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HarknessHunter

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Tool suggestions for gemstone newbie
« on: November 22, 2021, 07:49:44 PM »
Hi everyone I'm new to gemstone fossicking and need some help with what tools I need for gemstone fossicking both dry and wet.

pc bowe

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Re: Tool suggestions for gemstone newbie
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2021, 07:09:26 AM »
Greetings Harknesshunter.
Input vs output spend $10 to find $100.
Where ever you go what ever you do you normally start with specing. So start there.
My tool of choice is a plastic rake coupled with the sun at the right angle.


 

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Re: Tool suggestions for gemstone newbie
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2021, 08:40:58 AM »
Hi everyone I'm new to gemstone fossicking and need some help with what tools I need for gemstone fossicking both dry and wet.
Welcome to ALF HarknerssHunter.Tools depend on location and what you are fossicking for and how hard you intend to work (speck, scratch or dig).Sapphires in deep leech infested cold creeks: waders (neoprene), long handled shovel or trencher, long rubber gloves, sieves, milk crate to sit on, small plastic screw top container and tweezers.Sapphires in central Qld, pick, short handled shovel, sturdy plastic buckets, sieves, shaker or willoughby, tub of water etcFor heavy work a crow bar. Similar for topaz in far North Qld.
 beers Jerry
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.

HarknessHunter

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Re: Tool suggestions for gemstone newbie
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2021, 08:48:07 AM »
Thanks to both of you at least I know I don't have to pack heavy. Makes things easier for me when hiking to spots.

 

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