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Fossicking Locations / Fossicking in QLD
« on: April 05, 2021, 11:14:11 PM »
Hi everyone
Does anyone know anywhere around or reasonably close to the Sunshine Coast in QLD where I can take my two grandkids fossicking with a chance of them finding something. Even quartz will do. They're both really keen and I would really love them to get interested and take it up. Agate Ck or Mt Suprise would be perfect but it's too far away for them. Thanks in advance.

General Discussion / O'briens Ck
« on: March 24, 2021, 08:13:16 PM »
Hi Everyone
Has anyone been to O'briens Ck recently?
Is the camping ground still operating and if so, is it still being run by the same people?
It's been about five years since I was there, but I'm eager to get up there this year.

Trip Talk / Fossicking at Grenfell NSW
« on: March 11, 2021, 03:54:20 PM »
Hi everyone, has anyone ever fossicked around Grenfell (near Young) and if so, are there any decent spots to go.
I hear there are State Forests nearby?

Fossicking Locations / Wee Jasper
« on: September 08, 2014, 07:15:05 PM »
Hi everyone
Any recent fossicking information on Wee Jasper?
Haven't been for a long time and need places to stay (camping) and places to fossick?
Any help will be appreciated.

Fossicking Locations / Lightning Ridge
« on: May 25, 2014, 09:24:41 PM »
Anyone been to Lightning Ridge lately? will be going this winter and was hoping to find out where one could possibly find some opal besides the shops in town.
Any mud maps?

Fossicking Locations / Fossicking south of Glen Innes
« on: May 20, 2014, 05:04:04 PM »
Hi all
Has anyone been fossicking south of Yarrow Ck (Glen Innes) ie east of the New England Highway and North of Guyra?
Are there gemstones that far south?

General Discussion / Mt Suprise
« on: May 08, 2014, 09:23:12 PM »
Has anyone been to Mt Surprise/O'briens Ck lately?
ie have they had any rain this year.

Trip Talk / The new Billabong Blue
« on: September 30, 2013, 06:20:47 PM »
Lesley and I tried out the new Billabong Blue last weekend and we had a ball.
Ended up with 77cts of good stones with the biggest being a 6ct blue/green dogtooth and a 5.5ct red zircon, plus we gave some away to the kids in the tent next door that weren't finding any.
Hell of a drive for us, 9 hrs one way with only 2 days fossicking, but it was worth it, wish I knew how to post photos, maybe next time.
By the way, the new owners are extremely accommodating, well, when I say new, Bill is still there, he just has some new partners.
Definitely going back.

Fossicking Locations / The new Billabong Blue
« on: September 06, 2013, 07:47:37 AM »
Hi everyone
A good friend of mine has just started a new venture, he's just opened up the new and improved Billabong Blue Sapphire Fossicking Park.
It's at the end of Swanbrook Rd, approximately 22km from the Inverell Information Centre. The road is tarred right to the gate.
You can contact him on 02 67251798 (AH) or 0422443040.
There is bush camping as well as free range fossicking. Sounds pretty good.


Fossicking Locations / O'briens Ck Caravan Park
« on: June 25, 2013, 05:37:23 PM »
Hi everyone
I was just wondering if anyone has been to the O'briens Ck caravan park lately.  I have tried to call but no one appears to be there, is it still operating?.
Maybe I'm using the wrong number: 07 40623001.

Trip Talk / Graben Gullen
« on: May 07, 2013, 05:18:50 PM »
Has anyone been to Graben Gullen lately?
How about your lot Ted?

Trip Talk / Crookwell fosicking
« on: April 05, 2013, 09:49:55 PM »
Went fossicking at the sister in laws farm on the weekend. Water was warm, so I jumped in and started looking for saphires but after half an hour all I found was leeches, extremely large ones :o, eight to be exact attached to my legs.
Looked extremely promising but I think I'll wait for next time, when I remember to bring the waders.

Trip Talk / Upcoming trip to Agate Ck and Mt Suprise
« on: April 04, 2013, 08:03:36 PM »
Hi Alfers
Starting to organise my annual pilgrimage to Mt Suprise with Agate Ck thrown in for good measure this year.
Should any Alfers be around either of the two spots during the July school holidays and see my trusty Patrol (DOM105) drop in and say hi.

Gemstone Discussions / Copper
« on: January 07, 2013, 09:21:51 PM »
Does anyone on the forum know what gems are associated with or are likely to be found close to copper bearing material.
Thanks in advance.

Fossicking Locations / Fossicking at Wee Jasper
« on: December 09, 2012, 07:53:50 PM »
Hi everyone
I was just wondering if anyone has been to Wee Jasper lately, or knows where to fossick around that site.
The last post I can find was in 2009 when the leaseholder had a fight with a thoughtless fossicker from Canberra and was about to close the site.
Has the site been reopened?
Now that my son lives in Canberra we are going to be visiting the area more regularly and would like to know of any options around that area.
Any info would be appreciated.

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