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Pete49

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G'day
« on: May 17, 2018, 12:29:57 AM »
Hi all, I joined some time ago but just getting around to doing an intro.
Started in lapidary cutting cabs in 1974 and moved on to faceting a couple years later with a  borrowed machine and then 10 years ago with a MDR machine I bought from the wife's uncles estate. Been to a few places like Tomahawk Creek, The Willows and Rubyvale the jasper farm and a place out from Southport where you paid $5 and dug for geodes and found some good ones and a lot of crappy ones but until they are cut you don't know. Also spent time around Beechworth and other places in that locale. Also Andamooka and Coober Pedy with no joy though.
Just late last year decided to get back into it and got a couple saws from our sponsor and slowly relearning the craft.
Pete

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Re: G'day
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2018, 06:50:19 AM »
Hi Pete welcome  to the forum unfortunatly gems havnt become any easier to find but you just have to keep looking.
Dave

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Re: G'day
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2018, 12:12:22 PM »
That was a looong time ago there Pete49... The old Jasper farm is now Houses, but you can still pay to find the Thunder Eggs up at Mt Tamborine... $15 Now... But if you can get to the creek after Thunderbird Park there are plenty there for Free.... :D

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I swing a 12-pound hammer,smash gibbers by the ton
I used to think it convict work,but now i think it's FUN

Pete49

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Re: G'day
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2018, 11:49:43 PM »
Thanks for the welcome. Nice to be back in the game. Shame about the houses but progress? I suppose and thanks for the thunder egg update. Hoping to be up there around Xmas visiting the son and the old fruitbat (MIL)  ;D
 beers
Pete

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Re: G'day
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2018, 04:05:52 PM »
 Motherinlawasaurus.... ;D

   Gemster..... beers
I swing a 12-pound hammer,smash gibbers by the ton
I used to think it convict work,but now i think it's FUN

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Re: G'day
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2018, 05:38:23 PM »
She  who has tongue like whip

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