Striking it rich is hard and thirsty work. When mealtime bumps up against fossicking, panning, driving or going about your business, there's only one solution: head for the Pub at the New Royal Hotel Rubyvale. The place for lunch, dinner and a few drinks in beautiful downtown Rubyvale, the Pub is open daily from 12 - 2 pm for lunch, 6-8 pm. In was not until 1902 that the area was proclaimed a mining field. The Gemfields, which covers 900 square kms of land, has 4 townships Sapphire, Rubyvale, Anakie and the Willows. In the 1890′s the Anakie School was built, with two further schools at Sapphire & Rubyvale being constructed in the early 1900′s.