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benjisponge

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Newbie looking to fossick around brisbane area
« on: November 20, 2021, 04:16:26 PM »
Hey everyone. Relatively new fossicker here and was wondering if Anyone know any good places to look for gems and/or fossils in the Brisbane area. Just starting to get into fossicking but not really into panning for gold as I'm not interested in selling more the thrill of the find. Would appreciate any tips or advice. Cheers

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Re: Newbie looking to fossick around brisbane area
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2021, 09:55:29 PM »
There are hematite nodules in the clay rock shelf north of the Redcliff pier, it is attracted by a magnet.  Great fun if you have little ones with you.


I'm told there is chalcedony on the mud flats off Shorncliff and the cliff faces at Sxarborough, also near the Hornybrook Hwy, but I haven't looked.


Yours Sincerely
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Re: Newbie looking to fossick around brisbane area
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2021, 01:08:21 AM »
Thanks for the tips. I'll have to give them a go next weekend. beers

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Re: Newbie looking to fossick around brisbane area
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2021, 08:01:08 AM »
Welcome benjisponge.  Here is a link for you https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/activities/areas-facilities/fossickingYou might also want to check out a lapidary club in Brisbane area from this list https://aflaca.org.au/members/queensland-lapidary-and-allied-craft-clubs-association-qlacca/
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