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Gemster

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Vale Patrick O'Brien
« on: March 20, 2017, 09:35:16 PM »
The Fossicking/ Lapidary world lost another well respected member on Saturday Night... :'(
 
  Pat O'Brien was a valued contributor to the Gold, Gem and Treasure Magazine and a Keen Fossicker... His Lapidary work was next to none...  I have had the privilege of joining Pat on a few of his mad excursions around the hills of Woolgoolga NSW. Didn't find much... We used to just sit by a creek and he would tell me stories from his Policing Days in Newcastle :D .. All I can say is he will be greatly missed by those who knew him....

   R.I.P Patrick O'Brien..  beers

 Gemster....
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Re: Vale Patrick O'Brien
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 10:11:12 PM »
Often you don't need to find anything... the company is enough.  RIP

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Re: Vale Patrick O'Brien
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2017, 11:05:53 PM »
So true Mr Crocket.. :).
   We used to sit and wonder where this particular 'Old Timer' went to make a withdrawal from his 'Bank'.... And as far as I know, The 'Bank' is still there today, a nice Gold Reef somewhere in the hills of Woolgoolga :o..... An old part of Woolgoolga History.... :)

   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

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Re: Vale Patrick O'Brien
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2017, 07:25:50 AM »
RIP Patrick O'Brien :(

He was a really nice guy and great story teller.
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.

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Re: Vale Patrick O'Brien
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2017, 11:18:28 AM »
Sorry to hear of his passing. Used to thoroughly enjoy reading his articles.
Baaa humbug, not enough fossicking time!

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Re: Vale Patrick O'Brien
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2017, 06:48:11 PM »
I never met him, but always enjoyed his articles. In fact the 1st article I read in GGT was by him. RIP.

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Re: Vale Patrick O'Brien
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2017, 10:33:20 PM »
Woofa and I met him a few times in Glen Innes at the Minerama years ago.

Loved exploring.  :)
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.

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Re: Vale Patrick O'Brien
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2017, 06:33:11 PM »
RIP to an amazing story teller

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