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Re: Citrine Quartz
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2015, 12:39:41 PM »
Hi Andrew.  :) The travelling time from Port Melbourne to Powelltown is approximately 1hr 35 min using the Tollways. If you don't wish to use the Tollway here's a link I found to help you plan your drive there. Just type in "starting" and "destination". http://www.visitvictoria.com/Information/Route-planner
Andrew, bare in mind that you'll have to be driving across town and so the traffic will be unpredictable.  ::)

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Re: Citrine Quartz
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2015, 05:39:38 PM »
I would be interested in that trip as well, coming from Bendigo so it would be a fair drive, probably camp overnight.

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Re: Citrine Quartz
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2015, 11:41:46 PM »
Hi Andrew.  :) The travelling time from Port Melbourne to Powelltown is approximately 1hr 35 min using the Tollways. If you don't wish to use the Tollway here's a link I found to help you plan your drive there. Just type in "starting" and "destination". http://www.visitvictoria.com/Information/Route-planner
Andrew, bare in mind that you'll have to be driving across town and so the traffic will be unpredictable.  ::)

Cheers
Mario  beers
Hi Mario,

We will be arriving in Melbourne early on the Saturday 20th June on our way to Harts Range, it's would be tempting to do a trip if it just happened to be that w/end you were all going fossicking but probably shouldn't and head west instead of east.

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Andrew

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Re: Citrine Quartz
« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2015, 06:46:52 AM »
Is there anywhere in NSW good for Citrine?

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Re: Citrine Quartz
« Reply #19 on: November 28, 2015, 07:45:14 AM »
Try Tingha and Torrington.
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Re: Citrine Quartz
« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2015, 10:04:20 AM »
Is there anywhere in NSW good for Citrine?

Try looking here 1st http://aussielapidaryforum.com/forum/index.php?board=15.0

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Re: Citrine Quartz
« Reply #21 on: November 29, 2015, 03:07:47 PM »
Thanks All - just getting back into fossicking after many years.  Used to do lots when I was growing up, now getting back into it with my kids!  It's great to have resources like this now!

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Re: Citrine Quartz
« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2015, 01:57:17 PM »
These bits came from the amethyst dig site at Lowmead. Nice vibrant orange but I've never yet found one that is of faceting grade.







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Re: Citrine Quartz
« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2015, 07:09:20 PM »
These bits came from the amethyst dig site at Lowmead. Nice vibrant orange but I've never yet found one that is of faceting grade.
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Geez, the colour on that thing! In spite of the cloudiness and inclusions you could probably still make a decent if small step cut stone out of it, though it would look a bit like a faceted piece of hard candy.

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Re: Citrine Quartz
« Reply #24 on: December 11, 2015, 02:02:27 PM »
These bits came from the amethyst dig site at Lowmead. Nice vibrant orange but I've never yet found one that is of faceting grade.
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Geez, the colour on that thing! In spite of the cloudiness and inclusions you could probably still make a decent if small step cut stone out of it, though it would look a bit like a faceted piece of hard candy.

In three hours time, I knock off for a month. If we get a few days that aren't too punishingly hot, I intend to go for a few digs there. One day I'm hopeful I will find a bit that colour that I can actually facet.

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Re: Citrine Quartz
« Reply #25 on: December 11, 2015, 02:45:00 PM »
These bits came from the amethyst dig site at Lowmead. Nice vibrant orange but I've never yet found one that is of faceting grade.
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Geez, the colour on that thing! In spite of the cloudiness and inclusions you could probably still make a decent if small step cut stone out of it, though it would look a bit like a faceted piece of hard candy.

In three hours time, I knock off for a month. If we get a few days that aren't too punishingly hot, I intend to go for a few digs there. One day I'm hopeful I will find a bit that colour that I can actually facet.
Awesome colour Lefty. Are you going to try and cut one or are they a bit cloudy? If you want to escape the heat Lefty, weathers pretty good down here  ;D

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Re: Citrine Quartz
« Reply #26 on: December 11, 2015, 06:44:59 PM »
I actually cabbed a piece Andrew, it's quite interesting looking. Vivid orange and badly fractured but fractured in such a way as to create a rainbow pearlesence  through the stone. Quite unusual. Sort of like an orange opal.


Living in airconditioning as much as possible right now :) :)

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Re: Citrine Quartz
« Reply #27 on: December 11, 2015, 07:28:59 PM »
count me in for an ALFers day out. Ive been itching to get away from work and have a dig for a while now :) Powelltown is my fav spot.

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