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Title: GEMORAMA
Post by: Lord_Thunda on September 14, 2017, 10:18:48 PM
In January, I put up a post for "expressions of interest" for running a Gem Festival in June next year. I had an overwhelming response to that post & so, I have gone ahead & organized it! I have today received confirmation from Council for approval. Fliers will arriving next week.
The 1st Annual
GEMORAMA
9 - 11 JUNE 2018
5304 STRATHBOGIE ROAD, EMMAVILLE. NSW

Field Trips - Saturday - TBA
- Sunday – TBA
- Monday – TBA

Traders / Tailgaters $50/ 3 days 8.30am - 5.30 pm
Saturday Night – Lamb & Pork Spit $5
- Live Music

Donations to Local SES
Glen Food Hub
Frontline Forces United

For all Enquiries - 02 6734 7330 or 0436343935
The Field Trips will be announced ASAP.  It will be a brilliant weekend for fossickers & families. I have opened an FB Event page where all updated info will be posted.
https://www.facebook.com/events/117982398904645/?hc_location=ufi
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Gemster on September 15, 2017, 12:24:52 PM
 :D Well Done Bob, A new Event like this Will only Benefit the Town and should be Welcomed in the Area by All... Looking forward to this and I have already booked my Accommodation  ;)and have cleared my Busy Schedule for that Week-end..... Now I have to purchase a Winter Jacket.. brrr... ;D ;D

  Gemster..... beers
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Lord_Thunda on September 15, 2017, 01:49:30 PM
I have a set of winter thermals if you need to borrow them  ;D
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Gemster on September 16, 2017, 12:12:52 AM
Sorry, I don't Do the Pre-loved Item Thing..... :P

  Gemster...... beers
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Jimnyjerry on September 16, 2017, 10:08:05 AM
 beers on the council approval.  Will try hard to get to your show Bob.  Will probably be heading south to get there.  ;)
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Lord_Thunda on September 21, 2017, 12:21:02 PM
I just need to get them to tweak the dates & info but its up now ;)
http://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/country-nsw/glen-innes-and-inverell-area/glen-innes/events/gemorama
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Lord_Thunda on December 15, 2017, 10:03:20 PM
Thanks to Tress, the new FB site is now operating.
https://www.facebook.com/Gemorama/
Feel free to join & keep updated. Next month I will be hoping to have all the Field Trips in place  ;) 
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: MrSydney on December 16, 2017, 01:53:00 PM
Hi Bob,

Good work!  I'll also do my best to get up there!!

Talk more soon!
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Lord_Thunda on May 08, 2018, 07:56:07 PM

Hi Guys & Girls,  beers

Field Trips are now in place!


Field Trips are all in place now! Saturday 9th June - WEBB’S CONSOLS SILVER MINE. [/size]http://johnsnewenglandminerals.blogspot.com.au/…/webbs-cons… (http://johnsnewenglandminerals.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/webbs-consols-and-related-mines.html)[/color]

Sunday, 10th June ....... Three Waters Homestead ... http://www.threewatersholidays.com.au/ (http://www.threewatersholidays.com.au/)

Monday 11th June .... Mystery Trip!
 Private property has been accessed to provide us with a unique opportunity to find quartz crystals, tourmaline, cassiterite, fluorite, etc.


Thank you to John aka Findem for his great blog  beers



Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: starsapphire78 on May 08, 2018, 08:11:21 PM
Sounds like a great event, will try and make it
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Jimnyjerry on May 12, 2018, 05:06:14 PM
Wow.  :)   So much has been happening while I am away.  :)

Closer now as no longer in Ireland but in Perth WA till Friday.

Chat to you Bob when I get home.

 beers Jerry
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: bak on May 15, 2018, 05:05:18 PM
are there any age restrictions for the field trips for kids?  we loved our visit to Emmaville last school holidays to the museum and my young fella is keen as to get back there.  Probably keener than I am to stay in a tent that time of the year down there.  No public holiday in QLD but we'd probably try and get down for the Sunday & Monday trips. 

Brett
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: starsapphire78 on May 16, 2018, 04:26:46 PM
 Three waters homestead is that a creek or a non creek ?
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Aussie Sapphire on May 16, 2018, 04:38:32 PM
Three waters homestead is that a creek or a non creek ?

