Forum Admin, Rules & FAQ

No New Posts Forum Announcements & Rules

What is and isnt allowed on this forum.

494 Posts
58 Topics

Last post by starsapphire78
in Re: sorry for the inappr...
on August 19, 2018, 03:50:07 AM

No New Posts How to post Pictures & other FAQ

We welcome relevant pictures - see the FAQ for easy instructions.

322 Posts
46 Topics

Last post by snowman3195
in Re: photo bucket hosting...
on December 09, 2017, 05:32:52 PM

No New Posts Whats New at

New products/Specials, Articles & Trade News

574 Posts
75 Topics

Last post by Aussie Sapphire
in Re: Christmas 2017 arran...
on December 02, 2017, 11:23:50 AM

No New Posts Shows and Events

Gemstone, Lapidary, Rock & Fossicking Shows. Add your date and event here.

3486 Posts
870 Topics

Last post by hithwentinuviel
in Waterloo Bay Gem Show 25...
on August 13, 2018, 12:03:39 AM


No New Posts Gemstone Faceting

Questions and answers about Gem Cutting & Polishing (Traditional Flat Faceting and Concave).

4446 Posts
432 Topics

Last post by Buch Metter
in Re: CZ Problems
on July 30, 2018, 12:27:06 PM

Child Boards: Gemcad Discussions
No New Posts Cabbing and More

Anything curved - cabbing, sphere making, carving, etc.

1368 Posts
141 Topics

Last post by Buch Metter
in Re: Recycled water for c...
on April 24, 2018, 08:17:45 AM

No New Posts Tumblers and Media

Solve those Tumbling problems, discuss what media and compounds work best.

629 Posts
81 Topics

Last post by Rusted
in Re: Gyroc A squeaking is...
on August 13, 2018, 07:56:03 AM

No New Posts Saws and Diamond Blades

Questions about cutting,which Blade,coolant etc.

370 Posts
37 Topics

Last post by mehoose
in Re: Buying a saw: compar...
on May 07, 2018, 02:25:51 PM

No New Posts Tips and Gadgets

Ideas, modifications, new machines & tools, tricks of the trade. Post them here.

823 Posts
78 Topics

Last post by Quentin
in Re: Gemmasta Encoder Mod...
on August 09, 2018, 12:40:52 PM

No New Posts Ask a "Silly" Question

For Beginners, no question is silly if it's about Lapidary. We're here to help!

4792 Posts
516 Topics

Last post by Blinky
in Can anyone ID these laps
on Today at 02:56:11 PM

No New Posts Show us your latest finished product

Just finished polishing a rock? Show it to us here.

807 Posts
87 Topics

Last post by southerly
in Re: Couple of Buck 501's...
on January 11, 2017, 09:51:25 PM

Fossicking and Rockhounding

No New Posts Location of the Month

Here is where we post information about various locations - each one gets its own thread so we can keep it all together.

166 Posts
17 Topics

Last post by Peter60
in Re: Grump's Gully Tomaha...
on August 12, 2018, 02:24:54 PM

No New Posts Trip Talk

Tell us about your planned and recent trips. Catch up with other enthusiasts & share info on locations.

8890 Posts
504 Topics

Last post by southerly
in Re: Nullamanna - The jou...
on August 18, 2018, 04:25:22 PM

No New Posts Fossicking Locations

Go here for information on where to go fossicking - directions & details.

5018 Posts
487 Topics

Last post by MrSydney
in Re: Copeton Dam
on August 14, 2018, 05:01:54 PM

No New Posts Tips, Gadgets & Brag Board.

Share your Tips & Tricks, tell us about your finds. Pictures are welcome.

1026 Posts
91 Topics

Last post by MakkyBrown
in Re: hand held stone cutt...
on August 02, 2018, 10:26:25 PM

Gemstones & Jewellery

No New Posts Gem of the Month

Here is where we post information about various gems and rocks - each one gets its own thread so we can keep it all together.

