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tinker

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Heading to South Australia
« on: February 21, 2022, 03:57:33 PM »
Hi all want some advise re gem area's in S.A, I've been up north looking for opal, but this trip, I'm heading down to Warnambool to visits daughters and then heading west from there to Portland and then final destination Port Lincoln,  Does anybody have suggestions for the southern part of SA

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Re: Heading to South Australia
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2022, 10:50:51 AM »
My ancient Australian and New Zealand Gemstones and Where To Find Them manual says:
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Cowell: feldspar, hematite, malachite and common opal on the east coast of Eyre Peninsula. The area produces attractive serpentinised marbles and dolomites and also tiger-eye of moderate quality. Orthoclase feldspar of the Moonstone variety occurs widely in the Cowell-Cleve area with bright green amazonstone at Koppio, 20 miles WSW of Tumby Bay.

Mount Gambier: Olivine crystals occur in the volcanic bombs to be found on the slopes of Blue Lake extinct volcano, but not gem quality really.

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Re: Heading to South Australia
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2022, 09:28:38 AM »
Thanks Rough Creations

 

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