Sapphire and Anakie Gemfields

Sapphire, a rural town, is 280 km west of Rockhampton and 40 km west of Emerald. It has been the main town in the Anakie Gemfields, an arc of mining country west of Emerald which includes Willows and Rubyvale.

Further Reading: 

Marie Reid, A history of Emerald: a place of importance, Rockhampton, Central Queensland University Press, 2001

John Rolfe, Emerald and the gemfields centenary 1879-1979, Emerald, Emerald Centenary Committee, 1978

Rubyvale entry

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