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Moth

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Re: Fossicking in qld
« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2017, 07:52:46 PM »
Think I have had my last day here - it has been raining a bit but nottoo bad. Today had my best effort got a 7.6 ct green (almost a cube shape so should yield a fair bit when cut) and a 6 ct zircon also a cutter, still its enough to keep the enthusiasm up for a return trip.  Talking to others and all had stories about the number of stones they have got at other locations, bugger

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Re: Fossicking in qld
« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2017, 08:28:06 PM »
Thanks for sharing your adventures Moth, wouldn't mind being up there myself instead of freezing down in here is Tas. Congrats on the green.
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We are a family of 4 from Southern Tasmania.

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Re: Fossicking in qld
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2017, 08:47:49 PM »
Bugger - dug my guts out for 2 cuttable sapphires and 1 good zircon. My wife does several bags of mine gravel for a 12 ct blue, a 9 ct star plus several other cutters around 4 cts and gets a cuppa and scones jam and cream included all for $15 per bag.  Suppose though its a bit like fishing get cold, wet and seasick for a few fish when a purchase from the local fishmonger probably works out cheaper

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Re: Fossicking in qld
« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2017, 02:32:35 PM »
Hi Moth where do you fossick for sapphires . I am new to the site and would like to take the wife somewhere where we might find some sapphires Thanks Rob

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Re: Fossicking in qld
« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2017, 03:04:04 PM »
Welcome Rob, Your lucky if your in QLD as there are lots of spots.
This is a good place to start, links to the declared fossicking areas etc.
https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/activities/fossicking
We are a family of 4 from Southern Tasmania.

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Re: Fossicking in qld
« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2017, 04:27:11 PM »
Robe
Try around the Sapphire/Rubyvale area - there are fossicking tours out of Glen Alva, which is a good starting point to learn what to look for.

 

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