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Re: MINERAMA 8th - 11 March 2018
« Reply #30 on: February 13, 2018, 07:19:25 PM »
Yes - good luck Peter!

Glen Innes to Melbourne - not much of a change! :D

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Re: MINERAMA 8th - 11 March 2018
« Reply #31 on: February 15, 2018, 02:04:19 PM »
Mr Sydney,
It is my understanding that at Rosemeadow the group will be going to the same part. However, the field trip coordinator has indicated that there will be a competition organised to find hidden marbles in return for a nice prize.
The organisers have spread out the field days as best as they can. Property owners only give permission for field days to occur on certain days at certain times. Due to this the field trips have been organised when it is suitable for the owners to have them.
I hope that answers your question.
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Navanka
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Re: MINERAMA 8th - 11 March 2018
« Reply #32 on: February 15, 2018, 03:59:53 PM »
Welcome, Navanka. I hope to be able  to call in some time and say hello.
John

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Re: MINERAMA 8th - 11 March 2018
« Reply #33 on: February 16, 2018, 10:09:42 AM »
Thanks Navanka,

Given you are taking over so you know even the most experience fossickers only found a few tiny specks at that location last year.  So while marbles will be hidden for prizes I haven't travelled 700km to do that - I'd be better off spending the day at a free reserve like Wellingrove.  In fact when you realise you need to do things like planting marbles for extra prizes it says it all!

I realise that things have obviously happened this year but just very disappointing for such a great event.

Just to make it clear I'm not trying to be offensive in any way but just provide clear feedback for next year.

As per an earlier thread it would be good to see the sapphire trips across different days rather than on the same day.

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Re: MINERAMA 8th - 11 March 2018
« Reply #34 on: February 16, 2018, 10:53:50 AM »
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So while marbles will be hidden for prizes I haven't travelled 700km to do that - I'd be better off spending the day at a free reserve like Wellingrove.  In fact when you realise you need to do things like planting marbles for extra prizes it says it all!


I certainly know that organising field trips is bloody hard (a lot harder than many would realise), but I kind of have to agree with this.

It really cannot be pitched as a fossicking trip if you are expecting that no one will find anything beyond a planted marble for a prize.

No problems to have that as an outing on the progream but it needs to be clearly described as a different experience - ie. a treasure-hunting trip rather than the more genuine fossicking that people would be travelling here to experience.

It does not mention about this on the trip description on the program and I would hate for visitors to sign up to this one and then feel a bit deceived.

Fossicking is not a guarantee - it never has been and experienced fossickers should know this - but this precedent worries me a bit.

Again, like MrSydney, I dont mean this to be just a negative whinge as I know organising these trips is really difficult.  But you may need to consider how this will be received by the punters.

On another note, I did hear from a visitor the other day that Tingha Sands would be closing soon so here is another location soon to be removed from the list.  If you have not visited this one yet and would like to, perhaps the Minerama field trip might be worth considering.

Cheers
Leah
« Last Edit: February 16, 2018, 11:52:28 AM by Aussie Sapphire »
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Re: MINERAMA 8th - 11 March 2018
« Reply #35 on: February 16, 2018, 01:15:16 PM »
No more Tingha sands!  That will be sad!

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Re: MINERAMA 8th - 11 March 2018
« Reply #36 on: February 16, 2018, 02:51:16 PM »
No more Tingha sands!  That will be sad!
No !  :o

Have they run out of economical road base material?

 :( Jerry
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Re: MINERAMA 8th - 11 March 2018
« Reply #37 on: February 16, 2018, 04:12:02 PM »
The only thing I know is that a customer visited there a few days ago and heard that the business had been taken over by the previous operators family (son and his wife I think) and the new operators were not keen to have fossickers visiting (due to the risk of accidents).


Others may know more.


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Leah

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Re: MINERAMA 8th - 11 March 2018
« Reply #38 on: February 22, 2018, 03:20:45 PM »
Hi Everyone,

Thanks for your feedback about the Rosemeadow field trip. I have discussed this with the Field Trip Coordinator Peter and we will take your concerns to the meeting next week. At this stage the committee might look at cancelling the trip, however there is not another one to replace it.

On another note the field trip to Glen Elgin is new and is not an area that has been touched before, I understand you're after sapphires not gold but if you're interested it will be a great day.

Thanks

Navanka

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Re: MINERAMA 8th - 11 March 2018
« Reply #39 on: February 23, 2018, 01:07:46 PM »
Thanks Navanka!

Appreciate your efforts!  Love the event!!

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Re: MINERAMA 8th - 11 March 2018
« Reply #40 on: March 02, 2018, 01:32:44 PM »
Good Afternoon,
Due to feedback from field trippers about Rosemeadow the Minerama Committee have decided to cancel the Rosemeadow Field Trip.
Regards
Navanka

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Re: MINERAMA 8th - 11 March 2018
« Reply #41 on: March 02, 2018, 04:05:58 PM »
Here is the email that was sent out

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A Message from Minerama Fossicking Gem and Jewellery Show Committee:
Good Afternoon Everyone,

It is not long now until Minerama! Everyone here in Glen Innes is busily organising the event to ensure it is another great year. Please be advised that the Rosemeadow Field Trip has been cancelled if you have purchased tickets for it you have been sent a seperate email.

Another exciting addition to Minerama is the Glen Innes Highlands Gem Tour!
]Friday March 9, 1:30 – 4:30
Cost:  $50 / head. Children up to 16 yrs FREE (must be accompanied by an adult)
 Inclusions: experienced local guide, luxury coach travel, afternoon tea, brochures
 Minimum number: 30

1:30pm: Tour departure – Wentworth Street entrance to King George Oval (Minerama venue)
Their guide will meet you at the coach and travel with you to the village of Emmaville – the hidden gem of the Highlands, a 19th century tin mining boom town, then known as Vegetable Creek, with a population of 7000 including 2000 Chinese. It was the birthplace of the St John’s Ambulance, where Australia’s first medical benefits fund was launched and also noted for the legendary black panther.

2:15pm: Arrive – Emmaville Mining Museum
The museum guide will explain the significance of the extensive mineral displays including the renowned Curnow Collection which includes minerals and historic photographs. You will view the replica miner’s hut and blacksmith’s shop, more than 200 historical photographs and bottle collections and all the nostalgia of the past in Foley’s general store.
As part of the visit, your Museum guide will provide information on the villages’ Heritage buildings and on the 1880’s Ottery tin and arsenic mine at Tent Hill, within just 2km.
The Grampian Range, situated 5 kms northwest of Emmaville is noted as one of the richest mineral belts in Australia, with twenty-seven known minerals. At one time there were in excess of thirty mines in the Emmaville area.
For more details about the Gem Tour and bookings visit: https://www.minerama.com.au/gem-tour/

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Re: MINERAMA 8th - 11 March 2018
« Reply #42 on: March 03, 2018, 08:27:07 AM »
More importantly it is only 4 sleeps until I'm up there!!!  HOORAY!

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Re: MINERAMA 8th - 11 March 2018
« Reply #43 on: March 03, 2018, 05:05:03 PM »
More importantly it is only 4 sleeps until I'm up there!!!  HOORAY!
Two for me if I sleep.  8)
Is that the thing you do at night or day?
  beers Jerry
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Re: MINERAMA 8th - 11 March 2018
« Reply #44 on: March 03, 2018, 08:05:12 PM »
Still best to sleep at night - harder to see the right stones but also leeches etc at night!  Can't waste those daylight hours!

 

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