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"ANNUAL TINGHA NSW TRIP"
« on: March 10, 2019, 05:29:26 AM »
Hi Guys,


I'm off to Tingha tonight around midnight for what is becoming my annual holiday destination.


I will be staying at the Tingha Gems Caravan and Camping Park with hosts Rebel & Craig for approx: 2 weeks maybe a little more.


So if your in the area drop in and say hello, Just look for the Green Ford Ranger in the front right corner of the park!!!


Cheers Ranger Itchy beers
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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2019, 03:33:24 PM »
Safe travels mate! If you get time your more than welcome to drop in here.

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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2019, 08:11:10 AM »
Safe traveling Ranger Itchy.  :) After the fires there will be a lot of clear ground up there, well more like ash covered. Watch out for falling trees.
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.

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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2019, 09:52:10 PM »
Enjoy your time away, and watch out  for LOL cats, and Attack Kittens

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Re: "ANNUAL TINGHA NSW TRIP"
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2019, 06:07:35 AM »
Hi Guys,


I'm back from Tingha! Had a great time with great friends, and hosts Craig and Rebel.


Well I didn't expect to find what I did after the fires around Tingha, the flames came quite close to the caravan park, just the other side of the swimming pool.
There where a few homes and businesses lost around Tingha, the most noticeable one being the car wreckers on the corner of Guyra Rd and Old Mill Rd.


The Fossicking sites around Tingha that had been affect by the fires where great to access with all the undergowth gone it made it a lot easier to get too, and even to locate nearby fossicking sites that you didn't know existed because of the undergrowth.


I got a lot of crystals, clears, smokies and even citrines, most of them smallish but a few decent sized completely clear ones, I even found a nice sized quartz plate that has good form and size but unfortunately not clear!


As soon as I get time to download all my photos from my camera and phone I will try and post some pic's here for you guys to peruse!


Cheers Ranger Itchy beers
A great man once said "NEVER APOLIGIZE IT'S A SIGN OF WEAKNESS"
I don't mind being weak occasionally!!!!

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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2019, 10:21:21 AM »
Sounds like a great trip, looking forward to the photos. Did you visit the sand mine?  beers
We are a family of 4 from Southern Tasmania.

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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2019, 12:08:01 PM »
The sand mine is closed for good as far as I know.  :'(

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« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2019, 10:24:54 PM »
ohh, that is sad I wanted to go there one day. :(
We are a family of 4 from Southern Tasmania.

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« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2019, 08:14:51 AM »
Glad you had a good time Ranger Itchy  beers
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.

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« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2019, 04:43:29 PM »
Thanks for the Photo!  YOu should add one of the quartz plate though when you have a moment.

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Re: "ANNUAL TINGHA NSW TRIP"
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2019, 06:37:20 AM »
Yes Tingha Sands is closed to all fossicking!


But there may be some good news soon!


Craig the Tingha Gems Caravan and Camping Park manager is in talks with the new owners of Tingha sands to maybe get access to the stock piles from Tingha sands at another location!


I will stay in touch with Craig and as soon as I find out anything I will let you guys know!


Cheers Ranger Itchy beers
A great man once said "NEVER APOLIGIZE IT'S A SIGN OF WEAKNESS"
I don't mind being weak occasionally!!!!

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« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2019, 07:57:51 AM »
That would be a great outcome - good for Craig who is doing a great job for fossickers and good for Tingha Sands who wont have to worry about fossickers.


Hope it works out.


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Leah



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« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2019, 08:17:00 PM »
we're planning on heading there in about 2 weeks.  we planned to go to Tingha last year but ended up staying at Inverall drove out to stannifer. Stannifer.  Kids loved it so we'll definitely stay at Tingha for 3 or 4 nights have a look around.  sounds like you had some nice finds.   

Hi Guys,


I'm back from Tingha! Had a great time with great friends, and hosts Craig and Rebel.


Well I didn't expect to find what I did after the fires around Tingha, the flames came quite close to the caravan park, just the other side of the swimming pool.
There where a few homes and businesses lost around Tingha, the most noticeable one being the car wreckers on the corner of Guyra Rd and Old Mill Rd.


The Fossicking sites around Tingha that had been affect by the fires where great to access with all the undergowth gone it made it a lot easier to get too, and even to locate nearby fossicking sites that you didn't know existed because of the undergrowth.


I got a lot of crystals, clears, smokies and even citrines, most of them smallish but a few decent sized completely clear ones, I even found a nice sized quartz plate that has good form and size but unfortunately not clear!


As soon as I get time to download all my photos from my camera and phone I will try and post some pic's here for you guys to peruse!


Cheers Ranger Itchy beers

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Re: "ANNUAL TINGHA NSW TRIP"
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2019, 07:09:44 AM »
From what I could understand the new owners of Tingha sands did not have public liability insurance for that site and was going to be to expensive just to give fossickers access. 


So Craig is trying to negotiate with the owners to have material moved to one of there other sites that they already have public liability on and the public already visits on a regular basis eg:Garden Supply Company. A store like Bunnings or something similar!


Hopefully Old Mate Craig can negotiate this which will be good for Tingha Sands owners, Tingha Gems Caravan and Camping Park, the whole township of Tingha and Stannifer and all the fossickers in general! It's good for Tourism and the life blood of a lot of little towns!


Cheers Ranger Itchy beers
A great man once said "NEVER APOLIGIZE IT'S A SIGN OF WEAKNESS"
I don't mind being weak occasionally!!!!

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