The Gemfields is sapphire mining, supported by tourism.

At the 2011 census, The Gemfields had a population of 1630.[1]

Amenities[edit]

The Central Highlands Regional Council operate a public library at 7 Burridge Road, Rubyvale.[2]

Events[edit]

GemFest is an annual festival in the region, attracting large numbers of visitors.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "The Gemfields: Code SSC31613 (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 November 2016. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Locations". Central Highlands Regional Council. Archived from the original on 31 January 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  3. ^ http://www.gemfest.com.au/

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