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#1451

Wally69
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03 January 2017 08:49 pm

almost cry

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Thought it was worthy of magnifying and getting a before shot

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#1452

Heatho
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03 January 2017 08:53 pm

Heart breaker. sad Oh well mate, hopefully you can still do something nice with it.


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#1453

Reeks
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04 January 2017 01:57 pm

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#1454

Wally69
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04 January 2017 04:03 pm

ooooohhh-aaahhhhh tongue tongue tongue

Where have you been playing Reeks - ND ??

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#1455

Reeks
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04 January 2017 05:25 pm

Only got zircon from ND Pauly, the nice ones came from Porters Retreat albeit small.
Any ideas on the clear stone? Zircon or more likely white sapphire? it is very clear, going to take some better pics tommorow.
Reeko

#1456

Wally69
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04 January 2017 06:58 pm

Could be, although the big D is known in the area, so a bit of scratch testing could be in order.

Love the green one cool ..... And the blue one.

#1457

Heatho
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04 January 2017 08:13 pm

I reckon zircon Reeko, but hey I've been wrong before eh...... lol.

I get them regularly at Inverell in that nice clear colour, they facet really nice too if you get one that's a decent shape.

Come for a spin up North mate, you'll love it. big_smile


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#1458

Reeks
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14 January 2017 09:12 pm

Nundle turning on some odd gemstones,
Big hematite stones, terminated quartz crystals, spinel, zircon and some bomb sapphs.
This was the winner today, a nice zircon and can anyone identify the strange orange stone?
It has a hammered look about it and an obvious tail, nfi what it is.
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#1459

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14 January 2017 09:24 pm

It's not sap is it? just looks like that colour
I'm no expert glasses nice colour's though smile

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#1460

AtomRat
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14 January 2017 09:58 pm

Agate Reeks?


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#1461

Kingsolomon
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14 January 2017 10:58 pm

Could be an original landowner relic that one reeks . Need a look at it .


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#1462

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14 January 2017 11:00 pm

So could of been traded , came from anywhere here , then lost .


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#1463

shivan
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14 January 2017 11:28 pm

Looks a little like chalcedony or maybe like AR said and agate. They would be my guess.


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#1464

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16 January 2017 10:03 am

I reckon the same as you guys, or maybe a piece of opaque citrine. Interesting rock though.


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#1465

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22 January 2017 03:54 pm

treasure !! lol
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thought I was on motherload when I saw that grenade lol lol lol


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#1466

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23 January 2017 10:08 pm

Anyone know what this is called? I cut some in half with the angle grinder.1485169640_p1230971.jpg

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#1467

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23 January 2017 10:17 pm

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New to the game this was my first attempt in a local site I have access to.

This small selection was found after being given a short intro to sapphire panning was the majority of our cleanup. Only a few hours work to get these.

P.S. Not sure yet if they are all gems or not but hey they are shiny and have nice colours - now just have to keep going to find a decent sized one.

P.P.S. Also this was the first spot we tried in the creek, have yet to move up or down stream.

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#1468

Wally69
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29 January 2017 02:43 pm

Picked Up this strange looking fella up on the NSW South coast, any ideas what the black inclusion could be ???

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#1469

silver
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29 January 2017 03:11 pm

Black stuff Wally big_smile
http://gem5.com/tag/black/


What a great day ! ,... " I'll see you in the field ".

#1470

silver
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29 January 2017 03:14 pm

http://gem5.com/stone/65/jet-lignite/
I'm leaning towards Jet Lignite ! big_smile


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#1471

22shells
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29 January 2017 10:45 pm

Found this today in an area known to have garnets, beryl, tourmaline, aqua marine and kyanite. Have I somehow found a rock with blue paint on it or is it something good?
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#1472

SneakyCuttlefish
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30 January 2017 12:21 am

Might be illmenite wally.

#1473

Heatho
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30 January 2017 07:32 am

22shells wrote:

Found this today in an area known to have garnets, beryl, tourmaline, aqua marine and kyanite. Have I somehow found a rock with blue paint on it or is it something good?
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Looks like a piece of Pegmatite, the blue bits could possibly be Kyanite. Nice mineral specimen regardless.


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#1474

22shells
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30 January 2017 07:43 am

Yes Heatho, thanks I've spent the last 2 weekends in 37 degree heat looking over pegmatite rocks hoping to find something with blue or green in it! Found plenty of tourmaline schorl but hoping this one is kyanite. Harder to find than gold!

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#1475

22shells
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04 February 2017 04:54 pm

Got 20 more of them today, here's 5.
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