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#1

Bullwinkle
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26 March 2020 09:56 am

G'day all,

I had planned to do a trip up to QLD Central Gemfields & Obriens creek in the next few months. That's obviously been put on hold for awhile. Which means less time looking for rocks & more time cutting.

All gem shows have also been postponed. So the avenues for getting hold decent stones to cut have narrowed down a lot. I have previously purchased stones through Ebay with varying success.

Can anyone please recommend any other good sources of rough for faceting?

Best regards

Bullwinkle

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Martyz
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26 March 2020 10:48 am

Hey Bullwinkle, I feel your frustration. I don’t know if you’re looking for sapphire in particular but I’ve got a few clean pieces of Smokey quartz I could give you if your interested. They look like they would cut well.
If so PM me with your postal address and I’ll post it to you.
I gather Australia Post is still working??

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#3

Bullwinkle
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26 March 2020 11:05 am

Martyz wrote:

Hey Bullwinkle, I feel your frustration. I don’t know if you’re looking for sapphire in particular but I’ve got a few clean pieces of Smokey quartz I could give you if your interested. They look like they would cut well.
If so PM me with your postal address and I’ll post it to you.
I gather Australia Post is still working??

Thank Martyz,
You're a legend. I have PM'd you.
Best regards
Mark

#4

Wally69
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26 March 2020 12:03 pm

Happy to make a topaz donation to you Mark

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#5

Bullwinkle
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26 March 2020 01:38 pm

Wally69 wrote:

Happy to make a topaz donation to you Mark

Thanks Wally,
I really appreciate it mate & can hopefully repay you when I do get back out into the bush. I'll send you my details.
Martyz has also sent me some smokey, so I now have projects to keep me going for awhile, which is awesome.
Best
Regards
Mark

#6

Dihusky
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From: Gold Coast, QLD
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26 March 2020 04:33 pm

Bullwinkle look up

BR Gemstones: brgemstones.com.au
Aussie Rocks & Minerals: australianrocksandminerals.com.au
LA Gems: lagems.net

These guys all sell at shows, so are going to be struggling as well.

I've got plenty of clear quartz that I've chucked in the garden, a lot has nice clear sections once you cut out the inclusions, plus I can chop you a piece of really dark Brazilian smokey if you like.

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Wally69
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26 March 2020 07:20 pm

Bullwinkle wrote:
Wally69 wrote:

Happy to make a topaz donation to you Mark

Thanks Wally,
I really appreciate it mate & can hopefully repay you when I do get back out into the bush. I'll send you my details.
Martyz has also sent me some smokey, so I now have projects to keep me going for awhile, which is awesome.
Best
Regards
Mark

No need to repay Mark, my reward will be seeing you transform some stones.

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#8

Bullwinkle
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26 March 2020 08:08 pm

Dihusky wrote:

Bullwinkle look up

BR Gemstones: brgemstones.com.au
Aussie Rocks & Minerals: australianrocksandminerals.com.au
LA Gems: lagems.net

These guys all sell at shows, so are going to be struggling as well.

I've got plenty of clear quartz that I've chucked in the garden, a lot has nice clear sections once you cut out the inclusions, plus I can chop you a piece of really dark Brazilian smokey if you like.

Thanks Dihusky,
I really appreciate your kind offer, although I reckon Martyz & Wally might have me covered for awhile.
I will definately follow up with BR Gemstones
Best regards & thanks
Mark

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#9

MegsyB007
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Yesterday 01:27 am

Does anyone know where Lefty is these days? He's been MIA on here for a while now. Is he OK?

Cheers,
Megsy


The Australian bush - love it - take care of it. But stay home for now...

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#10

pinfire opals
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Yesterday 07:31 am

I have a couple pieces of lapis, citrine and amethyst if that suits around 100 to 150 grams I would estimate, send contact details and will post off, cheers Noel.

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Bullwinkle
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Yesterday 09:02 am

pinfire opals wrote:

I have a couple pieces of lapis, citrine and amethyst if that suits around 100 to 150 grams I would estimate, send contact details and will post off, cheers Noel.

Thanks Noel,
I really appreciate your kind offer.
Best regards
Mark

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#12

LoneWolf
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From: Gold Coast, QLD
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Yesterday 12:26 pm

Last I herd, Lefty has a Facebook ? page selling his cut Stones now.. gemstone

I don't do Fakebook so I can't do a search for you Megsy... hmm

LW....


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#13

MegsyB007
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Yesterday 12:42 pm

Thanks LW. Was a bit worried about our old mate. Glad he's OK.

I miss seeing his fabulous stones on here. Will search him up on Facebook.

Cheers,
Megsy

Last edited by MegsyB007 (Yesterday 12:42 pm)


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#14

Pat Hogen
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Yesterday 03:24 pm

Sure would be interested in seeing his page if anyone finds it. I don't do FB either but my lady does.


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#15

Dihusky
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From: Gold Coast, QLD
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Yesterday 05:02 pm

Ditto, be great to see what he's up to. Been missing him for a while, I've also been wondering what had happened to him

#16

Gilly47
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Yesterday 09:27 pm

bought a cupla sparklies from Lefty, he sent me this attachment

https://www.facebook.com/Protea-Gems-272209923637425/


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