2974 Posts
85 Topics

Last post by starsapphire78
in Re: Amethyst
on May 01, 2018, 05:17:22 PM

No New Posts Gemstone Discussions

Gemstone questions and discussions go here - gemstone pricing, rarity, properties etc.

2456 Posts
268 Topics

Last post by swirly
in diamond concentrate
on August 19, 2018, 02:40:35 PM

No New Posts Show off your Gems

Tell us about your Gemstone treasures (rough or cut) - pictures are very welcome.

1630 Posts
213 Topics

Last post by Dihusky
in Re: Moranbah Diamonds
on June 07, 2018, 05:16:45 PM

No New Posts Jewellery Talk

Jewellery talk goes here - can be your own creations or work from others to inspire you.

645 Posts
91 Topics

Last post by china
in Be ware
on March 17, 2017, 02:19:00 PM

General Category

No New Posts Tell Us About Yourself

What you do,where you live,what you want to do.

1989 Posts
226 Topics

Last post by starsapphire78
in Re: G'day
on May 18, 2018, 05:38:23 PM

No New Posts General Discussion

Feel free to talk about anything and everything in this board.

7718 Posts
836 Topics

Last post by Jimnyjerry
in Re: faceting
on August 17, 2018, 09:16:57 AM

For Sale, Swap OR Wanted

No New Posts For Sale, Swap or Wanted (Please Read Rules First)

Free ads section for members. Please read the rules before posting.

1070 Posts
195 Topics

Last post by Lord_Thunda
in Re: Could be bargain fac...
on August 15, 2018, 10:39:34 PM

Child Boards: For Sale or Swap, Wanted
No New Posts ALF-AID

Look here for some great bargains - funds go to the ALF-AID project.

28 Posts
4 Topics

Last post by Andrew
on January 17, 2011, 06:51:43 PM

  • No New Posts
  • Redirect Board

Aussie Lapidary Forum - Info Center

Forum Stats Forum Stats

53477 Posts in 5681 Topics by 3709 Members. Latest Member: Blinky
Latest Post: "Can anyone ID these laps" ( Today at 02:56:11 PM )
View the most recent posts on the forum.

Users Online Users Online

27 Guests, 0 Users

Most Online Today: 39. Most Online Ever: 160 (April 13, 2017, 08:52:19 PM)

* Sponsor

HTML Online Editor Sample

ALF is hosted by Aussie Sapphire as a free service to the Lapidary community.

Visit our website here
Phone 1800 50 21 40
Or find us on Facebook

Recent Activities

Can anyone ID these laps by Blinky
[Today at 02:56:11 PM]

Sodalite in Australia by tinker
[Today at 11:26:42 AM]

Cabbing on the Road by xcvator
[Today at 01:47:09 AM]

diamond concentrate by swirly
[August 19, 2018, 02:40:35 PM]

sorry for the inappropriate posts last night by starsapphire78
[August 19, 2018, 03:50:07 AM]

Nullamanna - The journey of a sapphire by southerly
[August 18, 2018, 04:25:22 PM]

Synthetic diamonds by harryopal
[August 17, 2018, 07:02:20 PM]

faceting by Jimnyjerry
[August 17, 2018, 09:16:57 AM]

Could be bargain faceting machines, slab saw +lots QLD by Lord_Thunda
[August 15, 2018, 10:39:34 PM]

Possability of Bush Access Denied!!! by starsapphire78
[August 15, 2018, 09:45:18 PM]

NSW Dept of PERE campaign against highbankers, they are now illegal in NSW by Gemster
[August 15, 2018, 09:32:38 PM]

Copeton Dam by MrSydney
[August 14, 2018, 05:01:54 PM]

* Calendar

August 2018
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 [20] 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31

* Who's Online

  • Dot Guests: 27
  • Dot Hidden: 0
  • Dot Users: 0

There aren't any users online.

* Find us on Facebook

* Forum Stats

  • stats Total Members: 3709
  • stats Total Posts: 53477
  • stats Total Topics: 5681
  • stats Total Categories: 6
  • stats Total Boards: 27
  • stats Most Online: 160