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Marauder
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28 July 2017 09:43 am

Hey Guys,

Trawling through the internet, and i came across a reference to being able to find Australites at Childers Cove, near Port Campbell.

Anyone ever been down there? I'm keen to check it out next time I'm down that way.

Thanks

James

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30 July 2017 04:19 pm

I was down there back in 2011 , was after the flanged button type tektites .
The undergrowth made it difficult to hunt & I found nothing ' not even a broken bit !

Be careful if buying these yikes
https://www.meteorite-times.com/norms-t … ed-button/

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31 July 2017 02:37 pm

Hey Outback,

Did you look on the beach, along the cliff wall? I've never been there, so any advice would be great.

Thanks

James

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31 July 2017 09:36 pm

Yes James I checked out both tops & bottoms of some cliffs plus a few beaches , even asked locals ' most knew nothing but some said they remember a few being found over the years .

They are easier to find around Manna Hill S.A. But being protected you can't pick them up ! same as meteorites in that state cry

Jack.

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01 August 2017 12:45 pm

Might be heading up there next weekend, so I'll get back to you if i find anything!

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01 August 2017 07:24 pm

Good luck , but remember they all belong to the Govt of SA .
Seems NSW is the only state that anything if found these days ! cool

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Marauder
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02 August 2017 10:18 am

Childers Cove is in Victoria! Not sure of the regs here.

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02 August 2017 01:14 pm

Marauder wrote:

Childers Cove is in Victoria! Not sure of the regs here.

Same rules apply in Vic & every other state & territory except NSW that allows the finder to keep them .

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02 August 2017 01:51 pm

Well if we find any it will be catch and release then!

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02 August 2017 09:12 pm

Marauder wrote:

Well if we find any it will be catch and release then!

Top idea ! wink

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02 August 2017 10:30 pm

Last I knew it was Finders Keepers in Victoria....????


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02 August 2017 10:32 pm

Finders Keepers in Victoria...

https://museumvictoria.com.au/discovery … eteorites/


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03 August 2017 09:58 am

Good to know we can keep what we find .
Nice pic of the australite in that article , and Port Campbell is just down the road from Childers cove .

Current thinking is that tektites are not from space but earth matter thrown up from volcanic action and formed as they came back through the atmosphere .

As a kid 40ish years ago I heard about the australites at Childers cove and pestered my mum to take me out there . I looked along the cliff tops but didn't find any thing . I must go back one day for another look .
Good luck and let us know how you go

thanks brett

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03 August 2017 02:15 pm

Sorry 'I thought NSW was the only state that allowed you to keep them ops

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03 August 2017 02:56 pm

Outback wrote:

Sorry 'I thought NSW was the only state that allowed you to keep them ops

All good mate, I only knew because I did the rounds with my kiddies, Cranbourne, Murchison....I have a friend who found a piece of Cranbourne Meteorite on his property in Pearcedale, he sent it off to Melbourne Museum and they confirmed it as a Cranbourne Meteorite.....
I did ask if he still had it and he couldn't recall what he did with it... thumbsup


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