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Re: Trip Advice
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2021, 09:37:27 AM »

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Re: Trip Advice
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2021, 01:01:40 PM »
Tinker, thanks for the generous run down on your trip. Encouraging that you found so many people who were helpful. Were you staying in motels, caravanning or camping? What kind of accommodation costs around these areas?

And now what with your collection. Are you a lapadarist?
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Re: Trip Advice
« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2021, 03:22:30 PM »
Yes Harry Opal, I've been into lapidary for around 30 years, but have only really got into it since I retired 12 years ago.  I am also a qualified Silver Smith and set a lot of my pretty stones. a lapidarist.  Mate we mostly stayed in Motels, based ourselves at Narrabri the first two nights and costs were $95 per night, stayed two nights Tamworth $98 per night, 1 night at the Prospectors C/V Park at Nundle in a cabin which was two bedroom, with two double beds and a single with all the mode cons and over looking the Peel River, where the manager told me he panned for gold that was $125 for the night and then Bathurst at the Gold Panner $98 for the night with breakfast.

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Re: Trip Advice
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2021, 04:29:37 PM »
 Some nice stuff in your photos Colin I like the Carnelion from Bellata often think it could be faceted like fire opal much of it is just as bright.
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Re: Trip Advice
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2021, 05:17:04 PM »
Yes mate, run into a fella whilst I was up there from SA, he was there for the sole purpose of finding some and taking it home to Facet.

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Re: Trip Advice
« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2021, 03:55:03 PM »
Thanks for the run down on your trip. Am curious as to whether you able to use your silver smithing and lapidary skills to develop a commercial return for your pieces? I was able to incorporate stuff I made in my former handcraft shop. Closed in 2017 before Covid, thank goodness. Difficult times for many businesses.

I ran through your gallery by the way. What do you have in mind for future outings?
harryopal

 

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