Gil Bennet Gem and Mineral Collection

The Gil Bennet Gem and Mineral Collection is the work of Tamworth local, the late Gilmore (Gil) Thomas Bennett who spent years collecting the unique and wondrous selection of fine stone and rock. The rocks, gems and minerals on display represent the finest specimens of his extensive collection assembled over more than 20 years. As a dedicated collector, Gil travelled extensively and frequently over Australia earning the respect of lapidarists nationwide, while his collection was highly regarded by museum curators in many states.


From our Visitors book

“A magnificent comprehensive collection”

“Loved the rocks!”

“Fantastic display”

“Fossickers delight!”


Opening hours

Daily 9am – 4pm


How to find us

Where: Nundle Visitor Information Centre, Jenkins Street, Nundle, NSW, 2340
Phone: (02) 6769 3026

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