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#26

rodney
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06 February 2018 09:18 pm

Goldierocks a Channel is the dirt on the inside of the channel is completely different to the dirt on the outside. Its about about 3 m wide here. I work out near the sheepyards so it is seam country and there is plenty of thick silcrete at the Ridge. It certainly would have been worth blasting we are not allowed explosives any more.

#27

Gemo
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17 February 2018 07:00 pm

Hi mate I avoided fb like the plauge anyways I got onto the buy and sell mining gear and Opal lightning Ridge and hit join its a closed group hope someone accepts cheers for the heads up

#28

rodney
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17 February 2018 08:37 pm

The gear that was on there has sold let me know what your looking for I might be able to help.

#29

Gemo
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18 February 2018 08:04 am

Hi hows it going..Not a bad turn around for gear. I'm totally unequiped I have some big holes the face shows 2 x levels 1 top 1 right on the bottom, nobby ground with plenty of middle. So i want to get the dirt out the hole and dig it .I have small tools gen rickshaw electric pick so I'm in the market to tool up on the cheap ..as usual..cheers looking forward to seeing the facebook site anyway. Do u sell opal on it.?

#30

rodney
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18 February 2018 11:02 am

Gemo I can probably help we the gear you need. I assume your mine is in the Ridge im at Sheepyards. Wheneer you want message me and you can come out and have a look.

#31

rodney
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13 March 2018 08:41 pm

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#32

SneakyCuttlefish
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13 March 2018 10:37 pm

Cool vid mate! Keep em coming. Love to see some pics of your finds!

#33

Gilly47
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14 March 2018 11:21 pm

never seen in a mine b4 very interesting Many thnx


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#34

rodking
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Joined: 22 August 2014
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15 March 2018 04:58 am

G'day Rodney, like your posts, great videos and some beautiful stones, good to have someone spread the word on opal mining.

I will be up the Ridge next week and would like to meet you. I'm an opal tragic who caught the opal bug in the late 80's when working a patch at Thorleys Six Mile. Recently I've purchased a house in the Ridge, and currently setting up equipment to go full time mining (agi, blower, digger & drill). I can't message you as I haven't made 10 posts yet, if your are interested could you message me with your contact details.

Thanks, Rod.

#35

Digging Hard
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Joined: 08 July 2014
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Yesterday 11:48 am

G'day Rodney,l am coming to the Ridge in March when it cools down a bit!Great if You could find me a Long throw hoist..max 1500..I Will try to get a claim at mulgas Or wherever it has potential!Easy to find a 9 inch drill out there?Worth it to get a lease and go for virgin land! IF You find me a good hoist,then l buy You av case of beer:))!if l drill some colour,then No worries to Share some info like a good gesture))Ok,Good luck!

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#36

MegsyB007
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Yesterday 01:25 pm

I love this thread! My grandfather was an opal miner and I've always had an interest in it.
Fell in love with black opal when I saw his spectacular one for the first time - awesome red flash in it!

Watching the last video (4) did anyone else see the line of 'flash' at 1:56?
I'd love to know if there was something there! It flashed like a neon sign - try here!!

Then again, it might just be potch... Ahh the joys and heartache of opal mining...
You have to be dedicated and have the perseverance of... whatever has a heap of perseverance!

Best of luck mate! Keep those videos coming - they're great!

Would love to see some of the opal coming out of it - show us the colour!! big_smile

Cheers, beer
Megsy


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#37

Mackka
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Yesterday 06:06 pm

Rodney hasn’t posted since March. Hope you are ok Rodney.
Mackka

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#38

MegsyB007
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Yesterday 06:31 pm

You're right Mackka - I didn't notice that.
I hope he's been so busy finding the flashy stuff that he hasn't had time to upload more videos here, and everything's OK with him.


The Australian bush - love it - take care of it.

#39

goody2shoes
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Yesterday 07:54 pm

Rodney has been having internet problems,

Goody smile


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