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Jamo

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Re: Fossicking near Newcastle
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2020, 05:12:21 PM »
Aussie Boy
You can access the Hunter River at Jerrys Plains where the main road crosses the river. With a keen eye you may get some pieces of petrified wood or jasper. Alternatively you could try to get permission to access the river from a local farmer
Baaa humbug, not enough fossicking time!

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Re: Fossicking near Newcastle
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2020, 10:18:34 PM »
Trouble with Jerrys Plains is too many horse breeding studs now.  Cannot get access across properties to get to river. 
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.

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Re: Fossicking near Newcastle
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2020, 02:24:27 PM »
Hi Aussie Boy,

You can find some interesting Jasper on the beaches around there.  Caves Beach is pretty good but not where you swim - you have to head North right up to the next headlands you can see to find a fair bit.

A  bit further but there is also some interesting stuff in the Barrington Tops - small sapphire etc but you'll need to google it and do your research.  Strongly recommend checking out your local lapidary club as they'll have info but also often do organised trips you can go on and learn a lot.

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Re: Fossicking near Newcastle
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2020, 01:30:39 PM »
Chrees man
i am 12 so i will see about lapardy club
thanks for all the info

 

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