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Ask a "Silly" Question / Doublets
« on: July 14, 2017, 04:40:27 PM »
   I've probably asked this question before, but does anybody know where I can purchase to glass domes for making opal Doublets.

Ask a "Silly" Question / Rose Quartz
« on: July 06, 2017, 03:17:52 PM »
   Has anybody heard of a Rose Quartz deposit in the Narrandera/Grong Grong area of NSW.

General Discussion / torquiose on south coast
« on: February 12, 2017, 10:22:18 AM »
Someone one this site was asking me where to find gemstones on the south coast around Boddala was it Jimmy jerry?  Have had a seniors moment

Ask a "Silly" Question / Diamond Drill Bits
« on: August 15, 2016, 10:32:18 AM »
Hi folks I am looking for some Diamond Core Drill bits to replace my worn out ones,  I have purchased some form Hong Kong but they're crap, wouldn't slice through butter.  What I'm after are core drills between 2cm and 3.5cm, can anybody assist with a dealer that supplies good quality bits,

Ask a "Silly" Question / Price of cut Stones
« on: July 13, 2015, 03:08:38 PM »
Hi I have been offered quiet a lot of cut stones by and elderly lady down my way, most of them I can put a price on, but she has a couple of nice cut Topaz and a large smokey quartz cut stone,  can anybody tell me where I could find the price of these stones, per carat on the net or does someone know.  Help most appreciated.

Show us your latest finished product / First attempt at filigree work
« on: July 04, 2015, 11:52:49 AM »
Have a daughter getting married in October and decided to make her something special to wear on her wedding day, bought a nice piece of Turquoise at the last Canberra Gem Show, cab it and set it in the necklace, is nearly completed a bit more soldering and final setting of stone, but I think i did okay.

Show off your Gems / Epidote in Basalt form Six mile creek
« on: June 30, 2015, 02:14:03 PM »
On recent trip to Six Mile Creek, found some large pieces of basalt with Epidote inclusions, these are some of my recent slices.

Show off your Gems / Some more Epidote
« on: June 15, 2015, 08:56:06 PM »
Some more of the Epidote.

Show off your Gems / Epidote in Basalt
« on: June 15, 2015, 08:52:52 PM »
Long weekend found some Epidote in a basalt flow at Six Mile Creek, virtual fellow over it on side of Road, was intending on being there for a couple of hours but found enough in half an hour to keep me busy.

Ask a "Silly" Question / Peridot
« on: April 22, 2015, 07:49:41 PM »
Just a silly question, I've just spent the last two days breaking open the last of my peridot bombs from Mt Shadwell, in one of the bombs amongst the peridot, I found to very clear crystals.  Could anybody suggest what they might be.

Ask a "Silly" Question / Media Posting
« on: March 17, 2015, 07:57:11 PM »
Hi, I have been trying to down load some photos of my lastest finds to the forum, but I have no Media button on my menu list at the top of the home page.  Thus am unable to show pictures, is there a problem with downloading pictures.

Trip Talk / Tumbarumba/Gundagai
« on: March 16, 2015, 06:50:26 PM »
Headed over to Tumbarumba this weekend with my mate Rod, did some sieving at Tooma and Paddy's River and found one lonely piece of Topaz and some interesting pieces of carnelian in Paddy's River.  Had a look around Tumba Creek but didn't find anything only a couple of quartz crystals.  Headed over to Gubbaralong near the junction of the Tumut and Murrumbidge Rivers and had a look at some stuff I think is Serpentine, we then went to Gundagai and went to the old goldfield on Mt Ponasess, Rod had a go at testing his Extera out but only found Bottle Tops and Aluminium Cans, mean while I had a look around the area and found a good collection of Devil Dice.

Trip Talk / Trip to Tumbarumba
« on: March 02, 2015, 11:22:13 AM »
Off to Tumbarumba next weekend 6th to 7th March, anybody of locations in the area that fossicking is allowed.  Have done a bit in Paddy's River and Tooma, but have been told the Tumbarumba Creek is good, but most is on private property.  Any suggestions.

General Discussion / Trip to Tumbarumba
« on: February 17, 2015, 07:41:27 PM »
Hi all, myself and a couple of fellow rockhounds from down my way are heading up to Tumbarumba  on about the 7 March, I was wondering if anybody has some local knowledge about Tumbarumba, I have been to Tumbarumba once before and did some sieving in Paddy's River, finding a couple of party sapphires.   I information would be great.

General Discussion / Words of a Teenager
« on: February 17, 2015, 05:56:25 PM »
Found this article on another site and thought it was appropriate for the youth of today.

Words for Teenagers
Northland College principal John
Tapene has offered the following
Words from a judge who regularly
Deals with youth.  “Always we hear
The cry from teenagers, “what can
We do, where can we go”
My answer is this: Go home,
Mow the lawn, wash the windows,
Learn to cook, build a raft, get a job, visit the sick, study your lessons and after you’ve finished, read a book.  Your town does not owe you recreational facilities and your parents do not owe you run.

“The world does not owe you a living, you owe the world something.
 You owe it your time, energy and talent so that no one will be at war, in sickness and lonely again.  In other words grow up, stop being a cry baby, get your of your dream world and develop a back bone not a wishbone. Start behaving like a responsible person.  You are important and you are needed.  It’s too late to sit around and wait for somebody to do something someday.  Someday is now and that somebody is you”

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