Quite a bit of water - Reddestone Creek and Beardy Waters.  That area along the Reddestone has had really good quality sapphire taken out but has been well worked/mined over the years so be realistic about what you are likely to find.  Good redfin in the bigger holes if you like fishing - really good eating and feral so no bag limit.

cheers
Leah
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Lord_Thunda on May 16, 2018, 04:56:16 PM
G'day Bak  beers


No age restrictions as we have had couples with babies at Minerama this year. Should be plenty of camping area here as I am putting 2 acres approx for self contained camping depending how many tailgaters I get. I will have fire pits around the food / entertainment area with plenty of wood in them.


G'day Starsapphire,  beers


Had some friends stay at 3 Waters recently & they did very well. Small but plenty of colour. Reddestone Ck runs through it & its a big area so plenty of room. From the interest shown so far, it looks like it will be very well attended. Tickets will be sold on the day as I am not using online bookings.


Cheers,
Bob  beers
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: starsapphire78 on May 17, 2018, 02:44:30 AM
might be a tad cold for water , I don't think I'll be able to, make it
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Gemster on May 17, 2018, 12:16:09 PM
 Being a Guide on the Field Trips im Not allowed to Fossick, so I won't be getting my feet wet. Lol...

  Gemster.... beers
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: harryopal on May 17, 2018, 05:14:38 PM
After the twin towers, September 11 disaster insurance everywhere went through the roof. With public liability insurance required to set up a stall at a show insurance went up to hundreds of dollars. What is the present state of play with regard to insurance for stalls at shows?
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Lord_Thunda on May 17, 2018, 06:22:01 PM
Hi Harry Opal  beers


I am getting insurance to cover fossickers & everyone who comes to my property. Obviously, tailgaters have their own insurance, as it is a requirement for all gem shows these days. We will be asking ALL fossickers to sign the indemnity forms regardless of age. They are written in "lawyer speak" & plain language so everyone will understand. It is a great pity that insurance is needed these days as "common sense" seems to be a lost trait.  :'(


The reason for choosing the NSW Queens Birthday weekend was to have it in the off season & mid way between Minerama & Gemfest. There was only one other gem show on that weekend so not much competition. If you run field trips where people can find gemstones & minerals, then regardless of the weather, they will support it. From the responses on the FB page, it already looks like it will be a huge success. The first post garnered 1406 responses in the 6 months it has been posted.  :o  Running it so that all profits go to charity is my way of giving back to those who have helped me in the past as well as an organisation that helps homeless veterans.
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Lord_Thunda on May 26, 2018, 09:56:09 AM
 :o  Just TWO weeks to go  :o


Everything is slowly coming into place with a very busy last week getting all the final details in place.
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Jimnyjerry on May 26, 2018, 02:32:31 PM
Bob I will not be able to get there till Saturday evening at the earliest.  :( Will certainly be doing the Monday field trip.  ;D
 beers Jerry
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: bak on June 03, 2018, 09:23:48 PM
accommodation booked and can't wait for the weekend.  Just me and the young fella heading down.  Mostly coming for the field trips since there's not much to dig around north Brisbane although 8yr old has been counting his pocket money to buy something from the stalls.  This will be our first time heading out as part of an organised field trip so anything in particular we need.  we have a sieve set, a pick and shovel. 
cheers Brett
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Lord_Thunda on June 04, 2018, 06:53:02 PM
G'day Brett  beers


There should be plenty of tailgaters coming so a wide variety of stuff to buy. Numbers I have no clue on how many will turn up but the FB page has had 1500 + views this week  :o  I have a local couple doing brekky all days & lunch on possibly 2 days.


The silver mine is mainly specking so maybe just a small pick & hammer & a strong back to carry specimens up the hill to the road. 3 waters has an area thats varying in the degree as to how much work you want to put in. Some of it has lots of rocks to move & there is a patch of overburdon but some good stones have been found there. Its all dry digging but the river is very close. Pick & shovel to get to the wash then sieves. The mystery trip has 2 sites which will be specking & digging tho seives can be used if desired.


Everything is coming together very nicely & it will be a great weekend. I have 2 old water tanks full of wood for fires & heaps of food organised.


Look forward to meeting you & your son.


