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Ask a "Silly" Question / Re: wash
« on: May 25, 2015, 05:16:18 PM »
Thank you highcountryman, that picture was very very ... very helpful :)

And thanks Jamo, i'll send him a message now :)

Ask a "Silly" Question / Re: wash
« on: May 24, 2015, 03:30:12 PM »
Wow thank you Findem, I'll have to have a look when I get home, I really enjoy watching videos from other Fossickers :)

Ask a "Silly" Question / Re: wash
« on: May 24, 2015, 03:29:14 PM »
I'm thinking of joining the Illawarra Lapidary Club, so I can be 100% sure, and to learn more.

Its more for a guide, so I know if I am on the right track or not.

Where would be the best place to post the pictures?

Ask a "Silly" Question / Re: wash
« on: May 24, 2015, 03:16:00 PM »
They all look so pretty, I am very sure that nothing I have found so far is anything of gem quality. But I would still be interested in finding out what it is.

Is there an identification help section on this forum?

Ask a "Silly" Question / Re: wash
« on: May 24, 2015, 02:56:36 PM »
Thank you :)

So my next question I guess would be that because all three of the rocks look so similar, Sapphire, Spinel and Zircon, how does one tell the difference?

I'm guessing the answer will be experience...

Ask a "Silly" Question / Re: wash
« on: May 24, 2015, 02:50:14 PM »
Oh awesome! that is very helpful, and makes a lot of sense, I do know the gravel like layer you are referring too, I just had no idea that it was the 'wash' and to look there.

You are correct by the way, I was confused, I meant Black Spinel and have no idea where I got Zircon from.

Now I think I will have more luck when looking. I've been looking in the wrong places, I have always been looking above or below the 'wash' for some reason.

Ask a "Silly" Question / Re: wash
« on: May 24, 2015, 02:30:30 PM »
Okay, well that helps a lot, but how will I know it's the 'wash'? how do I find it?

Ask a "Silly" Question / wash
« on: May 24, 2015, 02:16:34 PM »
Hi there,

I've had a lot of people tell me to look in the 'wash' when looking for Sapphires, usually I just smile and nod so I don't look like an idiot, which still leaves me confused and hence why I am still as yet to find any.

Could someone please describe to me what is this 'wash' people keep telling me about? they always tell me to look for the Zircons, which other than being black, I have no idea how to identify.

Sorry, I know this is a terrible question.



I'm new to the forum and kind of new to fossicking.

Recently a Geologist friend of mine told me that there were sapphires at Carrington Falls, Jamberoo Mountain.

I was bored one morning so my mum and I went to check it out, armed with random makeshift tools we spent hours trying to find sapphires, we came home with so many rocks, some of which I think may be the real deal.

The thing is though, now I'm hanging to go out and do it again and soon.

I was hoping that you guys may be able to suggest some good places around Wollongong and the South Coast where I may be able to find some pretty rocks.

<3 K

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