Gem and Stone Creations located at Beaconsfield specialises in Tasmanian gemstones. This includes a wide range of local minerals, crystals, lapidary material (petrified manfern) and gemstone carvings. Jewellery repairs and cleaning are available as well as pearl and bead re-threading and gemstones cut and polished. Faceted stones and opals, lapidary supplies, jewellery, handmade gifts in stone and gems can also be found at Gem and Stone Creations. There is also a kid's corner for the junior collector. Beaconsfield is 40 kilometres (24 miles) north-west of Launceston and 240 kilometres (150 miles) north of Hobart. Travelling time from Launceston is approximately 30-minutes.
Visit Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre and lose yourself in history. Play with treasures from the past and embark on a historical journey to a place where life is simple. The time when machinery and hard labour were how 'things got done', where genuine smiles welcome you and strangers take time to chat. At the Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre Tasmanian history is alive, and gold is under your feet... Our interpretive displays showcase the Mine Rescue of Brant Webb and Todd Russell. Many of the pieces in the centre are there for your enjoyment, displays to touch, buttons to push, leavers to pull, tunnels to crawl through and animals to search for. Lose yourself in the nostalgia, chat with locals, experience the excitement and realities of the elusive hunt for gold. View the Beaconsfield mine in a different light in the 3D digitalized model, interactive screens and holograms to explore the depths of an underground mine from within the museum. The hologram image of Todd Russell greets you to explain the miners' lingo. The display has mastered the use of sight, sound and emotion - this is one attraction not to be missed. Accolades: 2009, 2010 and 2011 Winner Best 'Heritage and Cultural Tourism' Award