Downtown Inverell - By Ryan Wick
Credit/Licence flickr: By Ryan Wick

Aptly known as 'Sapphire City', Inverell today is a leading supplier of Zircon, industrial diamonds, tin and an amazing 80% of the worlds sapphires.

For the enthusiast, maps and fossicking licences are available from the tourist information centre. Principal fossicking areas near Inverell are; Chatham, Elsmore, Stannifer Creek, Wallangra, Staggy Creek and Nullamanna.

Inverell is also the centre of a diverse mixed rural business including grain crops, sheep and cattle.

Don't Miss:

  • Imagine the chance of a lucky strike, try your luck at fossicking for sapphires
  • Step back in time at the Inverell Pioneer Village
  • Take a trip through history to the Inverell Transport Museum.

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