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K-Dizzle

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Fossicking locations in Illawarra and South Coast
« on: June 25, 2012, 07:24:11 PM »
Hi

I'm new to the forum and kind of new to fossicking.

Recently a Geologist friend of mine told me that there were sapphires at Carrington Falls, Jamberoo Mountain.

I was bored one morning so my mum and I went to check it out, armed with random makeshift tools we spent hours trying to find sapphires, we came home with so many rocks, some of which I think may be the real deal.

The thing is though, now I'm hanging to go out and do it again and soon.

I was hoping that you guys may be able to suggest some good places around Wollongong and the South Coast where I may be able to find some pretty rocks.

<3 K
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Re: Fossicking locations in Illawarra and South Coast
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2012, 08:45:51 PM »
Hi and welcome from a fellow Gongian! 

Pretty much any beach you wander along has petrified wood around here, as do some of the creeks.  You can get sapphires up near Robertson too - I've found a couple of small ones. 

Much of the sapphire-bearing ground locally is in national park now, where fossicking is a bog no-no...

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Re: Fossicking locations in Illawarra and South Coast
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2019, 02:04:51 PM »
i have found what looks to be amber and quarts at coomaditchie out the behind the Lagoon

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Re: Fossicking locations in Illawarra and South Coast
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2019, 03:52:11 PM »
findrocks01 please note Carrington Falls is in a National Park so sorry you cannot fossick or even pick up and take away a rock
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Re: Fossicking locations in Illawarra and South Coast
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2019, 08:51:24 PM »
See my blog entries on "Field Geology of the Shoalhaven District".
https://johnsnewenglandminerals.blogspot.com/2013/12/list-of-all-blog-entries-to-date.html
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Re: Fossicking locations in Illawarra and South Coast
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2019, 09:21:22 AM »
K-dizzy, I live in the land that everybody forgot,  I'm on the FAR South Coast at Merimbula, there is a small group of us that go out fairly regularly.  I have been fossicking down here for over 10 years, there is not suppose to be any gems in this area, but I have found Amethyst, Thundereggs, Garnets, Petrified wood, Jasper, Chalcydny, Epidote, Rock crystal, Agate and Smokey Quartz.  There is suppose to be a reef of Rose Quartz on a property near Wyndham, but I have not ventured out there yet.  Have a look on my Picture Gallery and you will be able to see s ome of my local finds.


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Re: Fossicking locations in Illawarra and South Coast
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2019, 11:25:06 AM »
wow 7 years between the first two posts and the last.
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Re: Fossicking locations in Illawarra and South Coast
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2019, 06:10:24 PM »
Ooops it didn't see the date of the first post Steveo. ::) hotthirsty

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Re: Fossicking locations in Illawarra and South Coast
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2019, 02:28:18 AM »
No problem guess K-dizzy found what she was looking for or went on to other things.
Steve

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