Rubyvale is home to a small library, convenience store/news agents, post office, hotel and take-away bottle shop, as well as a variety of accommodation and fossicking areas. Some popular places to go fossicking are the Bob n John Mine, Bobby Dazzler and Pats Gems. The area can get up to 40'C during summer, and can reach 0°C in winter.
Bustout is about icon discoveries and Rubyvale is such a place, hence the inclusion. Just west of Emerald are fossicking fields of Rubyvale and Sapphire. The names of the towns immediately conjure thoughts of mineral (read jewels) riches.
Rubyvale; once Ruby Valley is named after the discovery of Ruby’s in this valley an eon ago. The Ruby’s, Opals and Sapphires are catalyst for the many thousands of amateur fossickers that descend on the place each week.
Rubyvale is a very busy destination and accommodation can be at a premium. The Gemseekers Caravan Park has all that you may require. Be sure to book. www.gemseekers.com.au
To really enjoy the Rubyvale experience allows a minimum of an overnight.