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#1676

Billy
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11 July 2018 11:04 pm

Nice one Wally!!

I like the "ridge" on the top of that pretty rock. cool

Great time of year to be anywhere under the Aussie cross thumbsup


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#1677

Heatho
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12 July 2018 09:19 am

Geez mate, that's a decent trip. Pity Shauno is out prospecting for gold at the moment, he likely would have been more than keen to catch up and show you around.

Nice stone.


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#1678

Lefty
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12 July 2018 10:27 am

Looks like a nice find there Wally thumbsup

Can't really tell from the photo - is it worth doing anything with? I can see what look like some nice flashes of colour.

#1679

RockRat
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12 July 2018 11:18 am

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Found a few of these yesterday, not clear ,more yellow in color,
others iv'e found were clear.color change in the clay, a gemologist
friend said they were ..Jack Straw Crystals. Anyone one heard
of that term. thanks in advance.

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#1680

Heatho
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12 July 2018 11:39 am

Never heard of that name before but I love rutilated or tourmalinated quartz, very nice.


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#1681

goldierocks
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12 July 2018 12:10 pm

Heatho wrote:

Never heard of that name before but I love rutilated or tourmalinated quartz, very nice.

Jackstraw refers to the shape of the inclusions, not the mineral - they can be all sorts of things (tourmaline, rutile, epidote). Interesting specimen.


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#1682

RockRat
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12 July 2018 01:18 pm

thanks for that, so what are the shapes goldilocks,,
the difference i can see with others i find is that
the tourmaline is scattered in the crystal, others
have the tourmaline coming from the bottom.

#1683

RockRat
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12 July 2018 01:21 pm

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A few more .

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#1684

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12 July 2018 01:50 pm

RockRat wrote:

thanks for that, so what are the shapes goldilocks,,
the difference i can see with others i find is that
the tourmaline is scattered in the crystal, others
have the tourmaline coming from the bottom.

Jackstraws? Like long thin tubes or straws or hairs. The position simply depends on when the tourmaline started or stopped growing relative to the quartz. The silicon that forms quartz is unlikely to become depleted in the solution from which the quartz is growing, compared with things like sodium, iron, boron and aluminium which are required in addition to silicon to form tourmaline. It could conceivably also be a temperature effect due to cooling of the fluid (quartz will tend to crystallize down to low temperatures, probably tourmaline will not). Since the fluid will be water, the oxygen and hydrogen required for these minerals will always be present.

Nice specimens!


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#1685

Lefty
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12 July 2018 02:19 pm

Neat specimens thereRockrat! thumbsup

#1686

RockRat
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16 July 2018 11:28 pm

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A cluster coming out a couple of weeks ago,
soak the ground so don't break. like the mud smile

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#1687

J Treasure
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12 August 2018 06:11 pm

Freshly dug saph and zircon. CQ gemfields
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#1688

Wally69
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12 August 2018 06:52 pm

cool some nice colours there JT

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#1689

Mackka
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12 August 2018 07:14 pm

Gotta agree with you Wally, nice colours.
Well done JT.
Mackka smile

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#1690

Lefty
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12 August 2018 09:16 pm

Did well there J Treasure thumbsup

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#1691

J Treasure
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13 August 2018 10:51 pm

145 carat Sapphire (bomb) multicolor dug in Reward, Qld. Mostly green with yellow and vibrant blue section.
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#1692

Wally69
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13 August 2018 11:37 pm

yikes yikes yikes I want one tongue tongue tongue

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#1693

Lefty
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13 August 2018 11:42 pm

Any clean material inside it worth faceting?

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#1694

Heatho
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14 August 2018 08:35 am

Looks like there could be a slice or 2 in there worth having a go with. I've seen bombs from there pushing upward of 1000ct, the size of mandarins.


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#1695

Mackka
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14 August 2018 08:55 am

That is one sweet stone party
Mackka

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#1696

J Treasure
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14 August 2018 09:45 am

Lefty wrote:

Any clean material inside it worth faceting?

Pretty certain a couple slices will be nice.


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#1697

Phil_In_Boots
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14 August 2018 09:45 am

That is a nice stone J, you are obviously digging in the right spot!

Philip

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#1698

Chiron52
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14 August 2018 05:15 pm

Awesome stone JT. thumbsup
You sure you haven't been cutting and pasting?
big_smile


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#1699

J Treasure
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14 August 2018 06:06 pm

Chiron52 wrote:

Awesome stone JT. thumbsup
You sure you haven't been cutting and pasting?
big_smile

Thanks. Not sure what you mean?
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#1700

Chiron52
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14 August 2018 06:16 pm

I was just kidding JT.
The coloured layers almost look like 3 different pieces glued together.
It's truly a beautiful stone mate. A great find.
Cheers.


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