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Great weather for Fossicking!
« on: November 12, 2008, 03:27:34 PM »
Hi all,
   Must be almost ideal just now round the tablelands,good recent rain has softened the digging and not to hot ;D. Anyone got any trips planned?
Cheers
Andrew

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Re: Great weather for Fossicking!
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2008, 07:56:35 PM »
Hi eveyone,
the wife and i will be in glen innes from the 4th to 18th of january we are coming down from nanango near kingaroy qld, we are leaving the kids at grandma's  ;D its been almost two years since we were last there and we really like the area as soon as we drove into glen innes we thought what a fantastic place we only spent four days there the first time and the whole family had a great time fossicking and now we are thinking really hard about moving there sometime next year.
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Re: Great weather for Fossicking!
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2008, 08:08:55 PM »
good luck with your January trip - it is much nicer here in summer than Queensland although I'll admit it gets too cold for fossicking in winter.  I'm sure you'll have a great time.

have fun and thanks for joining the forum - we're only brand new but I think this will become a great place for all gem lovers.

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Re: Great weather for Fossicking!
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2008, 08:10:44 PM »
Make sure you stop off at the Tourist Center when you're here in Glen and ask them for some good places to fossick.

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Re: Great weather for Fossicking!
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2008, 09:41:29 PM »
thanks Leah, thats my wifes name too, it does get very hot up here in summer about five years ago it reached 47c and in winter it has been as low as -7c so iam not too keen on the heat anymore it gets very humid now it used to be a dry heat and i dont mind the cold
sure will Patrick , we will stop at the information centre and ask, i have also looked on aussie sapphire and will look at the spots they show
thank you for the welcome
cheers Neville.

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Re: Great weather for Fossicking!
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2008, 05:47:29 PM »
Hi all,
I'll be up there from dec 2 to dec 11.  Hope the weather's nice !
Regards, Paul

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Re: Great weather for Fossicking!
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2008, 06:26:16 PM »
Have had some good rain and quite a bit more predicted for tomorrow.  With a bit of luck, we'll get a good fresh in all the creeks and it might turn a few new rocks over.

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Re: Great weather for Fossicking!
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2008, 08:09:20 PM »
Hi All,
   Will be heading your way from the 2nd to 9th Dec. All booked in stopping at Copeton on the way to pick up an Aussie diamond, should get to G.I. for dinner Wed 3rd.
               
              beers Ted  8)
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Re: Great weather for Fossicking!
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2008, 08:28:45 PM »
Hi Ted,
See you up there .... on ur way can u pick up one of those diamonds for me too  ;D
Regards, Paul

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Re: Great weather for Fossicking!
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2008, 12:50:59 PM »
Hi Paul,
    No worries, will pick up a bag full. ;)  I am sure others might want one.Sounds like gum boots might be needed :P See you at the RSL
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Re: Great weather for Fossicking!
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2008, 11:06:57 AM »
Hi All,
   I will be heading for Copeton tomorrow, might need a boat to get past Gunnedah  ???, will decide at Gulgong tomorrow whether to try Tamworth to Inverell rather than Gunnedah to Bingara. Any local advise would be appreciated. ::)
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Re: Great weather for Fossicking!
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2008, 11:24:00 AM »
Gday Ted,

It is not flooding wet up here at Glen yet but the Tamworth area is a mess.  I would definitely check before heading off tomorrow.

Has been light rain here all morning and the Reddestone is running very full - I imagine both the eastern side and Inverell areas are similar.  Havent heard of any flooding here but down in Tamworth, they are concerned about floodwaters in the Peel, Coburn and Parry rivers heading downstream.

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Re: Great weather for Fossicking!
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2008, 11:30:57 AM »
I think the title of this thread has become a bit misleading - it is WET!!!

Just a quick update to my last message although I think Ted has just dropped offline - you can check this link for road closures:

http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/trafficreports/regionalnewsouthwales/northern.html

As of 10am this morning (Saturday), road from Tamworth to Gunneday was open with caution but water is over the road at Carroll.  More rain through the day might cause further problems so definitely check before heading up north.

Forecast is for storms with not much showing on the radar but we have had continuous light rain all morning here - is keeping everything very wet.

cheers
Leah
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Re: Great weather for Fossicking!
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2008, 12:13:40 PM »
Thanks Leah,
    Have checked out that road website now  :), thinking Tamworth might be OK by Sun afternoon, but not so further down stream. Its has become harder to find relevant info because of the reems(screens) of out of date rubbish clogging the net  >:(.Can always stop at the Gulgong pub.
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Re: Great weather for Fossicking!
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2008, 12:38:51 PM »
Misleading indeed !

I think the creeks are nicely flushed now .... and so it's time to turn off the taps :D

I'll keep on eye on the weather & make a final decision on Monday before heading off.  Not much point heading up there if access is going to be a major problem.

I can't really complain though ..... the weather on my previous trips has been excellent.

Regards, Paul

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