IVY HARPER is a long term member of the Warrnambool Gem club. Ivy was a member of the club from it’s earliest years, is a life member of the club and has served as a President of the club.
In 2013 Ivy moved into retirement accommodation and donated her collection to the Warrnambool Gem Club. The photos below show a portion of the collection she has donated. It includes local material from the ‘Western District’ in Victoria, as well as material collected from many locations around Australia.
Ivy was also an enthusiastic lapidary and some of her lapidary work is also shown. The first photos below show the general display cases. Some individual specimens are then show in more detail.
Some of Ivy’s enamel work is shown below. Ivy conducted enamelling classes for the club on several occasions over the years.
Galena, Broken Hill, N.S.W.
Above. Unidentified minerals
Broken Hill, N.S.W.
Above. Bustamite, Calcite, Galena and Sphalerite , Broken Hill, N.S.W.
Below: Stillbite, Heulendite. Virar
Below: some cubes of various gemstones.
Below: some more cabachons and some fossil sharks teeth from near Portland.