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Tell Us About Yourself / Re: Back after an extended leave break
« on: February 13, 2018, 02:30:29 PM »
Today is the first time I've logged in for three years so was happy to see I'm not the only one returning :)

Gemstone Faceting / Re: Octabril Design
« on: July 12, 2013, 09:39:06 PM »
PM sent, hopes its the right one you were after...

Sorry No Im not a member of any club at the moment, but I would Like to thank you, as you have just identified what some pieces of rock I bought recently are :D I just googled Gympieite and its a perfect match for what I bought, I've got some photos up somewhere on here but its nice to have a name for it as I have a box full of the stuff..
:) thanks again

Ask a "Silly" Question / Re: Slabbing for Cabbing
« on: May 08, 2013, 12:01:33 AM »
The patterns in that turned out really cool, how big is that?

Gem of the Month / Re: Black Spinel Guessing Competition
« on: May 03, 2013, 10:23:38 AM »
Still one of my favourite stones :) going in for a guess at the high end with 289.00
Good Luck Everyone

Ask a "Silly" Question / Re: Slabbing for Cabbing
« on: April 28, 2013, 01:11:59 PM »
Bit Left field, Im a bit of a slab collector and quite often I go for thin pieces as it saves weight on the shelf, whilst i do have some thicker slices Im usually on the lookout for bits less than 5mm, and when i can get my hands on any piece around 3mm I like to make flat faced cabs and every now and then I get a request for a set of buttons... As for general cabbing yeah I go for around the 6mm mark unless its a big stone then I go for 8mm+ one of my favourites is a piece of unakite that is approx 16mm at its thickest buts its a good 60x40mm. so for me the bigger the cab, the thicker the slice, So being your supply is pretty awesome, might be an idea to have various sizes. in the end you gotta go with your preference or in ebay terms, what sells.


Ask a "Silly" Question / Re: New ID
« on: April 24, 2013, 05:01:22 PM »
Strathpine for me so not quite thunderegg country :( but at least I've got a few areas I can get to easily enough, Im still finding a few nice pieces of rock out Redcliffe way :)

Ask a "Silly" Question / Re: New ID
« on: April 24, 2013, 11:31:01 AM »
Hi Sharyn,
A friend of mine used to live on the Beaudesert-Beenleigh Rd with the creeks running through it and his property was a "Gold Mine" for thunder eggs and quite a bit of jasper like material. He wasn't into rocks and all that but he let me go for a walk one day and i couldn't stop grinning :) Just before he sold up, he took some stuff to show the owners of Thunderbird park they offered to point him in the direction of the appropriate people for scouting out his property but not being super interested he just sold up. I wish I had the money to buy the property, such a nice area out that way.

But yeah, very nice rocks, looking forward to seeing more pic's

General Discussion / Re: what 4x4 do you drive
« on: April 16, 2013, 03:32:56 PM »
I've had my Isuzu Bighorn for about 7 years now and its been great, sure its ancient and has a funny sounding name, but I get 7L/100km on the highway and around 8.5 in town, space is awesome and its gone everywhere I've needed it to.  that being said I would still like to upgrade to something a little more modern. Still its just a fancy version of a Jackaroo so parts are everywhere and its cheap as...

Trip Talk / Re: Sapphire wash in QLD -
« on: March 27, 2013, 12:30:52 AM »
I bought a bag whilst down south last year and left it in the car for a couple days as it was fairly coming down with rain,  later i eventually got round to it and decide to have a bit of a play, got some in my sieve and out jumps a frog... Bit of a shock, but it did kind of reinforce my decision not to buy some bags for the trip home to Brissy.

Gemstone Discussions / Re: Double your chances guessing competition
« on: March 24, 2013, 03:56:33 PM »
Will take a crack at it with 10.11 :) Cheers

Gemstone Discussions / Re: Celebrate the new look forum competition!
« on: March 23, 2013, 09:45:00 PM »
Will come in with a late one of 19.27 :)

Gem of the Month / Re: Easter Guessing Competition
« on: March 11, 2013, 09:19:52 PM »
I'll jump in at 437 :)

Gem of the Month / Re: Rhodonite Guessing Competition
« on: February 01, 2013, 02:47:05 PM »
Going in high at 295 (i hope ) :)

Gem of the Month / Re: Rhodonite
« on: February 01, 2013, 11:07:00 AM »
Its hard not to love this stone, (even more so after seeing what Mick gets up to with it), being a brisbane bloke I dont get to fossick much locally but I did manage to get my hands on a nice little slab of this from one of the local club shows. After I had bought the item, I got to chatting with the seller only to discover that he had taken the original stone from and area I frequently go camping, At first I was excited but then it clicked in my head that the area was a state forest, which means no fossicking.... Bah... That being said, if they keep looking at changing the laws around fossicking in QLD I may just find myself going camping a little more often :) and the piece I bought and had a go at is still one of my favourite cabs that I have done so far even more so that it was one of my first. It has a good mix of black pink and red..


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