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Dembones

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Number of wheels in a car
« on: April 05, 2020, 08:00:51 PM »
Hi
I've just acquired a Lortone 33b to polish up the rocks my daughter keeps bringing home whenever we go out.  Right now it seemed like a good thing to teach her while she is stuck at home most of the time. 
We live in Perth and enjoy getting out and discovering new places.  I've forgotten everything I ever learned about rocks, so I'm planning to buy a couple of books. The Smithsonian guide on rocks and minerals is one I'm looking at, any other suggestions are welcome.

Also, the answer is one (the steering wheel), or two if you include the spare wheel.

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Re: Number of wheels in a car
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2020, 07:20:03 AM »
Hi Dembones & welcome to the forum.


There are so many books you could buy, or maybe you could access some digitally via libraries.
A favourite of mine & well worth having @ home is Australian and New Zealand Gemstones, how and where to find them, ed. Bill Myatt.


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colza  :)
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Re: Number of wheels in a car
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2020, 08:31:44 AM »
When you can move about again go for a drive to visit Aradon at Malaga - lots of polished rocks to see and you can also buy your supplies of grit there as well as well as asking for any advise. 

By the way there are a lot more than 2 wheels in a car -  flywheel and gearwheel (gearbox is full of them)

pito

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Re: Number of wheels in a car
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2020, 09:50:45 AM »
Welcome to the forum. Book wise there is one that would interest you coming from W.A. Here's a link to the PDF copy or a hard back is available for purchase.
https://www.dmp.wa.gov.au/Geological-Survey/Gemstone-of-Western-Australia-1540.aspx
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Re: Number of wheels in a car
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2020, 01:43:44 PM »
Have a copy and can absolutely recommend it.
There are several Lapidary Clubs in your State including Perth and Rockingham, although like SA they may be temporarily suspending operations.
Welcome to the forum and have a lot of fun with your rocky hobby.
Regards,
Ghost



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Re: Number of wheels in a car
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2020, 04:40:45 PM »
Thanks guys

By the way there are a lot more than 2 wheels in a car -  flywheel and gearwheel (gearbox is full of them)

pito

I know, that was the question I had to answer when registering here. I was forced to answer four, when that is clearly incorrect.

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Re: Number of wheels in a car
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2020, 05:51:26 PM »
It's starting to sound like a typical Gov't Dep't
Except By the time they had Royal commission on how many wheels we've got , no one would care to listen to the answer , or believe them .
The Australian Gemhunter's Guide by K.J.Buchester Is a Beauty if you can find a copy . Good luck
Wishing all well


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Re: Number of wheels in a car
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2020, 06:54:02 PM »
Have a copy and can absolutely recommend it.
The Smithsonian guide?

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« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2020, 06:56:56 PM »
Welcome to the forum. Book wise there is one that would interest you coming from W.A. Here's a link to the PDF copy or a hard back is available for purchase.
https://www.dmp.wa.gov.au/Geological-Survey/Gemstone-of-Western-Australia-1540.aspx
Strangely enough I worked for the DMP for a few months in their software department.

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Re: Number of wheels in a car
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2020, 07:31:10 AM »
Hi Dembones,
"The Smithsonian Guide?"   No.
I have "Gemstones of Western Australia - Mineral Resources Bulletin 25."
If you want to fossick in WA, then this is the book you need to have.
I wish that I had had a copy when I lived there.   Many of the sites I visited are mentioned in the book.
Regards, Ghost.


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Re: Number of wheels in a car
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2020, 11:17:54 AM »
Ghost, when I left school, I trained as an Assayor with a Geo Exploration team, travelling around the country for Aberfoyle resources, back then I had no interest in collecting rocks, but took a lot of samples around Australia in our research.  Know I wish I had taken a couple of samples and put in those white sample bags I use to pile up in the Laboratory, still know the locations but in the past 40 years, most of them have been turned into National Parks.


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Re: Number of wheels in a car
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2020, 08:50:34 AM »
welcome to the form

there are thousinds of places to go and explore
so start gooling and let the adventuers take place

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Re: Number of wheels in a car
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2020, 08:22:45 AM »
Don't forget.
"We'll get there when we get there".

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