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What do you like doing best? eg tumbling

fossicking
faceting
tumbling
collecting
other(specify in reply)

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mehoose

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Re: What do you like doing best?
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2009, 10:18:28 PM »
So did it have the same meaning or have we altered it?
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Barrett

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Re: What do you like doing best?
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2009, 10:03:16 AM »
I like it and plan on using it around here..rockhounding just doesn't sound that good..never liked it..fossiking just sounds cool

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Re: What do you like doing best?
« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2009, 11:54:19 PM »
Really enjoying this forum since finding it a couple weeks ago, thanks to all. I too, like the term "fossicking", new to me in the U.S., rockhounding sounds too much like a dog behind a bush. Your term to me is inclusive of one of our interests while out in the brush, hunting fossils. No vertibrates, but a nice selection of plant material. I've noticed some negative comment about tumbling; once learned, we feel it isn't so much the process, but what is done with the finished product. Hopefully I'm not wasting your time by offering a couple ideas that we [wife and I] enjoy. While our tumblers are running, we asemble indoor fountains in 16" plastic tubs, rivers ,mountain lakes, seashores, whatever the imagination comes up with. We also make nice candle lamps by putting a tall narrow glass vase [with candle inside] into a larger clear vase, and filling the space between with tumbled agates that are fairly translucent rather than opaque, nice light. This works especially well with sunstones [moonstones, feldspar] found near Plush, Oregon. The semi-automatic tumbling process also allows time for working freeform cabs and the ends of pet. wood limbs we find; and lawn mowing.

mehoose

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Re: What do you like doing best?
« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2009, 10:34:17 AM »
Hi Llarson and welcome to ALF.
Sorry if some of us came across negative to tumbling. Everyone enjoys their own thing. Personally where I am with my work, I don't have a use for it at the mo. Calx loves the stuff. They can look stunning.
You can set up your own photo album if you'd like to put up a pic or 2. If you don't want the masses looking, just members, you can make that choice.
Must go. Great to hear from you. :D
Merryn.
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Re: What do you like doing best?
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2009, 11:18:44 PM »
Wow there's a lot of rock hounds out there! I'd love to go fossicking, haven't yet had the opportunity! Should do though, I would love to Lune River in Tassie and scope out some of their manfern.

Does anyone know of some good places to find moss agate / moss opal in Australia? It's beautiful!

My favourite is cabbing, I love creating unique shapes from a seemingly bland slab. Awesomeness  ;D

Cheers,
Bess

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Re: What do you like doing best?
« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2009, 05:14:29 PM »
Check out these pics of veins of moss agate in WA, Bess. Dunno if they are still there though  :-[   (scroll to the bottom of this document -->) http://www.pir.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/11188/rb1976_022.pdf

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Re: What do you like doing best?
« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2009, 12:56:51 AM »
EY!!
Well silverspear, come up with more goodies on moss agate and and you'll make one macbesz super chummy. ;) ;D
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Re: What do you like doing best?
« Reply #22 on: August 02, 2009, 09:37:09 PM »
all I did was google DENDRITES....hehe  beers

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Re: What do you like doing best?
« Reply #23 on: August 02, 2009, 09:53:42 PM »
Boorara Fossicking Area near Kalgoorlie is meant to have some Bess.
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Re: What do you like doing best?
« Reply #24 on: August 03, 2009, 04:01:50 AM »
Also Bess, when your finished at Boorara, swing a sharp right and travel up towards the highway where the WA and NT border meets, in the Kimberleys.  ::)  or put more simply...you`ve left kunnunurra, and travelling west to Timber Creek/Katherine...ok..when you arrive at the NT border , keep going maybe 5/10 K, and keep a SHARP look out for a road/track on your right hand side...Rosewood Station road/track is what you are looking for...follow it down a bit...get out of your vehicle...look on the sides off the road...usually graded after each wet season....i knew the cook at Rosewood Station...Happy to Share Info ;D

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Re: What do you like doing best?
« Reply #25 on: August 03, 2009, 04:23:38 AM »
oops...whats the bet that their will be an article sometime in the future maybe in a leading aussie gem/gold magazine..lol... beers.. :P

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