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anglia48

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New to fossicking
« on: April 03, 2018, 02:01:31 PM »
Hi all,
I am new to this addictive fossicking hobby.
My name is Alan, I live in Wagga, I am 47 years old, married.
Have tried a couple of times now to find Parsons gully at Tumbarumba, I think I have actually found the gully but not sure.
The wife and I are going camping at Paddys dam over the weekend and was wondering if anyone could help me out to actually find the gully where you can actually do some fossicking.

Thanks Alan

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Re: New to fossicking
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2018, 07:57:53 PM »
Hi Allan welcome to the forum lived in Wagga for a couple of years but didnt do any fossicing  so can't  help there you can join the Wagga lapidary club they will ccertainly be able to help you. What are you into with rocks faceting , cabbing or speci collecting .
Dave

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Re: New to fossicking
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2018, 11:46:40 PM »

Hi Dave,
I am mainly interested in the fossicking side  at the moment, you know getting outside for awhile.
will have to find out about the lapidary club here, I didn't think of that.

Thanks Alan

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Re: New to fossicking
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2018, 06:37:14 AM »
Hi Alan & welcome.

It's a great wide world of fossicking out there which will bring you loads of enjoyment. Once you start gathering a few finds it would be a good idea to join a lapidary club and learn how to do things with them. I've found this great fun for both the learning side of things as well as the social.

Cheers,
colza
I dig it.

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Re: New to fossicking
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2018, 08:20:24 AM »
Welcome to ALF Anglia48  :)

Below are two mudmaps for Parsons Gully.  You will also need a fossicking permit from State Forests NSW which you can buy online.





Sorry but you will have to tilt your head for the maps.

 beers Jerry.

BTW track s in can be very muddy after rain.

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

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Re: New to fossicking
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2018, 03:59:12 PM »
Thanks for the welcome guys and thanks for the maps, I am now the proud owner of a fossicking permit, have shovel and sieves I must surely now be in the hunt for treasures on the weekend now.

Thanks again Alan

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Re: New to fossicking
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2018, 08:03:18 PM »
Hi Alan know what you mean about been out in the bush having a fossick  around good for the body and soul  will be heading up to NT border for ribbonstone in a few weeks looking forward to that. All the best with your fossicking.
Dave

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Re: New to fossicking
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2018, 11:02:37 PM »
Camooweal?

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Re: New to fossicking
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2018, 11:56:29 AM »
Hi wallie will spend a week at Camooweal and hope to spend aweek over at Cape Crawford area.
Dave

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Re: New to fossicking
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2018, 11:26:45 AM »
Hi Anglia48, I have found sapphires in Paddy's River on the Tumbarumba to Tooma Rd sifting gravels on the River, found a couple of nice blue ones and some party sapphires.  I have also found sapphires again at the Tooma Swamp or Diggings which is off the side of the main road, between Paddy's River Bridge and Tooma, picket  up a couple of what i think are topaz at the camping area near Paddy's River.   Also if you are interested in Casiterite Crystals or tin, there are a lot at the Old Ardlethan Tin Mine Site, if you speak to the owners of the property they may let you in, its been ten years since I've been there and I new the caretaker then, but he has moved onto the big mine in the sky.  You'll also find Greenstone at Temora, if you go to the Pioneer Museum there, the people will be able to point you in the right direction.   If your even more adventures there are always the Rock Cyrstals at Mt Hope about 5k's south of town and in the town its self across the road from the Pub is an old copper mine, I have found malacite and azurite around that old tailings.  So there are couple of places for you.

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