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Chiastolites of the Olary district
« on: January 02, 2014, 11:49:52 PM »
Last year I located a new spot for big chiastolite crystals in the Olary district. I had been to the classic locality of Mount Howden and yes, there is still a lot of material lying around. The problem now is that Bimbowrie Station is a conservation park and fossicking is no longer permitted. Supplies of these crystals have effectively stopped now that the station is closed. What I want to know is whether or not there are still good samples from the Mount Howden locality in collections around Australia. How many ALFers have good pieces of chiastolite from the Olary district? Are they still as common in collections as they were at the height of lapidary popularity in the 1960's and 70's or have they been lost over time?

Trev
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