Cheers,
Bob  beers
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Gemster on June 06, 2018, 03:30:07 PM
Sorry Bob, as explained the other night, I can't make it... Family Issues... Make sure you get lots of pics of everyone having Fun... :'(

   Gemster.... beers
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Lord_Thunda on June 06, 2018, 04:09:40 PM
I know mate  :'(  There will be heaps of pics & maybe video taken. Got all the bunting up today & cool room comes tomorrow with all the rest of the food. Still a huge 2 days of prep to go & some tailgaters will be getting here Fri to set up. Banner goes up tomorrow arvo. Fire pits set up Fri after a quick mow. All looking good for a great weekend. I'll be having a few Jacks for ya  beers
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Gemster on June 06, 2018, 04:59:26 PM
Only A few Jacks...  I think I need more than that. :-\... Hope all goes well and most of all HAVE FUN.... ;D

 Gemster...
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Jimnyjerry on June 07, 2018, 08:43:52 AM
Am bring Jack for Bob as well so he should be fine.  Sorry you cannot make it Gemster, all the best for your family.  beers
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Gemster on June 07, 2018, 06:33:22 PM
Thanks Jimnyjerry  beers.... I know You will keep Bob in Check... ;D   ;)

  Gemster...
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Jimnyjerry on June 08, 2018, 09:27:26 AM
Cold here and going to be even colder when I get up to see you on the weekend Bob.
 beers Jerry
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Lord_Thunda on June 08, 2018, 10:45:09 PM
Days have been glorious Jerry. I didnt even put the fire on tonight.  ;) 
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Lord_Thunda on June 08, 2018, 10:50:11 PM
For those who are not on FB I posted this article after having a phone interview. I must be careful what I say as they reported it word for word what I had said  :P 


https://www.gleninnesexaminer.com.au/story/5454662/where-every-prospect-pleases-come-to-the-gemorama-in-emmaville/?cs=422
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: starsapphire78 on June 09, 2018, 02:47:03 PM
EEP
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Lord_Thunda on June 13, 2018, 03:01:15 PM
Gemorama is done & dusted for this year. Lots of lessons learned that are easily fixed next year.


Disappointing turnout but the feedback I have seen & heard was positive. Many people were disappointed they didnt go so numbers will improve. I guess Minerama had the same result in their initial year.


Lots of pics up now on here & the FB page.
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: MrSydney on June 13, 2018, 04:07:17 PM
Definitely!

For example I couldn't make it because of my sisters wedding - hopefully that won't be happening again next year!!   ;D

I've got a few ideas too we'll chat about but, as you said, next year most of the organisation is pretty set up so you'll need less time and be more focused on key things.
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Philip on June 13, 2018, 05:14:00 PM
How many did you have in the end Bob?  I couldn't make it this year due to work commitments but if its on again next year i will do my best to be there.

Philip
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Lord_Thunda on June 13, 2018, 06:12:01 PM
12-15 / day.  :'(  I have 6 months to get trips sealed in place then another mad advertising blitz  :P 


I have a few tricks in place to overcome financial problems which will be revealed when trips are confirmed.


I know many people were disappointed they couldnt go this year due to the awesome finds others had. I'm already thinking of trips & have a few in mind  ;) [size=78%] [/size]
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Gemster on June 14, 2018, 12:01:02 AM
 :o Nice Finds there Lord T.... IM SAD NOW... :'(

 Glad to see there Still goodies at Gadens...  Droo (Refer last Paragraph)
  Good to see the Other Bearded Warbler there too..(Johno)   ;D

So, looks like your Village Idiot didn't get it all.... Mmmm now what to do with Him... I do have some ideas tho...  >:( >:( 8)

  Gemster.... beers
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Jimnyjerry on June 14, 2018, 08:36:54 AM
Bob, I am home and recovered from the trip. 

Had a great time as well as a chance to meet some more fellow fossickers and a chance to put faces to fellow ALFers.  ;D
A fair few nice tourmaline specimens that I scratched up are still sitting up at Gadens for people to pick up next time.  I even found a 10 cent size piece of fluorite there.  Finds by others included quartz crystals with tourmaline inside, a citrine and a nice smoky point.
Some nice sapphires including dog tooths were found on the Sunday trip by lucky fossickers.

