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Good places to go fossicking around byron bay area?

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alf

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Far north coast fossicking sites
« on: April 23, 2012, 09:52:35 AM »
Hey everyone,
Im new to this site and was hoping to get abit of help/advice.
The other day a friend took me to a place out the back of byron bay, and we found some really nice bits of carnelian. After having this experience i would like to find some different sorts of crystals. Ive heard theres lots of thunder eggs, chalcedony, amethyst and smokey quartz etc around my area, and i was hoping someone could give some information of some nice fossicking places around byron bay area?
Thank you very much
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Re: Far north coast fossicking sites
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2012, 10:39:06 AM »
sorry not up that way maybie someone from QLD can help
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Re: Far north coast fossicking sites
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2012, 10:43:25 AM »
Good morning Alf,
There is a local lapidary club with good rooms and equipment next to the little Tyagarah airport just a few ks north of Byron Bay along the highway. 8 years have passed since I was a member but there is a good chance if you called in there you could get some useful local information.
yours tropically, Harry

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Re: Far north coast fossicking sites
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2012, 12:12:39 PM »
Here's a site that's been posted before ... not sure how long it would take to drive there but I assume within a few hours http://aussiesapphire.com.au/forum/index.php?topic=332.0

It's at a lookout so not an official fossicking area so specking rather than digging may be wise.
« Last Edit: April 23, 2012, 12:14:21 PM by Fullerton »

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Re: Far north coast fossicking sites
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2012, 02:06:05 PM »
Thanks for the info everyone. much appreciated

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Re: Far north coast fossicking sites
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2012, 05:30:42 PM »
Here's another old post about honey opal that's sort of in your area ...

http://aussiesapphire.com.au/forum/index.php?topic=385.0

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