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thecrocco

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Newbie Grampian trip
« on: March 24, 2016, 07:11:46 AM »
Hi everyone, new member here and also new to the hobby...
My partner and I are planning on making a trip over Grampians way for Easter and do a bit of fossicking on our way. I've already read that Mooralla is a good place to look and that you can find Smokey and geodes... My question is, Can anyone recommend any other places that we should check out while we are over that way? I don't want to have to drive all that way for just one location. Thanks in advance, any help is greatly appreciated!!

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Re: Newbie Grampian trip
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2016, 08:38:14 AM »
Welcome to ALF thecrocco.

There is not too far away a council quarry at Mt Shadwell for its olivine and facetable peridot. You will need to be there on a Friday and fill out a release form with the council.

If we knew where you were traveling from we could better suggest fossicking spots.

You will also need a Miners Right for Victoria.
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.

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Re: Newbie Grampian trip
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2016, 09:58:47 AM »
G'day and welcome to AFL thecrocco
Quarry's closed Good Friday and Easter Monday Jerry
he should be there this afternoon
providing there not on an early knock off
regards Harry

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Re: Newbie Grampian trip
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2016, 10:47:28 AM »
The quarry's Friday only now, was when we visited last year. That reminds me I still have a heap of bombs to crack  ;D
« Last Edit: March 24, 2016, 02:18:14 PM by MakkyBrown »

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Re: Newbie Grampian trip
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2016, 01:02:16 PM »
Thanks Makky I don't want to give him a wrong stear

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Re: Newbie Grampian trip
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2016, 02:53:44 PM »
Hi all!
Thanks for the great advice! We are travelling from Shepparton and are planning to head through Ballarat way...
Going to be a fair drive but we are so excited! :)

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