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Davren Prospecting

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Obsidian
« on: September 29, 2017, 08:17:02 PM »
Hey there everyone ‚úč
Out of curiosity, has obsidian ever been found in Western Australia?
I've read some old twelvetrees  notes relating to obsidian "buttons" in Tasmania way back when but that's it so far..
Where else in this great country can it be found? TIA.

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Re: Obsidian
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2017, 12:04:53 PM »
 Welcome to ALF Davren , I'm sure  our members can help , may the fossicking gods reward  you with lots of shinies

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Re: Obsidian
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2017, 09:21:22 PM »
I have no idea... but welcome to the Forum anyway :)

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Re: Obsidian
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2017, 08:19:02 AM »
I don't think there are too many volcanos in WA to give you Obsidian.

Even here in Victoria where we have volcanos all over the place, as far as I know there is no Obsidian.

The only reported Australian Obsidian that I know of is on the Mt Warning shield volcano in Northern NSW Qld border, I have a couple of small Apache Tear type Obsidian pieces that were given to me that apparently came from there I was told that location is now in National Park.

I see a fair bit of glassy stuff brought into the club that turns out on closer questioning to be furnace slag.

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Re: Obsidian
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2017, 11:06:48 AM »
Welcome, we once found a rock of what I think is Obsidian in South Australia. Beautiful clear in large pieces black with bits of pale blue cream and other colours. It was near the Clare valley I think. would have been 35 odd years ago. :)
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