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Sandbagger
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16 September 2019 11:12 pm

I'm interested in trying out one of these thingamyjiggies to photograph my tiny little zircons etc that I find in the bottom of my pan.

Does anyone use one? Are they any good? Photos of gems out there using one?

Cheers,

Baz.

https://www.google.com/search?biw=1600& … CAc&uact=5

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BigWave
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17 September 2019 07:30 am

Endoscope or microscope?


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Sandbagger
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17 September 2019 08:58 am

See? I don't know. For taking close ups of tiny gems with my phone.

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17 September 2019 09:00 am

I use a USB microscope.


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Jazz
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17 September 2019 09:00 am

BigWave wrote:

Endoscope or microscope?

I thought this was going to be a topic about 'self surgery'. lol

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Sandbagger
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17 September 2019 12:41 pm

Jaros wrote:

I use a USB microscope.

Can you tell me about it please mate?

Baz.

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17 September 2019 06:00 pm

This is the USB microscope that I use:
https://www.electricburst.com.au/produc … gK4q_D_BwE
1568703556_usb_microscope.jpg
Simple to use, but so far, more than good enough for my needs.

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17 September 2019 06:21 pm

Go for it..... It will open up a whole new world for you... Not one of mine, but you can expect to see things that are out of reach with the naked eye or even a 10x loupe.. Anything over 400x is too big for this kind of view. I know some who are right into this sort of thing and have spent Thousands on their 'Professional' gear... Not needed I have been told. An Ebay Cheepie will do the same job, just look for the 5mp ones...
Micromount is the term for this type of thing... Mainly used on Minerals...
1568704807_agardite-with-conichalcite.jpg
I have shown one of these to a few and most have said they are good for this sort of thing... Of course, the more you spend the better they are.... Sometimes..
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Portable-US … Sw0JpV6~XY

LW

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17 September 2019 06:38 pm

Incredible image, but what are we looking at LW?


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17 September 2019 07:00 pm

You wouldn't see the Sprays of Agardite and Conichalite with the naked eye... By zooming in 400x , there is a whole new world....
https://the-earth-story.com/post/954172 … ing-is-the

LW.....


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17 September 2019 07:04 pm

Unbelievable structures and photography!

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17 September 2019 07:08 pm

I think I will get one as I have some Malachite and Azurite that will look sooo nice zoomed 400x.... If im right, they should 'show' like the pic I have put up...

Have a google of Micromount Minerals... It will blow you away with some of the examples... Incredible what Mother Nature can produce...

LW.....

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17 September 2019 07:49 pm

Baz, just buy one off Ebay mate and make sure it fits your Android. I used to use them looking in walls for cable when doing the NBN. Mine was plugged into a small laptop but have noticed you can get them to use with phones. About $12-15 from memory.


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17 September 2019 07:50 pm

Thanks guys. They certainly look like a whole lotta fun!

Baz.

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Matt80
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05 November 2019 10:28 pm

I use a cheap microscope from eBay that plugs into my phone for gold and an endoscope for checking car cylinders, both work well and are great to play around with. The microscope makes even the tiniest pickers look impressive.

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i've got a few over the years., never as clear as you want but boy does it help open up those nuggets to see the host rock. nothing better than spotting some red stone or any other indicator that helps in the current field.


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