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The Willows QLD

The Willows

Postcode: 4702

Willows Gemfields is 11 kilometers off the Capricorn Highway. The turn is 24 kilometers pass the Anakie/Sapphire crossroads and about a 45 minute drive west of Emerald. It is a popular fossicking spot, as very little machinery, and no corporate mining, has been permitted in the past. ‘The Willows’ is known for having unusually coloured sapphires. Some of the world’s most famous Sapphires have been found on the Willows Gemfields, including a 332 carat rough yellow, aptly named the ‘Golden Willow’.