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Where do you wish to go on Sunday 11th October

Billabong Blue - Cost involved
2 (11.1%)
Seven Oaks - Cost involved
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Copeton Dam - Diamonds
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Tinga Sands - Cost involved $10pp
5 (27.8%)
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Mithras

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October 2009 New England fossicking trip
« on: March 31, 2009, 09:04:07 AM »
OK guys.

6 months notice so many can plan accordingly.

Last year, Rust (Paul), FossickerACT (Ted), Geriatricgipsy (Patrick) and myself, Mithras (Michael) had a December trip to the Glen Innes area. You can read about our exploits in this months Gold, Gem and Tresure magazine.

Anyway, seeing as some unfortunate events stopped me from going to Minerama, I am eager to get back to the New England.  Its early days yet, but an idea of numbers and possible dates will help me organise a trip that will suit all that wish to attend, and maybe if I get enough interest, I will put the hard yards in and see what we can do with the likes of accomodation and property access.  October seems like a good month as it still cool, but not hot like November was last year.  It sort of fits in with my timetable.

If you are interested in maybe attending, please reply here or drop me a PM.  also contactable at mturcin@gmail.com.

Looking at 7 full days up there, with trips planned for Torrington topaz and emeralds, Staggy creek (diamonds and topaz), Tinga sands for quartz, Sapphires and the usual.

I just read this months GGT and am eager to have that much fun again.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2009, 09:45:44 AM by Mithras »
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Re: October 2009 New England fossicking trip
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2009, 09:17:49 AM »
Count me in if I'm back from June trip to Harts range, might bring mudpuddler or someone ;)
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Re: October 2009 New England fossicking trip
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2009, 01:16:19 PM »
Ted, its a must.  I hope to spend 1 or 2 days out a copeton looking for diamonds  8)

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Re: October 2009 New England fossicking trip
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2009, 04:03:25 PM »

 What date is the Emmaville Gem show on this year?? September
Always a good get together.
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Re: October 2009 New England fossicking trip
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2009, 05:15:54 PM »
Might need some Bundy in our coffee at night in September?
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Re: October 2009 New England fossicking trip
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2009, 05:52:12 PM »
Hi,
It does get cold but it was OK last year.  The mornings were quite "brisk" but the days were excellent for digging.  Certainly not as cold as "snow fossicking" at Oberon :D  I've seen pictures of one ALFer digging in the snow and several years back I actually broke ice on a dam to do some seiving .... I lasted about 30 seconds before I realised this was really quite insane  :o

I hope they can get a few more locations opened up for this year.  They have had some excellent places but access seems to be a bit of an issue these days.
Regards, Paul

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Re: October 2009 New England fossicking trip
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2009, 07:04:31 PM »
Hi Mithras,

Yep count me in. I like the idea of a mini Minerama. But more importantly I'd like to meet the others of the group (I already know Paul and have been out with him a few times). I'll email you with my details. Kind regards.

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Re: October 2009 New England fossicking trip
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2009, 12:52:00 AM »
 :'( :'(
You guys get all the fun.
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Re: October 2009 New England fossicking trip
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2009, 03:08:41 PM »
Count me in for October as well Mithras. :)

Paul, I have replaced my long shovel handle and am ready to dig.

Will hopefully have had plenty of practice by then.  ;D
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Re: October 2009 New England fossicking trip
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2009, 03:33:12 PM »
 :o

Lots of interest so far.  I like the name, Mini Minerama  beers

So far the numbers are

Mithras - Michael
FossickerACT - Ted
Jimnyjerry - Jerry
Swagdagman - Steve (maybe + 1)
Rust - Paul

That makes 6 so far. More then our last trip.

Maybe we can persuade Geriatricgipsy to come along as the official scribe. 

I have 2 more friends from the south coast who might be interested.

How we going with dates?  I think September may be just a bit too cold being too close to Winter, especially up in the high country.   October would be better or even the first week on November, as I have my final exams in late november.  Other then that, December is totally free.

Looks like I better start trying to get access to some areas.
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Re: October 2009 New England fossicking trip
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2009, 06:42:24 PM »
I am going to talk to Craig and see if we can sneek down and make sure your all behaving  ;)
Ron and I have an Appointment to do some Laps ;) ;D

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Re: October 2009 New England fossicking trip
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2009, 08:33:31 AM »
Hi,
  Just arrived back from Papua New Guinea last night - it's good to be home again! 

I was thinking of the last week in September for Inverell visit this year but could possibly flex it to October.  No.2 son is doing his HSC this year so won't be able to join me for our annual fossicking trip - some company wouldn't go astray.

The big question is work.  I get booked up around 3-4 months in advance sometimes, so early locking in of a date is pretty important for me.

Regards,
Shane

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Re: October 2009 New England fossicking trip
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2009, 02:50:14 PM »
Hi Mithras, good to see someone else has put a story in the GGT, l put one in the December issue about the Gems in the Willows.

Have been looking for an excuss to come down that way fossicking when you get dates etc l will see.

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Re: October 2009 New England fossicking trip
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2009, 07:17:26 AM »
 
Perhaps we could have a ALF get together,perhaps a counter meal at a Local or along those lines??
 I see NSW School Holidays are the 3/Oct to 18/Oct,we always try and get a Week at the Beach over Easter and Oct Hols but not sure how it effects others.
 The group would be welcolme to have a Dig on our place but I think the last few years of Minerama have the easiest gone from our Virgin spot,hey Hiring 7 Oaks Plant sounds interesting ??

Cheers Andrew 

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Re: October 2009 New England fossicking trip
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2009, 11:27:14 AM »
Hi Gussyy

Sorry but I didn't write up that article.  That was done my Patrick Obrien, another of the ALF's
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