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MrSydney

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Nullamanna
« on: January 27, 2018, 01:53:42 PM »
Hi All,

Nullamanna is the free fossicking area just north of Inverell.  A search brings up very few comments on it.  I know it would have been pretty worked over before being declared a public area and it has been there for quite some time but I'd love to hear from people who have worked there how they went!  In particular whether they had more success digging in the sides or they were in the creek.

Looking forward to hearing from people!

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Re: Nullamanna
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2018, 09:00:39 PM »
Hi

We went last year and loved it. We got heaps of black tourmaline in quartz. Polishes up beautiful. So good we’re heading there again at Easter 

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Re: Nullamanna
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2018, 09:46:07 PM »
Hi koraju! Your description sound like Wallangra rather than Nullamanna. You could check out my blog on Wallangra for more info. The link is below.
It's been a long time since I went to Nullamanna, but my first visit was in 1967. The most recent was probably in 1990.
Regards, John

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Re: Nullamanna
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2018, 01:43:21 PM »
Yes - it's on Frazers creek so all about sapphires!

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Re: Nullamanna
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2018, 08:50:19 PM »
As it is a Public Area and has been for yonks, Very well worked over I would say.... Could still be a stone or two left for you tho....

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Re: Nullamanna
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2018, 04:41:05 PM »
Just refreshing this.  I'm surprised nobody has had anything material to say!

Anyone here a member of the Inverell Lapidary Club?  Would be grateful if you could ask others you know.

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Re: Nullamanna
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2018, 05:12:56 PM »
Mr Sydney I think Gemster said it all.
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.

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Re: Nullamanna
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2018, 05:44:56 PM »
Didn't reply in the last round as it has been a few years since I was there. I was there about 5 years ago and did ok. I went upstream a bit and managed to dig in some hard dirt around a boulder on the edge of the creek. For only one day from memory I got about 7 sapphires. I would think it would be worthwhile giving it a shot. Whilst it has been well dug, no one ever gets all the stones. Cheers
Baaa humbug, not enough fossicking time!

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Re: Nullamanna
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2018, 07:51:21 AM »
Whilst it has been well dug, no one ever gets all the stones. Cheers

There is some truth to this - you have to work harder in these sort of areas but there is usually still something left.

You wont find a cutter in every sieve of wash but experienced fossickers should not be expecting this in any case.

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Re: Nullamanna
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2018, 10:01:44 AM »
I went to Frazers Creek where the concrete causeway is in November. Is this the area relating to the post? Dug around for ages with no result, went back to the car to get me specs and bugger me...a little blue fella right beside the wheel of the car!

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Re: Nullamanna
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2018, 01:56:46 PM »
Hi All,

Missy P - It is on Frazers creek - there is a big bridge over the river but not a concrete causeway I saw at all.

There is nowhere easy any more.  Otherwise it would get hit and it wouldn't be that good any more. 

Jamo - 7 sapphires - are you talking small cutters here or 7 specks?  If it were 7 cutters - however small - that would be a good day these days!

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Re: Nullamanna
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2018, 01:58:18 PM »
Nullamanalla is on this link https://www.aussiesapphire.com.au/html/map4.html
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.

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Re: Nullamanna
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2018, 05:58:47 PM »
Jamo - 7 sapphires - are you talking small cutters here or 7 specks?  If it were 7 cutters - however small - that would be a good day these days!
Here you go I found a pic of what I found. Mostly small ... they are in my collection ... somewhere. Have not had any cut.
Baaa humbug, not enough fossicking time!

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Re: Nullamanna
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2018, 07:04:13 PM »
Awesome - thanks Jamo!  Some nice colour though.

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Re: Nullamanna
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2018, 07:23:04 AM »
Just spent a day fossicking at the public area here at Frazers, all we found was a thin sliver of sapphire. Better than nothing!

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