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Jamo

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Fossicking near Newcastle
« on: September 25, 2015, 04:16:42 PM »
I'll be up at Newcastle over the coming week. Is anyone away of fossicking locations within a couple of hours of Newcastle? Thanks
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Re: Fossicking near Newcastle
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2015, 09:37:48 AM »
Jerrys Plains...Hunter River . There is a bridge approx. 10kms Denman side of Jerrys Plains where you can find petrified wood and chalcedony.Just walk around the river banks wherever there is football sized goolies.

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Re: Fossicking near Newcastle
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2015, 09:41:13 PM »
Thanks Richo, Just back and thought I'd show some pics. I actually fossicked here 40 yrs ago when I was a teen. Thought it might have been fossicked out. Fortunately I was wrong. Still some good stuff to be found.








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Re: Fossicking near Newcastle
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2015, 09:44:25 PM »
Very nice Jamo  beers beers
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Re: Fossicking near Newcastle
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2015, 09:56:45 PM »
That's a nice 10 cent coin

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Re: Fossicking near Newcastle
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2015, 09:57:25 PM »
....petrified wood's not bad either. Great find.

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Re: Fossicking near Newcastle
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2015, 10:06:51 PM »
What a great mix!  I used to live over that way many years ago... just might have to go back one day.

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Re: Fossicking near Newcastle
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2015, 08:11:59 AM »
Some nice finds there Jamo . I too have fossicked there for better than 40 years . Whenever a flood or large fresh comes down the river it all gets stirred up again so I doubt it will be fossicked out for some time . Anywhere along the river above Belford where there are football sized rocks will also produce similar results .

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Re: Fossicking near Newcastle
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2015, 02:00:38 PM »
Our club used to go and camp on a dairy farm at Jerry's Plains. They used to get great petrified and agatized wood until the farm was sold to a race horse group. access to the river gravels was closed.  Will have to check out the spot you went to sometime Jamo.  :)
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Re: Fossicking near Newcastle
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2015, 06:19:22 PM »
Like those bits of jasper Jamo.  :)

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Re: Fossicking near Newcastle
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2015, 10:12:04 AM »
That's a nice 10 cent coin
Yes, it is nice. I am beginning to get a collection of them!  :P
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Re: Fossicking near Newcastle
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2015, 07:10:26 AM »
Hi Jamo,


I'm out Maitland way myself.


Nice finds - they look great. The round one is pretty & shiny!
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Re: Fossicking near Newcastle
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2016, 06:00:46 PM »
 Nice finds Jamo

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Re: Fossicking near Newcastle
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2020, 06:30:03 PM »
Hello,

I live near Maitland and just went to Jerry's plains today.
Had a look under the bridge but didn't find anything.
I am new to searching for petrified wood.
Are there any areas near Maitland that have petrified wood?

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