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Orange Pirate

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Re: Sunstone
« Reply #30 on: August 05, 2017, 10:15:24 PM »
Actually that person has two websites. http://rainbowlatticesunstone.com/


And on some points earthbound I agree. But he is extracting it (and I'm not talking about the sunstone).
Is he the same bloke who discovered it??

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Re: Sunstone
« Reply #31 on: August 06, 2017, 09:17:43 AM »
Strange....   Every piece of information I could find suggested he was one of the original 2 people that discovered it back in 1985. I'll leave the bickering and whinging to everyone else, I think that's the last time I'll bother posting, I'd rather be out collecting rocks.

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Re: Sunstone
« Reply #32 on: August 06, 2017, 09:45:25 AM »
a little expensive for my taste.

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Re: Sunstone
« Reply #33 on: August 06, 2017, 10:45:09 AM »

   beers My point Exactly....

  Gemster........ beers
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Re: Sunstone
« Reply #34 on: August 06, 2017, 09:33:22 PM »
I went looking for anything around the Kong Bore area. We walked up the creek towards the valley and followed the directions in the 1986 book. Couldn't see any sign of sunstone in the 3km round trip we had. We had other directions given to us by Sonny Mason's widow and she said it was not easy to locate. We knew we had the right creek as there was a black polypipe at the entrance. In the end we probably walked past the sunstone spot without realising it.

As far as the rainbow lattice sunstone location goes, it is not at Kong Bore. Darren's lease is further west, closer to Gemtree. I was shown the location and it is off the road leading into the garnet spots. This is the location found by Sonny Mason (and Darren was with him the day he found it) who pegged the original lease. Darren apparently tried to take over the lease once Sonny died and now he is claiming that it has gone through. When I spoke with Steve on Mount Riddock, he had not heard from the NT mines dept to confirm the lease is active. He personally doesn't want it and has objected as a land holder. That was a month ago.
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Re: Sunstone
« Reply #35 on: August 06, 2017, 10:43:22 PM »
I Thought the same MakkyBrown... I will Email my 'Contact' in the NT Mines and find out one way or another... Oh and I think you meant Widow...Sorry couldn't let that one go... :D

  Gemster...... beers
From Strike it looks like Darren's lease is where Darttrev said it is(near the garnet areas), it's small and I've not got a problem with it. Good luck to him, please ignore my other ill informed comments. I have removed some of my posts as they are clearly incorrect.
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Re: Sunstone
« Reply #36 on: August 06, 2017, 11:39:49 PM »
  Anyhow,
 It doesn't really matter, We can't go there... :)

  Gemster....... beers

 
« Last Edit: August 06, 2017, 11:41:35 PM by Gemster »
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Re: Sunstone
« Reply #37 on: August 08, 2017, 10:28:48 AM »
earthhound PM Sent...

  Gemster....... beers
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