collapse

Author Topic: NSW - Tingha Sands  (Read 8290 times)

Gemster

  • ALF'er VIP
  • *
  • Posts: 722
    • View Profile
Re: NSW - Tingha Sands
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2017, 06:45:14 PM »
You can still fossick at Tingha Sands.. :D  But NOT under or near the plant anymore :(  Plenty of piles to choose from....  ;D

   Gemster.... beers
I swing a 12-pound hammer,smash gibbers by the ton
I used to think it convict work,but now i think it's FUN

wallie

  • ALF'er Silver Member
  • *
  • Posts: 50
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: NSW - Tingha Sands
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2017, 10:35:07 AM »
Visited Tingha last week and found plenty of smoky quartz. The piles were all damp from recent rain and fairly easy to dig but if you waited for the bulldozer to create a new mound the stones were very easy to find and collect. $10 is well worth it I would have thought. Interesting to see some of the workers collecting stones from the drop zone and then pass them out to some of the fossickers...a nice touch.

starsapphire78

  • ALF'er Platinum
  • *
  • Posts: 333
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: NSW - Tingha Sands
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2017, 04:26:00 PM »
That was a nice touch

Chiron52

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 2
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: NSW - Tingha Sands
« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2017, 08:06:23 PM »
Well done Wallie. The "boss" and I are heading to Tingha in October and we hope to find a few smokies too.
Thanks for the post mate.
If the world didn't suck we'd all fall off.

Ranger Itchy

  • ALF'er Silver Member
  • *
  • Posts: 81
  • "A GOOD DAY IS WHEN YOU WAKE IN THE MORNING"
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: NSW - Tingha Sands
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2018, 05:33:51 AM »
Hi Guys,


Heading to Tingha in 4 days, does anybody know that Tingha sands is still allowing fossickers in?? and is it still $10 a day?? 


Cheers Ranger Itchy beers
A great man once said "NEVER APOLIGIZE IT'S A SIGN OF WEAKNESS"
I don't mind being weak occasionally!!!!

bak

  • ALF'er Bronze Member
  • *
  • Posts: 14
    • View Profile
Re: NSW - Tingha Sands
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2018, 09:37:38 AM »
I've read in a few places it was closed as of 30/4.  We are still planning on a couple of nights there next week but no idea where to go if the mine is closed.

Ranger Itchy

  • ALF'er Silver Member
  • *
  • Posts: 81
  • "A GOOD DAY IS WHEN YOU WAKE IN THE MORNING"
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: NSW - Tingha Sands
« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2018, 07:16:39 AM »
Can you tell me where you read about Tingha Sands closing??


I am due to leave Melbourne tonight to drive to Tingha but it may be pointless or wasted trip if Tingha Sands is already closed or not allowing fossickers in anymore!!


Cheers Ranger Itchy beers
A great man once said "NEVER APOLIGIZE IT'S A SIGN OF WEAKNESS"
I don't mind being weak occasionally!!!!

Aussie Sapphire

  • Administrator
  • ALF'er VIP
  • *****
  • Posts: 3279
    • View Profile
    • Aussie Sapphire
    • Email
Re: NSW - Tingha Sands
« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2018, 07:33:43 AM »
Can you tell me where you read about Tingha Sands closing??

I am due to leave Melbourne tonight to drive to Tingha but it may be pointless or wasted trip if Tingha Sands is already closed or not allowing fossickers in anymore!!

I heard it from a customer.  I heard from that bloke that his wife/kids do not want to allow fossickers anymore - he had visited about a month ago in their last week of operation.  But heard from someone else since that there is a complication with permission to mine sand (possible native title issue) and this was reason - they were hoping to get it sorted but had not happened yet.  I think you may be able to get access to fossick but as they are not mining, there are no big sand heaps to go through.

Cannot really vouch for any of this - was just what I heard.  Best to call them directly and ask or contact visitor information centre in Inverell.

cheers
Leah
Aussie Sapphire - The Lapidary Warehouse

bak

  • ALF'er Bronze Member
  • *
  • Posts: 14
    • View Profile
Re: NSW - Tingha Sands
« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2018, 11:13:11 AM »
I sent a message to the Inverell info centre last night.  sent at 10pm and got a reply about 10mins later :-) they said the mine is not operating but you can still fossick at the site.  They also said there are sites at Stannifer for fossicking for crystals. 

Brett


Can you tell me where you read about Tingha Sands closing??


I am due to leave Melbourne tonight to drive to Tingha but it may be pointless or wasted trip if Tingha Sands is already closed or not allowing fossickers in anymore!!


Cheers Ranger Itchy beers

colza

  • ALF'er Gold Member
  • *
  • Posts: 159
  • My fossicking mate
    • View Profile
Re: NSW - Tingha Sands
« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2018, 04:52:43 PM »
Well that's good news.
Cheers,
colza
I dig it.

fossicker

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 2
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: NSW - Tingha Sands
« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2019, 01:34:09 PM »
Tinga sands is closed for fossicking, checked it out personally on the weekend. Regards all

Tags:
 

* Sponsor

HTML Online Editor Sample

ALF is hosted by Aussie Sapphire as a free service to the Lapidary community.

Visit our website here
Phone 1800 50 21 40
Or find us on Facebook

Recent Activities

tumbling sapphire by Getsunot
[March 19, 2019, 07:36:43 PM]


Nonosital angles. by Getsunot
[March 19, 2019, 07:36:24 PM]


Joke of the Day by pc bowe
[March 19, 2019, 07:32:34 PM]


WA Chrysoprase by shaman57
[March 18, 2019, 08:08:20 PM]


wa mookaite bundle by shaman57
[March 18, 2019, 08:05:22 PM]


mixed rough rock(off cuts small lumps) great for cabs or tumbling by shaman57
[March 18, 2019, 08:01:33 PM]


Minerama 2019 by Terrhon
[March 17, 2019, 09:34:07 PM]


vibrating plate polishing material by Bucket
[March 17, 2019, 03:16:09 PM]


Hi All by MakkyBrown
[March 15, 2019, 09:03:17 PM]


GEMORAMA by Gemster
[March 15, 2019, 08:21:59 PM]


Fossils of Central Victoria by Rusted
[March 15, 2019, 02:59:20 PM]


NSW - Tingha Sands by fossicker
[March 12, 2019, 01:34:09 PM]

* Calendar

March 2019
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 [20] 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31

  • - Holidays -
  • holiday Equinox
Sorry! There are no calendar events available at the moment.

* Who's Online

  • Dot Guests: 51
  • Dot Hidden: 0
  • Dot Users: 0

There aren't any users online.

* Find us on Facebook

* Forum Stats

  • stats Total Members: 3914
  • stats Total Posts: 54369
  • stats Total Topics: 5792
  • stats Total Categories: 6
  • stats Total Boards: 27
  • stats Most Online: 160