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General Discussion / Re: Fossicking tips for Cairns/Trinity Beach area.
« on: September 23, 2016, 10:48:00 AM »
Thanks everyone, very helpful. If there are any creeks nearby I will check them out. Went to Alligator Creek when I was in Townsville in May and picked up two rocks (Mum was waiting in the car so I had like 5 mins lol) and one turned out to be a poppy jasper, the other petrified palm. Yes, Mother is coming with me again so any fossicking time will be very limited as she is at the other end of the spectrum when it comes to rock kicking. If I find anything of interest I will let you know. :)

General Discussion / Fossicking tips for Cairns/Trinity Beach area.
« on: September 21, 2016, 12:25:07 AM »
Hi Folks, I'm heading to Trinity Beach just north of Cairns in a few weeks. Just wondering if anyone knows some fossicking locations nearby that are worth a try. Ideally not more than half hour drive. Also if you know of any worthwhile sightseeing that isn't suggested on visitor info sites. Thanks in advance :)

General Discussion / Re: Dapto thread?
« on: September 09, 2016, 01:02:23 AM »
Thanks Findem, you saved me a two hour drive on a whim lol. I will definitely check out the info you provided. Looking at the weather forecast I might just stick to Tuena, been getting some nice jasper up there. :)

General Discussion / Re: Dapto thread?
« on: September 07, 2016, 07:36:42 PM »
Thanks Gemster, at least I'm not losing my marbles here. Yes I tried all kinds of combinations, including Princes Highway, Wollongong, Dapto etc. From memory the bloke was digging up crystals at the side of the Princes Hwy near Dapto, I was hoping to get a better, perhaps more precise location. Might have to get the 4wd out and head up to Tuena instead lol

General Discussion / Dapto thread?
« on: September 06, 2016, 08:00:27 PM »
Hi folks, could be a figment of my imagination (which is still riding the Monday roundabout) but I thought there was recently a thread regarding Dapto and the Princes Highway on here? Have searched the forums but couldn't find anything. Things are a little wet around home so I thought I might venture toward the coast to do some rock kicking.

Jewellery Talk / Re: Sticky situation - removing a bell cap
« on: June 27, 2016, 07:16:24 PM »
Thanks guys, will give it a go :)

Jewellery Talk / Sticky situation - removing a bell cap
« on: June 26, 2016, 04:46:55 AM »
Hi folks, I have made a few pendants in the past and use epoxy glue to secure the bell cap. I need to remove one as it must have slipped off centre whilst drying. What do most people use to dissolve the glue?

I use my dremel a lot when I'm not at lapidary club. I found some very good water based cutting fluid at Bunnings, it works really well and lasts for ages. The other thing I came up with when wanting to polish with wet and dry paper was to cut a circle out of an icecream container lid, approx. 4cm across and then use double sided tape to adhere the paper. I made one for each grit grade and when they wear I just replace them. They have a slight flex depending on pressure but you might find that useful depending on the shape of your piece. ANyway it's been a god send for me and not doing it by hand lol. I also buy a box of 50 piece diamond burr tools from a good seller on eBay called Great tools, in Hong Kong. He sends them very quickly and at a good price. Cheers.

Location of the Month / Re: NSW - Grabben Gullen
« on: June 01, 2016, 09:30:31 AM »
Hi Mungoman, did you get my message? Haven't heard back from you. Cheers Mel

Tell Us About Yourself / Re: hi from Townsville
« on: May 25, 2016, 04:06:52 AM »
I was up there last week Jamo, lovely place. I went to Alligator Creek as my daughter was telling me how pretty it was and she was right. If you have time certainly go for a look. I didn't have much time as mum was unwell and stayed in the car but on my way along the bank I grabbed two rocks and one of them just turned out to be poppy jasper. Now I wish I had picked up more lol. Have a great time and find plenty! :)

Location of the Month / Re: NSW - Grabben Gullen
« on: May 24, 2016, 05:53:11 PM »
Hi Mungoman. I will send an inbox message,  this thread is getting wsy too long lol.

Location of the Month / Re: NSW - Grabben Gullen
« on: May 21, 2016, 10:36:10 AM »
Hi Mungoman, sorry I missed your last post. Have been quite ill and then went to Townsville till the 20th so I wouldn't have been able to meet up yesterday. Did you go out for a look?

Trip Talk / Townsville fossicking tips please.
« on: May 10, 2016, 03:46:32 AM »
Hey folks, I'm headed up to Townsville on Saturday for five days to see my daughter who is at Uni up there and also take my mum for a little break before she has a breast removed. I was hoping there might be some places close to town where I can have a scratch around. I am not taking any real gear just pretty much picking up off the ground. If there are any locals who can give me some tips for locations within say 30 mins, it would be appreciated. Thanks M :)

Location of the Month / Re: NSW - Bellata
« on: May 09, 2016, 02:38:25 AM »
Mr Sydney, I have seen some nice agate and petrified wood, I do recall them telling me about other rocks but will have to ask them again what they were as I can't remember specifics sorry.

Location of the Month / Re: NSW - Bellata
« on: May 07, 2016, 03:28:47 AM »
Friends at my Gem Club have a son who lives up there, they bring back some lovely stuff. Definitely somewhere I would love to explore :).

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