One of the gem club’s youngest members Chennay McPhail, 12, polishes a stone.

The Bendigo Gem Club has its fundraising exhibition this weekend.

The event is held over two days and includes stallholders selling a wide variety of rocks, fossils, minerals and gemstones along with demonstrations and displays of members’ work.

Australian Jewellery Supplies  is joining the expo this year with their extensive range of tools and jewellery making supplies.

Youngsters can try gold panning, metal detecting and gem sifting.

There will be a canteen, barbecue and a coffee van available, alongside unique handcrafted jewellery raffle prizes.

If you love rocks you can join the club. Speak with club members at the demonstration area to learn how.

Activities offered at the club include lapidary, gemstone polishing and faceting, silver casting, silver smithing, jewellery making, field trips and rock/mineral identification.

The expo is on Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from 10am until 4pm at Bendigo Baptist Church 757 McIvor Road, Junortoun.

Entry for adults is $8, Under 12s free.