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Gemstone Faceting / Re: Faceter
« on: March 30, 2020, 10:56:01 AM »
There is a line under your post.  The pdf file is just under that.

Gemstone Faceting / Re: Faceter
« on: March 30, 2020, 10:50:49 AM »
Hi Skipper_52. Welcome to the forum.  Your jpeg opens for me.  It is a good hobby when you are self isolating like most of the world is. Idle hands are the tools of the devil, so something to do is always welcome.

General Discussion / Re: Dangerous minerals
« on: October 17, 2018, 09:53:48 AM »
I will have a look around here.  Thanks for the offer. :)

General Discussion / Re: Dangerous minerals
« on: October 16, 2018, 02:57:22 PM »
Thanks for the reply.  I knew they were not healthy (from the briefing) and I have always washed thoroughly after touching them.  I wasn't sure how healthy they were just sitting untouched on the shelf.  I am pleased that they have been untouched in a safe place for the past two years.  I will do as you both suggest and seal them in plastic cases.  It is either that or dispose of them, but I would prefer to have them displayed.

General Discussion / Re: Dangerous minerals
« on: October 16, 2018, 02:46:22 PM »
Thanks for the reply.

General Discussion / Dangerous minerals
« on: October 16, 2018, 10:24:18 AM »
Hi all.  At the 2016 Gemfest I visited the Webbs Consol Silver Mine at Emmaville.  I obtained a lot of samples which I believe include Galena and Arsenopyrite.  I have recently read a list of the 10 most dangerous minerals health wise and they are on the list.  Is it safe to have these samples in a display case in the house?  Up until a few weeks ago, they have been down in the back shed.

I also obtained quite a few samples from the Sunset Mine at Mary Kathleen.  Is there anything there that might be unsafe to display?


Gemstone Discussions / Re: Mega Identification Thread
« on: October 09, 2018, 10:31:33 PM »
Right click each enlarged photo with mouse and click 'open image in a new tab'.  Open new tab (top of page) and should be normal size.  Worked OK for me that way.

Tips, Gadgets & Brag Board. / Re: How long is too long?
« on: May 13, 2018, 08:56:53 PM »
My understanding of the 'bucket left in a hole' agreement is for a day or two, maybe a few days at most.  I don't leave an upturned bucket with a stone on top if I can't get back there within 2 or 3 days. I would think a bucket and shovel left for a month is abandoned, not stolen.

Tell Us About Yourself / Re: Hello from newbie
« on: February 25, 2018, 08:28:23 PM »
Hi Dan88.  I am in the Mitchelton Gem Club which has a clubhouse at Ashgrove.  As others have said, there are lapidary clubs all over Brisbane.

Went out with Shaun in November.  Found some lovely crystals (very nice clear one was 100 x 40).  Knows the area and where to find good ones.  Has good range of equipment, bags of wash, crystals, etc. for purchase.

My totally unofficial understanding is that it is a surface rock that has lichens, moss or similar on it, i.e. is home to micro organisms.  If it is clean or underground, then it is not a 'bush rock'.

I stayed at Tingha Gems Caravan Park in November.  They don't have onsite vans or cabins.  Only powered and unpowered sites.

I am there now.  Park is being kept open by a few local volunteers until Council in Tamworth can find new caretakers.  Apparently, there is hope on the horizon.

Heard that the park is open again, but the bookings book has disappeared.  Might be a good idea to check any booking that is pending.

I think KUI is the group that the Tingha caravan park is associated with.

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