Next year should be even better so do not miss it.  beers   
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: ia1nw22 on June 30, 2018, 06:55:09 PM
GOOD ONYA BOB .
EXCELLENT PIC'S  .
LOVE TO BE THERE , BUT TOO CHILLY FOR ME .  brrr
CHEERS
IAIN 
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Jimnyjerry on July 02, 2018, 02:58:49 PM
Was pretty warm.  Bob actually got sunburned.  :)
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Gemster on July 02, 2018, 08:30:53 PM
 ;D Bob would burn when it's raining... ;D  Must be that Scottish Skin...

  Gemster.... beers
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Lord_Thunda on July 02, 2018, 10:32:57 PM
We did have lovely weather for the weekend. Days were sunny & about low 20's, nights had some showers on the Sat nite but the fire pit worked perfectly under the carport. Mornings were brisk but bearable & it warmed up fairly quickly. As most of you know, the intensity of the sun up here takes the unwary by surprise so sunburn can happen when least expected.


Got a few ideas for next year but have been busy here lately & with the lovely rain we had for the past 2 days was impossible to get out & research my new sites. Hope to have them nailed down in the next month or 2 at most. My plan is to have everything in place by Christmas so I can relax & just iron out the small details. Hope to see more of you up here next June.  ;D
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: MrSydney on July 06, 2018, 02:51:31 PM
With most of the organisational legwork done this year it will be much easier next year Bob!  Looking forward to making it this time too!

I'm starting to get serious fossicking withdrawal symptoms.  I haven't gotten to do any since Minerama and not sure when I'll get to go again next.
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Jimnyjerry on July 07, 2018, 12:20:53 PM
I'm starting to get serious fossicking withdrawal symptoms.  I haven't gotten to do any since Minerama and not sure when I'll get to go again next.
Could always toss your gems in a bucket of dirt. Shake them up then pour into a sieve.  ;D
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Gemster on July 07, 2018, 12:57:20 PM
Or buy some bags of wash to take home with you MrSydney... :D

  Gemster... beers
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: MrSydney on October 13, 2018, 05:15:57 PM
Buy bags of wash!!   :-o

When was the last time you bought a bag of wash Gemster!!?? :-D

As it happens just had a few days at 3 waters with the kids and another family.  Found a few nice sapphires in the creek, did a spin up to the old emerald mine at Torrington (only had about 20 minutes before major storm rolled in), and a wander over to Elsmore.  So feeling a lot better now!!
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: MALACHI on October 13, 2018, 07:02:31 PM
 Mr Sydney. Is access to the old Torrington emerald mine on public land or does permission need to be sort before entering it and if so who do you contact. Just asking, will save me a search.
Cheers
Malachi  beers
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Lord_Thunda on October 13, 2018, 09:30:26 PM
Hi Malachi,


Its on public land aka State Forest land which you can fossick on. You can be lucky sometimes & find small bits of beryl but they are few & far between.
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: MALACHI on October 14, 2018, 09:13:09 AM
Hi & thanks for the feedback Lord Thunda.   :)  I'll keep an eye out for next years Gemkana posts, with some luck I'll drag myself up there.
Cheers
Malachi  beers
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: MrSydney on October 14, 2018, 11:13:26 AM
Hi Malachi,

We got lots of little pieces but by digging some dirt in a particular spot to take away and then put it through our sieves.  I did this the time before and was surprised by how many pieces we got so did it again.  Surface is specked over very regularly!

Having said that everything found was only small pieces not cuttable as all broken when the area was graded out.  But more than enough for the kids and our friends and their kids to be very happy!
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: MALACHI on October 14, 2018, 03:38:50 PM
Scratching around and finding anything is more than enough me. Thanks Mr Sydney! :)
Cheers
Malachi  beers
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Gemster on October 16, 2018, 02:53:12 PM
Buy bags of wash!!   :-o

When was the last time you bought a bag of wash Gemster!!?? :-D


Lol... Not any more after finding Everything from Tigers-eye to lapis in them... Lol...

