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Heading to Gemfest
« on: August 05, 2015, 04:48:40 PM »
I'm currently in Airlie Beach with my son's wedding out of the way. On Friday we head across to the gemfields to partake in Gemfest for three days. Just curious if anyone else is going to be there, would love to catch up for a cuppa (or otherwise).  Also looking to do some sort of 'tag along' tour as I know little of the area and wouldn't mind any recommendations.


By the way, I'm NOT missing the weather down south!
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Re: Heading to Gemfest
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2015, 08:25:47 PM »
Hey Bucket, I'll be at the Anakie Gemfest on Saturday mate - might catch up for that cuppa, although they have a pretty good bar area there as well beers

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Re: Heading to Gemfest
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2015, 10:39:07 PM »
Way jealous of you guys!!   beers Have fun and maybe post some pics? Cheers, Missy

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Re: Heading to Gemfest
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2015, 10:48:43 PM »

By the way, I'm NOT missing the weather down south!
brrr brrr brrr brrr brrr brrr it's bloody cold Bucket, snow at sea level. .  brrr brrr brrr brrr brrr brrr ;D
Enjoy the warmth up north,
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Re: Heading to Gemfest
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2015, 07:37:05 PM »
Arrive there tomorrow. Make sure the billy is boiling!

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Re: Heading to Gemfest
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2015, 07:15:22 PM »
Am at Sapphire and going to Gemfest tomorrow, actually I snuck down there this arvo and actually held the Tomohawk Tiger in my hand! Awesome stone! Going out on Sunday with a tag along.
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Re: Heading to Gemfest
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2015, 09:40:30 AM »
Well Gemfest is all packed up now for another year, we're staying on until tomorrow.  What a great show! Spent  most of Saturday there and yesterday went out to Glenalva and after shifting what felt like several ton of wash, came back to the park with about 6 stones, 2 of which may cut alright, and a very sore back and arms.
Just unwinding today and will start heading south again tomorrow.  Days are still in the high twenties and sunny, lovely!
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Re: Heading to Gemfest
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2015, 02:36:55 PM »
Well Gemfest is all packed up now for another year, we're staying on until tomorrow.  What a great show! Spent  most of Saturday there and yesterday went out to Glenalva and after shifting what felt like several ton of wash, came back to the park with about 6 stones, 2 of which may cut alright, and a very sore back and arms.
Just unwinding today and will start heading south again tomorrow.  Days are still in the high twenties and sunny, lovely!
Enjoy the rest of your trip Bucket, hopefully some of that warm weather follows you south :) Are you doing any fossicking on the way home?

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Re: Heading to Gemfest
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2015, 11:50:07 AM »
Planning on stopping at Inverell/Tingha for a couple of days and if Victoria has thawed out, maybe Powelltown area as I'm stopping in Melbourne for a couple of weeks before returning.
We've apparently also 'got to' stop at Mudgee for a few nights to sample the local wares....
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Re: Heading to Gemfest
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2015, 12:05:34 PM »
I was disappointed not to be able to visit Tingha sands last year as we went though the area on a w/end. We did visited the rhodonite near Bingara and found a few bits but it's pretty worked over and I couldn't find where a seam of anything good was running. Did best on the old dump pile.
Safe travels Bucket.
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Re: Heading to Gemfest
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2015, 08:03:26 PM »
Thanks for the info Andrew, we should be there mid week so here's hoping..
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