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MALACHI

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Re: OK .. Headed to Ewingar SF this weekend :)
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2015, 08:38:04 PM »
A great read and very well written Jason;  I felt like I was there and shared your experience.  8) ;)  Can't wait to see the pics!   ;D
Perhaps an edited version should be considered for Australian Gold Gem and treasure?   ::)

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Re: OK .. Headed to Ewingar SF this weekend :)
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2015, 08:59:18 PM »



"The area south of Ewingar around the old Gold mining area of Soffala(spell check) is pristine... -Gemster

The area is Solferino - near Lionsville
« Last Edit: September 23, 2015, 09:06:18 PM by gammyknee »
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Re: OK .. Headed to Ewingar SF this weekend :)
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2015, 09:02:38 PM »
Well some piccies as promised ..
Yet to do some of our haul ... but lets say it includes a water worn smokey thats probably just shy of 1kg :)





Yup in the right place ... :)





The main camp kitchen ...





Inside kitchen




Another of the cabins with the "lantern" ;)

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So this is the main road in past the forestry camp, not too bad going ... until Rorys rd



But all worthwhile to get to ..



Ewingar Creek ... photo not too great .. but I put camera down to get stuck into the fossicking :) 



So this is one of the Pegmatites .. I think :)
Took all of 30 seconds to find as someone else already did the hard work.
I had a quick dig around but realised picking up crystals out of the stream was easier than finding them in the creek banks :)




« Last Edit: September 23, 2015, 09:08:51 PM by jasonr »
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Re: OK .. Headed to Ewingar SF this weekend :)
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2015, 09:58:39 PM »
Hay jasonr that sounds like a good way to spend your anniversary I'm glad you had a good time and found some nice stuff ewingar is a awesome place. That is a peg in your photo just need to find a fresh undug peg now. I have only stayed at the forestry camp, its fun. My friends and I set up base in the shed with the lantern and the rats lol. We sleep in the car but now I have a roof top camper I'll  be staying in my roof top hotel ;D
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Re: OK .. Headed to Ewingar SF this weekend :)
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2015, 10:27:49 PM »
 ::) Hey Gammyknee yes that's the place....oops :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[


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Re: OK .. Headed to Ewingar SF this weekend :)
« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2015, 10:58:30 PM »
 Cams7 did you happen to 'bump' into the resident ''Crazy guy" in your time up there... Heard they moved him into a nursing home not too long ago.... nice 'Crazy old fella tho ;D

 They have been busy up there.... has been a mess for years up there.. so good to see it looking so neat.. replaced a lot of tin too by the looks of it.... AND Mowed  :o

Jasonr Your story should be sent to Gem & Treasure mag .. and make you $450 as well... for your next trip... ;D   That Bog hole in your pics is a great place to spend the night.. NOT..... know it all too well >:( >:( >:( >:(

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Re: OK .. Headed to Ewingar SF this weekend :)
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2015, 01:02:46 PM »
Cams7 did you happen to 'bump' into the resident ''Crazy guy" in your time up there... Heard they moved him into a nursing home not too long ago.... nice 'Crazy old fella tho ;D

 They have been busy up there.... has been a mess for years up there.. so good to see it looking so neat.. replaced a lot of tin too by the looks of it.... AND Mowed  :o

Jasonr Your story should be sent to Gem & Treasure mag .. and make you $450 as well... for your next trip... ;D   That Bog hole in your pics is a great place to spend the night.. NOT..... know it all too well >:( >:( >:( >:(

  Gemster.... beers

I never met the crazy old guy but i think he was on the side of the road one day giving us the finger on the drive in  on bulldog road lol. But never had the pleasure of meeting him.

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Re: OK .. Headed to Ewingar SF this weekend :)
« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2015, 02:04:20 PM »
 beers Cams7... Yes that sounds like him... nice old guy, lived in the 'camp kitchen' and tried to collect fees for staying there.(grog money I presume) Lol He was ok in the morning but a nightmare at night... He used to wake us up at 3am and tell us our time was up and we must leave .. Funny thing was, he was naked when he woke us up  ???... and in winter too Lol brrr


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jasonr

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Re: OK .. Headed to Ewingar SF this weekend :)
« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2015, 03:26:04 PM »
Thank goodness I didn't meet him ... :)

Luckily most of us here are nice people .. Im sure if he woke the wrong person at 3am, in the nude, especially a family with kids, he could have been in a great deal of trouble out there where it is so remote.

Some people wouldn't even consider things like that, things probably beyond his control or understanding, before reacting with serious violence. Regardless of age, or by the sounds of it, a degree of dementia ...

Hope hes ok .. or at least under someones care or families watch.
 
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Re: OK .. Headed to Ewingar SF this weekend :)
« Reply #24 on: September 24, 2015, 07:20:36 PM »
 :D Yes guys not a thing for a family to see that's for sure.... If you yelled at him he would take himself off and go back to bed ::), but the wrong person  who knows..... A Forestry Worker told me he worked for them years ago, and he had no family, so they let him stay on... Sometimes when we went up there, he wasn't there, and the place looked like he hasn't been there for quite some time... Then other times he was there 'Patrolling Ewingar'....  :D The worker I spoke to said he was going into a Home and he will be looked after..... That was about 6 months ago...... God Bless Him  ;)

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I used to think it convict work,but now i think it's FUN

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Re: OK .. Headed to Ewingar SF this weekend :)
« Reply #25 on: August 27, 2020, 03:17:19 PM »
Forestry have now taken down the main hut (shame) and the water tank (regrettably), but a small hut (out of 3 that used to be there) was left with a fireplace, and a dunny. 20 years ago the place was infested by Yowies. They would come around at night, pinch all the food out of your esky and drink your beer. Back in 1905 the gold was sluiced at Rae's Point on the Creek. That is where most of the smokey quartz is also

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Re: OK .. Headed to Ewingar SF this weekend :)
« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2020, 04:59:26 PM »
and Ewingar S F  still closed  :(
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.

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Re: OK .. Headed to Ewingar SF this weekend :)
« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2020, 05:24:20 PM »
Yes its still closed....

 Gemster...
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Re: OK .. Headed to Ewingar SF this weekend :)
« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2020, 01:13:43 PM »
Dunno. was there a month or so ago and we got thru to the Lismore Clubs wash station. Elkhorn Road is still open and so are most of the others. Proll going back up next weekend so will try to report back.

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Re: OK .. Headed to Ewingar SF this weekend :)
« Reply #29 on: August 31, 2020, 11:42:18 AM »
Thanks for the good detail - I'd hoped to go there last October but the bushfires started!

Looking forward to some pictures of what you got.

So it was generally fine for kids around 10 & 12 to speck around?

Many leeches in the creek or mainly in the bush?

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