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FlashGP

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Re: Places to find radioactive rocks?
« Reply #30 on: September 25, 2019, 07:12:33 AM »
I didn't know such a body took an interest in hobbiests
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Re: Places to find radioactive rocks?
« Reply #31 on: October 06, 2019, 02:29:07 PM »
An update on some of the South Australian locations.

Davidite is found at Radium Hill and other locations throughout the Olary District. On Plumbago Station there are two locations where crystals of Davidite can be found - Billeroo and Mount Victoria. Also on Plumbago Station is Absite (Thorian Brannerite) at Crocker Well and Samarskite can be found near Mount Victoria.

Radium Hill is no longer able to be visited, only members of the Radium Hill Historical Society have permission and this is restricted. Plumbago Station can be visited via special arrangement with the Pastoral Company who own it.

The other location for uranium minerals is Arkaroola - Mount Gee. Torbernite is found at the Number 6 Workings. Fossicking is not allowed on Arkaroola any more, however if the samples are for scientific research there may be a chance to collect a few small pieces. Access to the workings is via a 6km hike in from Echo Camp.
Cheers, from my little piece of the Australian Outback...
For mineral samples from the Broken Hill, Olary and Mount Painter districts checkout my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/curnamonaminerals

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Re: Places to find radioactive rocks?
« Reply #32 on: July 04, 2020, 07:26:27 PM »
A late thank you darttrev68 for that info. I see you've got some nice davidite specimens on your store...

We've been travelling around QLD for the school holidays and managed to go visit the old Mary Kathleen mine today.

For anyone following my quest, there are definitely still specimens to be found there. Nothing too flash as for as pretty minerals, but plenty of pitchblende (uranium oxides) laying around. Easy to find with basic detector instruments.

Here's me in front of the beautiful scenery proudly holding some ore I found with my home-made scintillation counter.



Tomorrow I'll try to access the Milo deposit to see what can be found there.

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Re: Places to find radioactive rocks?
« Reply #33 on: July 10, 2020, 08:53:30 PM »
Yeah, I'm going to have to go for a drive out there sometime soon.
Yes, I am an agent of Satan, but my duties are largely ceremonial.

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Re: Places to find radioactive rocks?
« Reply #34 on: July 15, 2020, 06:07:59 PM »
Great photo Rej. Now I'm disappointed I didn't get out there a couple of years ago, looks like a great spot to visit.
Common sense isn't exactly common

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