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#426

Dihusky
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29 November 2018 05:43 pm

Wally69 has just started a photography topic, and I've answered his first question which may help a few folks understand some basic info about lenses.

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … p?id=28731

Pat I have a GH4 which is also an M4/3 camera, love them, my photos are taken with the 60mm macro, it's a superb piece of Olympus Optics and Olympus make some of the best, particularly in the scientific area.

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#427

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05 December 2018 12:01 pm

Here's a pretty one! A 5.6 carat garnet with a strong colour-shift property. Bright purple in natural daylight, bright red with pinkish-purple tinges under incandescent bulb and maroon toned under fluorescent.

Natural daylight (overcast)

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Incandescent bulb

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#428

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05 December 2018 01:34 pm

Really nice colour alteration, would have been easier to swallow if the tone under fluorescent was BLUE tongue

I want to send you a special diagram for garnet, only if you have a 72 index wheel.

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#429

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05 December 2018 01:56 pm

I would like a blue garnet!! Bloody rare as hens teeth!

Cheers Pat, but I only have a 96 and an 80.

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05 December 2018 03:11 pm

Fantastic colour Lefty. The last garnet I cut was also a colour shift but not as beautiful as that. Reddy Orange to tan malaia garnet.
Funny though, this time the camera doesn't want to see it.

What type of garnet is it, do you know?

#431

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05 December 2018 05:56 pm

Cheers MM, acquired the rough from Glen Huntly about 6 months ago, they were labled but Glen didn't write it on tbe bag, just the carat weight and price per carat. I recall that it originates from Africa but not sure about other specifics.

Amazing colour, had me looking closely for natural features. But yes, it contains irregularly distributed groupings of the tiny "three-directional" crystals Ive seen at tbe loupe level in nearly all other garnets I've ever cut.

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05 December 2018 06:07 pm

Well I've just learnt something today - I didn't know garnets could be blue! Huh!

That's yet another very lovely gem Lefty! thumbsup


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#433

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05 December 2018 06:34 pm

Thanks Megsy smile

Yes, like sapphires they come in a wide range of colours and hues. Some shade of red is the most common colour but they can be most colours. Blue ones are incredibly rare, I think a few were found about 5 years ago in the Ural mountains in Russia.

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05 December 2018 08:01 pm

A beautiful Stone there Lefty..... Well cut too. perfect .. You know I love Garnets... heart I never knew Garnets came in Blue... I will have to have a Google on them... yikes
Hope the Fires weren't too close to you... I saw Lowmead was threatened.... sad

LW...


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#435

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05 December 2018 10:01 pm

Nice clarity for a chunky garnet there Lefty cool

Incidentally, I had a half cut one fly off the dop last week, still haven’t found the darn thing......it has turned me blue.

#436

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06 December 2018 08:35 am

Seriously, fellas, I wouldn't get too wound up in the blue garnet interpretation.

When Lefty said "maroon - toned under fluorescent" I tendered that it would be preferable to be blue - toned under fluorescent, because qld is maroons and nsw is blue - yeh?

Oh well, lead balloon territory!

But with regards to quality garnets, Lawrie and Yolanda Berthelsen in Townsville sell very good quality raspberry garnet on ebay and is highly respectable and genuine. He will accept returns if not satisfied and will answer all questions honestly.

Last edited by Pat Hogen (06 December 2018 08:36 am)


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06 December 2018 11:52 am

Seriously, fellas, I wouldn't get too wound up in the blue garnet interpretation.

When Lefty said "maroon - toned under fluorescent" I tendered that it would be preferable to be blue - toned under fluorescent, because qld is maroons and nsw is blue - yeh?

You know us fossickers is slow to catch on Pat lol

But with regards to quality garnets, Lawrie and Yolanda Berthelsen in Townsville sell very good quality raspberry garnet on ebay and is highly respectable and genuine. He will accept returns if not satisfied and will answer all questions honestly.

Good to know, thanks - are they Fullarton river stones?

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#438

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06 December 2018 11:53 am

LoneWolf wrote:

A beautiful Stone there Lefty..... Well cut too. perfect .. You know I love Garnets... heart I never knew Garnets came in Blue... I will have to have a Google on them... yikes
Hope the Fires weren't too close to you... I saw Lowmead was threatened.... sad

LW...

Cheers LW - yes, the fires went through the Lowmead area but I don't know how much countryside was actually burned. I know a bloke who lives there and last I heard he was ok. I think they stopped it reaching the little township.

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#439

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06 December 2018 11:58 am

Wally69 wrote:

Nice clarity for a chunky garnet there Lefty cool

Incidentally, I had a half cut one fly off the dop last week, still haven’t found the darn thing......it has turned me blue.

Cheers Wally smile

Nothing makes you bluer than a stone coming off the dop.

Except maybe when you offer this stone for sale on a facebook sales group and somebody makes a comment suggesting they think it is fake/synthetic sad But he deleted it again after about a minute - which is about how long it takes to use the internet to educate yourself about the existence of real, naturally - occurring colour-shift gemstones lol

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