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RockRat
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08 January 2019 03:54 pm

Cloud cover over Inverell this morning and a nice breeze,
so at about 10am through a few tools into the 4x4, grabbed
some meat for the bull ants to keep them occupied while
i dig and headed out to a new spot i had a feeling about,
but lousy with ticks and bull ants. After 20 mins digging
i started to get small crystals and with a sweep of the
bottom of the hole a couple of points appeared.
happy with what came out,will give it a clean up later. pickshovel 1546923105_crystal_2.jpg
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08 January 2019 06:04 pm

That place sounds like hell when you have to take bait for the bull ants, and it's lousy with ticks!
You have to be really keen to go there, I reckon!

So big congrats for the great find, mate! What a trooper! thumbsup

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RockRat
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08 January 2019 08:11 pm

thanks Megsy, It is a rugged place, but the crystals make
it worth the effort. thumbsup

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08 January 2019 11:01 pm

That's really hardcore,fantastic crystal/s though.


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RockRat
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14 January 2019 04:00 pm

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Went and had a dig at Stanifer early this morning,
4am start, love the bush that hour of the day, backpack,
sieve and shovel and a lot of enthusiasm to sink a hole
away from the usual sites in this area, bit of a hike on foot,
but was worth it, dug and sieved for 2 hours, the bottom
of this run of wash was only about half a metre down, so
easy pickings. All destined for the tumbler, except one well
defined smokey.
On the way home it was good to see a few
people with there kids having a dig in the creek.

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12 May 2019 11:14 am

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Out and about the last week, few nice pieces turned up.
Especially the black crystal bottom left.
Amazes me the variety of colors in close proximity.

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12 May 2019 11:57 am

Very nice finds RockRat thumbsup Kate will now pester me to hurry up and get on the road.

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18 May 2019 07:28 pm

Staggy Creek reserve was pretty good today, apart from a 3:30am start from the hunter valley. Got a few nice pieces of tourmaline as well as a couple of pieces of smokey quartz. Sleeping in car tonight near bingara, going call in to Ruby hill first thing tomorrow on my way home.

Stu. thumbsup

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RockRat
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18 May 2019 10:33 pm

Stupaul wrote:

Staggy Creek reserve was pretty good today, apart from a 3:30am start from the hunter valley. Got a few nice pieces of tourmaline as well as a couple of pieces of smokey quartz. Sleeping in car tonight near bingara, going call in to Ruby hill first thing tomorrow on my way home.

Stu. thumbsup

good for you Stu, Staggy creek can be quiet rewarding at times.
The western side of ruby hill seems to be the best, good luck thumbsup

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19 May 2019 08:27 pm

Only spent an hour and a half at Ruby hill,had to head back home. Took some material home to process later. Probably ended up with a couple of hundred carats of tourmaline, scales need calibration. Don't have any photos yet,phone cam not to good.
Stu

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RockRat
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26 May 2019 10:12 am

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Nice one yesterday. The ground is so hard
i was surprised it was mostly intact.
A gernie would be good. playful

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02 June 2019 07:40 pm

That is a nice find RR. Is that from your secret bullant location or another from the Stannifer area? Will be going through that area with my son on Friday for a look. Tried to go to Stannifer on my last trip but ended up semi lost in the bush. Was just after the big fire and most of the tracks were blocked by fallen trees.

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RockRat
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02 June 2019 10:18 pm

pm sent to you squint.

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03 June 2019 12:23 pm

Beautiful piece gemstone congrats thumbsup

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20 June 2019 05:14 am

Hi everyone.
Is it better to go upstream or downstream when looking for sapphire ?
I tried googling an answer but I must be asking the wrong question.


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No time in this life for regrets.

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Gimp
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20 June 2019 08:26 am

Is this a pizstake? Up then down then back up

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Gilly47
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21 June 2019 12:09 am

Start diggin where you land

ray pickshovel gemstone


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27 June 2019 07:38 pm

Hey RR, sorry I didn't get in touch with you as planned a couple of weeks ago. My phone died on the way, think it had something to do with falling into the water at Uralla. My son and I found some reasonable crystals at a couple of spots I'd already researched but I'm sure that with your help we could have done better. Hope you got over the flew and I'll definitely get in touch next time I visit the area. Thanks again for your offer of help mate. I will post pics of our finds when I get a chance.

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RockRat
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03 July 2019 10:31 am

no worries squint, anytime your in my area give us a bell.
Look forward to your pics. thumbsup

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