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Shows and Events / MINERAMA 8th - 11 March 2018
« on: August 10, 2017, 02:35:14 PM »
Hi Alfers,

Time to get things rolling for 2018. A few answers to questions would be a help to start the planning process. But first....

As most of the serious gem hunters realise, the chance of finding that big blue takes a lot of work and sweat. We get feedback each year about the trips with $25.00 not being value for money and a great disappointment. Please know that $10.00 goes to the property owner and believe me they are getting few are far between these days.

As you know we endeavour to source properties where people can't usually get access to. We have listened and have started now engaging with property owners, talking to a few of the older miners around town, finding out where the the mining didn't happen in the 1960's to 70's etc. A few places are starting to pop up but need more following up etc. Also remember we do go out to prospective sites to test etc and unless we find something worth charging you a trip fee we do not just put it up for the sake of filling a field trip. We prefer to have less trips in this case than more.

We are also looking to start a new campaign entitled "Fossicking is Fun" to attract a younger generation of mums and dads and their kids.

  • How far are you prepared to drive from Glen Innes to get to a fossicking spot 20km, 30k, 40k, 50k. I know you will say it depends on what we are expecting to get - so for each distance is it worth telling us. Maybe you just do it for the fun anyway. You may not want to travel 40kms for jelly beans or zircon etc. This year, fossickers travelled 50km to a site 5k past Emmaville for emeralds
  • Let us know if you have a particular stone or item you are looking for..and don't say 100 carat sapphire or diamond!!!! ::)
  • Are fossils and petrified wood something to build a trip around.
  • Are you prepared to get dirty and tired and dig or just try out wash in a creek.
  • I know some people like to go to disused mines and we have quite a few around here. Anyone interested in a trip if we can get the OK
  • Is there an area you have heard about near Glen and we can check it out?
  • How about something on the Oban River?
Anything else worthwhile to add?

....and I will continue to remain light hearted!!!!!

Peter Teschner


How to post Pictures & other FAQ / MINERAMA 2014 FIND
« on: September 17, 2014, 01:31:57 PM »
Planning for the 2015 Minerama Gem and Jewellery Show in Glen Innes is well advanced (13 - 15th March 2015. Look for new post for the particulars over the coming weeks.. However in the meantime one fossicker this year struck it lucky with the end result being a beautiful set piece of jewellery.

Quick Reminder Filed Trips will be Thur/Fri/Sat 12th - 14th Mar 2015.

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