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#826

Wally69
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07 January 2018 12:25 pm

1515288922_image.jpgThis 32ct New England smokey-citrine rough was found by my brother's daughter, it had lots of inclusions that posed significant technical challenges, but the colour made it irrisistable to cut and yielded a 6.6ct reward for her eagle-eyes.

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Last edited by Wally69 (07 January 2018 12:35 pm)

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#827

Lefty
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07 January 2018 12:54 pm

Beautiful! thumbsup

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#828

Heatho
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07 January 2018 03:02 pm

Nice work mate, that's a beautiful stone. thumbsup yikes


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#829

Mackka
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07 January 2018 03:10 pm

Glorious Wally.
Mackka smile

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#830

SneakyCuttlefish
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07 January 2018 04:20 pm

Beautiful cut wally. Turned out fantastic!

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#831

Sodabowski
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07 January 2018 11:30 pm

Shiny! Great job!


Thomas

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#832

Gilly47
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09 January 2018 01:10 am

VERY noice


1 wife 1 dog and a sieve

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#833

silver
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09 January 2018 02:00 am

Is that the best you can do ! glasses
Cause that's the best that I've seen ! lol


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

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#834

RedDirtDigger
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09 January 2018 10:55 am

Amazing job Wally. You surprise me with your hidden talents. You will have to visit and get some reddies to cut.
cheers steve


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#835

samrota
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09 January 2018 02:46 pm

Stunning


Sdc 2300

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#836

Wally69
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12 January 2018 08:51 pm

RedDirtDigger wrote:

Amazing job Wally. You surprise me with your hidden talents. You will have to visit and get some reddies to cut.
cheers steve

Thanks Steve, I surprise myself sometimes too, turned out much better than I thought as I managed to get excellent polish and all faces have precision meet points. Took me a bloody long time but the effort has done wonders in enabling the stone to show its true brilliance.

I have a little secret lto share between forum friends - I have one error in the cut that I know very well, but as it is in the girdle, it will be obscured by any mounting clasp.

Those reddies have been occupying my mind of late Steve, love to get a nice cutter, I can still remember some of those brilliant orange flashes mixed in with the reds. I can imagine a cut one of those being able to blind a man. Will let you know when I can get a weekend escape, unfortunately no respite in sight ATM.

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#837

Wally69
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12 January 2018 09:32 pm

Next up .... Smokey Quartz - Oberon NSW

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#838

Sodabowski
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12 January 2018 09:47 pm

Great color mate! Very promising material.


Thomas

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#839

22shells
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25 January 2018 10:15 pm

Some recent ones, SA quartz. Wish I could find a bit of smoky with colour like yours there Wally69, that one should come up nice. Don't think there is any like that here, not that I can find anyway.
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#840

headbut
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29 January 2018 07:16 pm

A few years ago when Wal was 1st selling his Walbankers , I met him at Grabben Gullen to buy 1 and was fortunate enough to get access to Grabben Gullen creek with him ,through Owens property & this is 1 of the stones we found. I recently had it cut locally by Paul Sabolta & am very pleased with the finished gem

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#841

Wally69
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11 February 2018 09:40 pm

Have struggled to get some free time but had a couple of hours this afternoon to have a crack at the smokey.

This is why some people struggle with Quartz, one edge chip contaminating your lap and your whole facet lets you know, 4 times in this instance. mad

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Not that I mind, if everything worked to plan, I wouldn't learn to work out how to adjust only two of the connected faces without having to go back and take a scratch depth off everything.

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#842

Sodabowski
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11 February 2018 10:11 pm

Aw shoot...


Thomas

#843

pete165
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11 February 2018 10:35 pm

headbut wrote:

A few years ago when Wal was 1st selling his Walbankers , I met him at Grabben Gullen to buy 1 and was fortunate enough to get access to Grabben Gullen creek with him ,through Owens property & this is 1 of the stones we found. I recently had it cut locally by Paul Sabolta & am very pleased with the finished gem

Do you still go to Grabben Gullen. I used to go sapphire hunting there when I was around 16 with an uncle. Would love to go there again to have a look at what I can find.

#844

pete165
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11 February 2018 10:36 pm

Some nice cut stones guys. Well done.

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#845

headbut
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26 April 2018 01:51 pm

Hi Pete165

Have only been there the once, but getting to that spot from the bridge would be a bit of a hike. Good spot if you can get access


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#846

Dihusky
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From: Gold Coast, QLD
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26 April 2018 11:41 pm

Gorgeous Citrine mate, its come up a beauty.

I've heard that quartz can be a problem, currently doing my first piece at home on the renovated Imahashi, so far it looks like I have been lucky, no scratches or chips, still got a way to go though so plan to go slowly on the crown to avoid the problem.

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#847

Mickomarlin
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30 April 2018 01:14 am

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I got this on my last outing. Any idea on what the final ct would be with cutting. And im thinking its citrine?

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#848

Lefty
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30 April 2018 06:36 am

Be a bit difficult to say what the final weight would be Mickomarlin. Needs first hand examination to say how clean it is, how thick etc. If it's relatively clean I would venture to say the finished stone would be rather large. It does look like citrine at first glance.

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#849

Jordon27
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21 May 2018 02:26 pm

Excellent work. those all the gemstones are great

#850

Wally69
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31 May 2018 10:44 am

A few posts back, I put up a photo of a Smokey Quartz crystal found at Oberon in the failing moments of a unplanned fossicking foray.

The transformation complete ............ big_smile

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