  Gemster....
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: MrSydney on October 16, 2018, 05:23:49 PM
LOL!
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Lord_Thunda on November 25, 2018, 11:11:26 PM
1st Field Trip ! PRETTY VALLEY !![/size]This spot hasnt been used for over 4 years & gives fossickers a great opportunity to find sapphires, topaz, zircons & smoky quartz. Even gold has been found here! Numbers will be limited to 35 ONLY. Details will follow as to where those interested can book trips / dinners using direct debit. The other field trips will be posted soon so keep an eye on this page & tell your friends.


For more info go to the FB page ...
https://www.facebook.com/Gemorama/[/size]
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Lord_Thunda on January 28, 2019, 11:13:18 PM
MYSTERY TRIP #1[/size]This location has been mined but never fossicked. The owner wanted its exact location hidden hence "Mystery Trip". There are 3 locations here where numerous minerals can be found. Copper, azurite, quartz, tin, silver, lead, zinc, fluorite, galena, chalcopyrite, sphalerite, etc. Due to the terrain it will be STRICTLY 4WD ONLY. For those wishing to go fishing, there are numerous holes on the river where Murray Cod, Yellowbelly, Silver Perch, Golden Perch, Redfin & Catfish. can be caught & released.[/color]
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Lord_Thunda on January 28, 2019, 11:15:20 PM
TRIP INFORMATION!![/size]All trips will leave from my property at 9.30 am each day. Tickets will be on sale from 8 am. $20 / person of which $5 to landowners, $10 to insurance & $5 to charity. Dinners will be put on again this year. $10 each - Irish Stew Sat & Curried Prawns & rice Sunday. Homemade Pumpkin soup $1 / cup. Self contained camping is available on site @ $10 / site / night. Traders / tailgaters $50 for 3 days with FREE camping. Meals as per above. As it will be in June, I will have fire pits & plenty of wood.
Banking details will be provided once the 3rd Field Trip is confirmed for bookings. I have opened up an account strictly for Gemorama so numbers can be confirmed prior to the event.
As mentioned in an earlier post, ALL profits will go to Wounded Heroes & Burrumbuttock Hay Runners.
Any companies wanting to sponsor please get in touch so more money can go to charity & to help pay for a band from Sydney.
Dont forget to "LIKE" the FB Gemorama page so you dont miss out on any news.
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Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Jimnyjerry on January 29, 2019, 07:10:03 AM
Queens birthday weekend. So presume the dates for 2019 are 8th, 9th and 10th of June.
 :)
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Lord_Thunda on January 29, 2019, 05:36:55 PM
Yes mate ;)
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Lord_Thunda on February 19, 2019, 06:44:19 PM

Fliers are in the process of being printed in time for Minerama [size=0px];)[/size] You will notice the Sunday Trip is listed as a "Mystery Trip" as I will be checking out a couple of sites this weekend for viability but wanted to get the fliers printed.






(https://scontent.fsyd6-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/52594348_1133762080130499_4806984735496601600_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_eui2=AeEbqe8LdxniIHrhCFmB5s1m5RlFgIMmEiqakMfJfDSHRXZdTFH1IRFsBpWl8OXd22XGchRIntcIO07g2jiQzRctO-slSVh5Z89Jst0Xk3D62Q&_nc_ht=scontent.fsyd6-1.fna&oh=37dc9c7f6402b0d32ce2f76e880d9fad&oe=5CF5C8A0)
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Lord_Thunda on February 24, 2019, 05:49:40 PM
FIELD TRIP #2 Wellingrove Creek[/size]STRICTLY 4WD ONLY!The track is very rocky but the scenery is well worth the trip. Small sapphires have been found with some effort. 27.5 kms from Emmaville.[/color]
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Lord_Thunda on February 24, 2019, 05:50:51 PM
Banking Details to book your spot! [/size]Regional Australia Bank BSB : 932 000 ACCOUNT # 714787$20 for Field Trips, $10 for dinner on Sat / Sun nights, $10 / site for self contained camping. When you pay please send an email to "blue_thunda@hotmail.com" with subject "GEMORAMA" & let me know what field trips / dinners/ camping you wish to pay for.
PLEASE NOTE - Mondays Pretty Valley has ONLY 40 spots so its first in best dressed. My apologies but its a small area & can only support limited numbers.
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Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Gemster on March 01, 2019, 03:06:33 PM
I will be there this year Bob... Can I book my camp?... ;D

