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HarknessHunter

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Crystal Mine, Kooyoora State Park
« on: December 05, 2021, 04:44:59 PM »
I took my family to the Crystal Mine, at Kooyoora State Park; Victoria. It was a great couple of hours and can't wait to wash and tumble the quartz and other stones with pulled out of tye ground. I was disappointed that the open cut part was full of water. Makes me want to drain it. But I was also shocked at the amount of holes that weren't backfilled by previous fossickers. There were so many and they were deep too. I'd love to go back on a cooler cloudy day and really dig deep and see what I can find. I got down about two feet and found some nice stuff. The sound the quartz made as you got deeper was more tinkly and higher means it was better quality. Was a great day out.

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Re: Crystal Mine, Kooyoora State Park
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2021, 06:30:08 PM »
Glad to hear your were somewhat successful on your trip. Not so glad to hear that some fossickers are still abusing fossicking areas as you described. This is a major cause of areas being closed off to our hobby altogether and it's disappointing that some choose to continue to do the wrong thing.
Having not bee to the particular area, I'm curious about the quartz found there, is it clear or milky and it in reef form (massive) or crystals?
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Re: Crystal Mine, Kooyoora State Park
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2021, 11:36:26 PM »
It's mostly milky. But I found some small clear stuff. I still have to tumble and wash my find which will take some time as I have to build a tumbler. But the quartz isn't in a reef. It's more a declining slope with quartz everywhere. A lot of the stuff on the surface is the solid milky white. You do find the odd rose quartz chunk but I've been told if your lucky and find a good spot to dig you can still find some nice specimens.

 

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