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Picko82

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Xmas with the fam ne nsw.
« on: December 07, 2017, 01:43:49 PM »
Hi all . Am looking to fossic and camp around bingra barrinbra
Ovrxmas new year.  Ppl have told me ruby hill is no good. We have been to 7 oaks . For saphires. Buy am looking for some garnets this time. And saphirea.. can any one help me with this trip please. I dont know this area well. Thanks alex

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Re: Xmas with the fam ne nsw.
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2017, 07:57:37 PM »
Hi Picko82. You will get some Ruby Hill info in my blog (link below) as well as other ideas.
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Re: Xmas with the fam ne nsw.
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2017, 08:48:07 AM »
Welcome to the forum Picko82 and Merry Christmas. Findem's blog is well worth the read, he is a wealth of info for that area.
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Re: Xmas with the fam ne nsw.
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2017, 10:04:43 AM »
Hi Picko,

Yes Findem's stuff is good but also just put 'Barraba' and 'Bingara' in the search box here to bring up l lots of good older threads where people have discussed it in the past.

If you are staying at the caravan park the owners / managers are usually full of knowledge and / or can point you in the right direction too.

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Re: Xmas with the fam ne nsw.
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2017, 02:04:46 PM »
Hi guys. Thanks i will check out findems blog.
And see what i can find.

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Re: Xmas with the fam ne nsw.
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2018, 11:27:11 PM »
Hi guys. We ended up going to torringron. Foud a nice topaz crystal and 3 emeralds. Lots of quarts and flurite. One of the young fellas found a nice amathest crystal in the camping area. I think this area is not known for amathest so im guessing it was dropped or planted. Was the only one found..
All in all a good haul great week camping and a beautiful spot.
Cheers
Alex

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Re: Xmas with the fam ne nsw.
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2018, 08:49:27 AM »
Glad you had such a good time.

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Re: Xmas with the fam ne nsw.
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2018, 12:37:58 PM »
Did you camp at Blatherarm or in the township?

Do you mind me asking where the emeralds little emeralds from the old emerald mine?  Topaz?

Still feeling my way around up at Torrington so always curious!  ;D


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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2018, 04:43:23 PM »
MrSydney, I don't think any Emeralds came out of that mine... Beryl yes...This is what I have been told what happened by Ron from the Museum.... The Emeralds were found on what was the old road.. Story goes, A trail bike rider came off his bike and the handlebars tore up the emeralds, So they got a lease and put in the mine and found No more Emeralds.. They were found on the Dumped dirt from the road... They made a boo boo and put these piles outside their lease area... that's why they couldn't stop the Fossickers... All bulldozed flat now...
 They believe during the Eruptions of the area(millions of years ago) a molten blob of emerald was blown out and Landed/splattered on the spot that became the Road.... The Mining Museum has some of these Emeralds, but im pretty sure they Didn't come out of the Actual Mine.... We are talking about the Bulldozed one here aren't we?
 Emeralds did come out of de Milhous Lode/Mine on Steve's property tho... His Property has the Emmaville Geological Centre on Gulf Rd...

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Re: Xmas with the fam ne nsw.
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2018, 05:06:33 PM »
Thanks Gemster!

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Re: Xmas with the fam ne nsw.
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2018, 05:45:26 PM »
No worries.... And Yes, you can find Amethyst at Torrington... Rare but it's there... :D

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Re: Xmas with the fam ne nsw.
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2018, 07:27:48 PM »
Mr Sydney Lord Thunda or myself could show you a fair chunk of Torrington.  As could a few others.  :)
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Re: Xmas with the fam ne nsw.
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2018, 09:56:38 AM »
Thanks for the vote of confidence Jerry!!   I'll mention that to the SES rescue team when they find us!   ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2018, 03:57:40 PM »
 ;D  Have you seen the Local SES.... I think I would prefer to stay lost... ;D

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Re: Xmas with the fam ne nsw.
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2018, 05:04:13 PM »
LOL!  Depending on what we've found we may find ourselves down an old mine shaft instead!

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