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General Discussion / Re: Vale Woofa
« on: January 01, 2017, 11:00:58 PM »
Hi everyone, I am Sharyn, Paul's wife. I just want to say thank you for all the wonderful messages. Our family always knew how kind, loyal and knowledgable (about everything) he was but it is really humbling to here it from others.

He loved his fossicking and sharing his knowledge with others. He use to spend many hours putting together items such as the guessing competitions etc for this forum. He enjoyed hearing of other peoples finds, loved going to Minerama or just going local for a dig.

Paul was supposed to sit his final exam for the gemmology course he was doing via correspondence in Nov but wasn't well enough. He would have blitzed it and passed with flying colours. His plan then was to learn how to learn polish and cut rocks and do valuations, he even set up a little workshop with all the equipment.

Thank you Jerry for being a good friend to Paul.

Thank you once again.

Show off your Gems / Re: Latest Mt Shadwell expedition
« on: December 06, 2016, 06:22:04 AM »
Hi MrSydney,
Sorry for the late reply.  I only know of one quarry.

About 14km from Glen Innes on the Gwydir Hwy heading towards Inverell there is a parking area on the left and a track leading to a lookout. The lookout is signposted - my map shows it as "Sinclair Lookout".

About 400m along this track there is old basalt quarry on the left. If you break up the basalt you can find olivine .... and if you're lucky maybe a piece bit enough to facet. Gem grade olivine is called peridot. You will need a good sized hammer to slap the rocks. Some good chisels and goggles would also help.

Good luck and let us know if you have some success.
Regards, Paul

Shows and Events / Re: WA Minsoc Biennial Auction
« on: November 04, 2016, 12:19:12 PM »
Lots more info here ....

Looks very interesting.

Shows and Events / Aust Fine Mineral Show
« on: November 02, 2016, 04:19:15 AM »

Sat 26th Nov 2016
The Australian Fine Mineral Show, Melbourne
202 Turner Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Showcasing the finest minerals available for sale in Australia!

Dealers include:

Ausrox (Vic)
Crystal Classics (UK)
Trinity Minerals (US)
Alan Arnold (ACT)
Dehne and Maureen McLaughlin (Tas)
Mineral Store Australia (Qld)



Shows and Events / Newcastle Gem Show
« on: November 02, 2016, 04:03:28 AM »
12th & 13th November 2016

Newcastle Lapidary Club’s Annual Gem Show

Saturday 12th Nov (9.00am to 4.00pm) – Sunday 13th November (9.00am to 3.00pm), 2016

Club, 2 Dora Rd, Adamstown, NSW.

Sales of gemstones, beads, silver, tools, jewellery, and displays of facetting and jewellery making.

Free entry and parking, devonshire teas, sausage sizzle, tea, coffee and drinks.

Shows and Events / Cessnock Club Auction
« on: November 02, 2016, 03:58:07 AM »
Saturday 5th November 2016

Cessnock Gem and Mineral Club
Annual Rock Auction

Auction commences at 12.30pm, at the clubrooms.
Hall Park. Stephen Street, Cessnock West, NSW.

Fossils, minerals, crystals, gems

Flyer ...

Shows and Events / Illawarra Gem Show
« on: November 02, 2016, 03:50:11 AM »

Saturday 5th – Sunday 6th November 2016

Illawarra Lapidary Club Exhibition – Jewellery, Gems and Mineral Festival

Saturday 5th November 9am – 4pm and Sunday 6th November 9am – 2.30pm 2016
Heininger Hall, 109 Princes Hwy, Dapto NSW

$3 admission – Children free – Lucky Door Prizes – Children’s games – Raffle. Featuring demonstrations of cabochon cutting, jewellery making, gemstone faceting, silvercraft, jewellery valuations, club and fossicking information, refreshments.

Dealers selling lapidary supplies, jewellery, minerals, crystals, fossils, beads and opals.

Information ...

How to post Pictures & other FAQ / 2017 Calendar
« on: November 02, 2016, 03:45:28 AM »
Hi Leah/Andrew,
Could you please allow 2017 calendar entries to be posted.
Thanks, Paul

Shows and Events / WA Minsoc Biennial Auction
« on: October 24, 2016, 09:50:44 PM »
WA Minsoc Biennial Auction

Nov 20th 10am

31-35 Gladstone Rd
Rivervale, WA

Two live auctions separated by lunch.  There will also be a silent auction.
A remote purchase system will be available on the day.
Most of the rocks will be Australian.

For updates look on the Minsoc webpage ...

and/or the facebook page ...

Tell Us About Yourself / Re: Hi All, and thanks.
« on: October 15, 2016, 10:38:41 AM »
Yep very nice collection there Earthound  :D

Shows and Events / Re: RocknCrystals Grand Opening
« on: October 09, 2016, 06:24:48 PM »
Hi Jerry, I was there on Sunday morning.

Shows and Events / Re: RocknCrystals Grand Opening
« on: October 07, 2016, 07:28:56 PM »
Hi MrSydney,
I met them at the recent NSW Gemkhana and they told me about their shop moving etc.
Regards, Paul

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