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Location of the Month / Grump's Gully Tomahawk Creek
« on: August 06, 2018, 08:37:42 AM »
A new spot at the fossicking area of Tomahawk Ck , Qld
Co ord's  S: 23*20'40.1"  E 147*28'42.6"
Cross the entrance grid , then turn right onto the "flat" where a lot of fossickers camp .
Veer right & follow the main track . This is the Feather Bed . Follow the track
[size=78%]to extensive diggings , veer left , cross the dry creek , then continue straight and another dry creek and more diggings appear on your left . keep those diggings on your left , go to the end , veer right and take the first ,only , turn off to the left . this winds though the prickly scrub and bush to the fence line . Go another 50m and that's as close as you'll get by vehicle track .[/size]
[/size][size=78%]The rest of the way is walk or Bush bash .[/size]
[/size][size=78%]4x4 only . Tracks are Rocky and washed out in places so beware .[/size]
[/size]Grumpy's Gully is virtually untouched and good Stone awaits the intrepid[size=78%]

Gemstone Faceting / MDR faceter parts
« on: August 06, 2011, 10:56:07 AM »
      Hi all
             To any folks out there trying to find parts for your MDR faceters, your search is over...
             I bought one many months ago, and after trials & tribulations, have now had it identified / year
 model, etc. the owners manuals are available, as well as parts catalogues, and best of all,,,PARTS....
             The gentleman to email is Everett Aplet at '' ''. A very helpfull bloke
 that supplies a good quality part for a well made machine.
             Oh yeah, if you have'nt got the owners manual, you'll never set the machine up properly.
             Good faceting           Iain

Fossicking Locations / swamp oak for sapphires
« on: March 24, 2011, 03:59:52 PM »
     Gidday fello fossickers
                                  i am now back in Darwin, after extensive travels through QLD & NSW
 fossicking & noodling all over..
                                  there were many great places and beaut people, but i must mention
 FRAZER ck Sapphires,,( swamp ck )
                                  it is a stones throw from Inverell, the hosts are marvelous people,
 the camping ground is superb,, and if you cannot find a few pretties there, well perhaps it's
 time to take up fishing.  it does cost to stay there, but money well spent, in my view.
                       cheers to all                    Iain       beers

Fossicking Locations / LOCATION,LOCATION
« on: January 29, 2011, 09:41:55 AM »
  Hi to all fossickers
                          To anyone travelling through the New England area, don't miss out on John's fossicking adventures, that depart from the Glenn Innes Baptist
church every wednesday, at 9.00am.
                          Of course i am unable to disclose the fossicking sites as they are on private land. But if you seek a bit of colour ( maybe for the first time ), and
wish to dig in lovely surrounds, give it a go.
                          Yours truly has been out numerous times, and it is always a rewarding day.
                          Cheers to you all                   Iain

« on: January 17, 2011, 04:16:22 PM »
    1 X 8'' BRONZE LAP
    1 X 6'' BRONZE LAP
    1 X 8'' LEAD LAP
 WEE KIDDIES              MAKE AN OFFER       IAIN    ::)

Ask a "Silly" Question / M.D.R faceter coooeee
« on: January 16, 2011, 12:42:42 PM »
               Giddat all
                            I recently bought a MDR faceter, and while the
unit is tight & sturdy, i require information.
                            If there are any people out there familiar with
these units. I would like to hear from you
                             thanks        Iain
               Thanks to all that have helped. And for anyone in the same boat as me.. you need to contact:- EVERETT APLET at  . He has manuals and some parts available
                cheers           iain


Tell Us About Yourself / GIDDAY ALL
« on: January 16, 2011, 12:07:57 PM »
                   Gidday all.
                                I'm on holiday in Armidale, down from
Dundee Beach NT about 2hrs out of Darwin(good fishin)
                                been a rockhound forever and spent 3 months getting from NT to NSW'
                                 went noodling (and got rained in) around Opalton. Fossicked & dug in the QLD gem fields, and found my
first saphire at Tomahawk ck,( love that name ). Did a bit of gold
detecting around Clermont, & dug some labordorite at Springsure
                                   As a mug i had no idea what the New England area held, my eyes are now open,well half anyway.
                                   Any mugs out there like me, take the
trip out of Gleninnes with John(its in all the brochures)on wednesdays
you'll learn heaps, and get wet...
                                   Just bought an old MDR faceting machine
to play with, old but everythings tight and true. Cut my first stone
the other day, practice makes perfect they say, yep they're right.
                                   well, thats about me done, if you see
a blue suzuki, with NT plates somewhere,toot or stop & say gidday

         cheers all        Iain          beers

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