  Gemster....
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Lord_Thunda on March 08, 2019, 07:21:59 PM
UPDATED Banking Details to book your spot!
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Regional Australia Bank
BSB : 932 000 ACCOUNT # 100427613
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Lord_Thunda on March 14, 2019, 10:14:33 AM
Of course you can Gemster  ;)


Got lots of positive feedback at Minerama so the word is getting out there. It helps having the magnetic signs on my Navara as many people came up to me asking for more info.  ;D


Heading down to Sydney this weekend again & will take a few posters with me so keep an eye out for them  ;)
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Gemster on March 15, 2019, 08:21:59 PM
Safe trip Bob...

  Gemster..... beers
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Lord_Thunda on May 03, 2019, 10:43:06 PM
ONLY 5 WEEKS TO GO !![/size]Just a quick update on Field Trip costs. It is $20 each for adults & as a Family Deal it is $60 for 2 adults & 2 kids. Camping is $10 / site / night. Dinners are $10 each. ALL bookings can be made as Direct Deposit so you dont miss out on any of the trips. Saturday night meal has changed from Irish Stew to either a beef or venison stew as I will be making both choices.[/color]
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Gemster on May 07, 2019, 02:00:14 PM
 :D Sounds good Bob...

  Gemster... beers
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Gemster on May 20, 2019, 02:43:04 PM
Not long now.... Hoping everything goes to plan this year for Me... 8)

Hoping to bring a 'newbie' down too... ;)

  Gemster... brrr
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Lord_Thunda on May 20, 2019, 03:43:25 PM
Slowly but surely its all coming together. Just 4 weeks to go  ;)
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: starsapphire78 on May 22, 2019, 03:01:29 AM
Sigh dreams of going on a fossicking trip, looking for SHINIES, maybe one day, I'll get up that way, again
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Lord_Thunda on May 31, 2019, 12:52:49 PM
URGENT UPDATE !![/size]Due to the drought conditions currently in this area I have had to cancel Pretty Valley trip on Monday. I have another site at Tingha that will be used instead. My apologies to those who have already booked & if Tingha isnt going to work for you I will refund those bookings.I will have a St John NSW medic in attendance during the Field Trips & on the 2 nights.[/color]
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: slippery eel on June 11, 2019, 09:56:51 AM
Lord thunda how did this weekend go.  Was unable to get there this time.maybe next year if it is on again
Slippery eel
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: MrSydney on June 11, 2019, 03:46:07 PM
Really well!  Checkout the Gemorama facebook page.  Some really lovely specimens found and hopefully more pics going up.  Lord T can fill you in more.

Very sad I couldn't get there either! :(
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Lord_Thunda on June 14, 2019, 01:00:51 AM
G'day Slippery,  beers


The weekend went off great thank you. We are already starting on next years trips so get the calendar marked  ;)  6 - 8th June 2020.


I didnt hear a bad comment from anyone that attended. In fact, almost every fossicker said they would be back next year.  :o 


There was a stunning amount of quality mineral specimens found including galena, azurite, cerussite, malachite, copper, quartz & fluorite. Who knows what will be found next year but this site will be re-used again as everyone wanted to return.


The trip to Wellingrove Ck produces some small sapphires & zircons but not really in great numbers or quality. The scenery there is breathtaking & the drive challenging but everyone enjoyed themselves again.


Mondays trip was moved to Tingha due to the drought up here. Quite a haul of quartz points were found by everyone.


Dinners on Sat & Sun night were a huge success. Contrary to comments by those who said it'd be too cold  ::)  the fire pits kept the chill off & there was even impromptu fire & light stick twirling by a few ladies & gents.


Numbers were double from last year & the dealer that attended, Hoy Gold Sluices, had a great time & a few sales. I'm hoping other dealers will come next year as fossickers are always hungry for good deals. Bringing people in the off- season can only benefit the towns & villages to the area. I look forward to seeing more ALFers there next year.


Cheers,
Bob  beers



Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: MrSydney on June 14, 2019, 12:53:51 PM
Good work Bob!

Just need a little bit of rain up there to help out as well!!
Title: Re: GEMORAMA
Post by: Jimnyjerry on June 16, 2019, 04:22:38 PM
glad it went well Bob  beers