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Fossicking Locations / Re: Places to find radioactive rocks?
« Last post by Lord_Thunda on July 16, 2018, 10:04:50 PM »
So glad you had a great time Rej! It was a pleasure meeting you all & taking you to Gadens. Seeing the happiness when you found that Torbernite was priceless. [size=0px] [/size]
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Fossicking Locations / Fossicking from Coffs to Byron
« Last post by MissyP on July 16, 2018, 08:17:26 PM »
Hi ALFers hubby and I are going to hook up the van on Friday and head up the NSW North coast from Newcastle. I'd be grateful for any fossicking info between Coffs and Byron. Any type of rocks, I'm not fussy haha.
Cheers,
Melissa
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Ask a "Silly" Question / Re: Removing mud from chrysophrase
« Last post by colza on July 16, 2018, 04:55:36 PM »
That sounds the go tinker. They sound good size pieces to do a variety of stuff.
Cheers,
colza
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Ask a "Silly" Question / Re: Removing mud from chrysophrase
« Last post by tinker on July 16, 2018, 04:00:11 PM »
Okay fella's thanks for the info, its fairly soft the iron stone, so I think i might use a dremel to get some of the iron stone out, the pieces are about six inchs long and are about 10mm thick. beers
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Fossicking Locations / Re: Fossicking around Cloncurry
« Last post by Gunyapuk on July 16, 2018, 08:03:16 AM »
Hi. We are just outside Cloncurry, and heading to the visitor centre for our first stop this morning. We are probably only spending the day, perhaps two if Im lucky! We camped at Zig Zig overnight, but hadnt organised permission to go on the property so didnt get to the fossicking area..nice spot though!
Thanks for responding!
Anne / Gunyapuk
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Fossicking Locations / Re: Fossicking around Cloncurry
« Last post by Fullerton on July 15, 2018, 10:19:37 PM »
When do you expect to be in the Cloncurry area Gunyapuk?
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Fossicking Locations / Re: Fossicking around Cloncurry
« Last post by Gunyapuk on July 15, 2018, 08:41:01 AM »
Hi. Thanks, this info looks really useful. I am heading to Cloncurry from Karumba and really hoping to  find some amerhyst and perhaps garnets with my family. We are pretty amateur at this, and with boys with relatively short attention spans which sites you think you would shortlist. We rhink we will be heading west to Mt Isa afterwards. Also I saw a post somewhere about a site near Cloncurry that had malachite and chrysocolla. Does anyone know where that might be? Or alternatively if there are any tagalong tours/services that might be available in Cloncurry?
Many thanks!
Anne
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Fossicking Locations / Re: Places to find radioactive rocks?
« Last post by Gem Ranger on July 14, 2018, 04:04:39 PM »
Thanks heaps Rej, that's been a nagging question for me for ages. I appreciate finally having that one answered  :D
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Ask a "Silly" Question / Re: Removing mud from chrysophrase
« Last post by southerly on July 14, 2018, 02:02:27 PM »
The harder iron stone is possibly silicated and could be difficult to remove. Like colza if the ironstone is hard enough to take a good polish I would leave it there, if it is friable then a bit of careful chiseling could remove it.
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Ask a "Silly" Question / Re: Removing mud from chrysophrase
« Last post by colza on July 13, 2018, 04:40:43 PM »
Hi tinker, it probably depends on the width and location of the veins and what you intend for the chrysophrase but what about some cutting? I've cabbed and polished some with its country rock and it has come up well for a pendant or a ring etc.,
Cheers,
colza
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