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#101

nathaniel
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30 June 2019 10:02 am

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#102

Squint
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04 August 2019 04:37 pm

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Thought I'd share these. Some of our finds from a fossil hunt we went on today. Beautiful day out in the bush and had some luck to go with it.

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#103

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04 August 2019 04:47 pm

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Hopefully this one works, I think first shot wasn't cropped enough and file was too big. Anyway these were found at a spot in the Hunter Valley.

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#104

Sandta
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04 August 2019 07:23 pm

Nice thumbsup

#105

TheFossil
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05 November 2019 07:49 pm

This thread needs a Beaumaris Heart Urchin (Lovenia woodsii).... big_smile

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#106

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21 March 2020 06:06 pm

so i will bite...some bits from nebo...qld
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#107

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21 March 2020 08:45 pm

I've got a lot of fossils from Mt Britton when l lived in Mackay.
I used to drive out there and visit some of the old timers mining
I used to dig for old bottles and one property at Nebo l dug an old 38 revolver.
When l was having a rest l scratched some dirt out of the chambers and they still had bullets in them.
I give it to a guy l worked with as it was his sister and brother in laws property.
He left the sugar mill l worked at.
I then found out about a double murder in Nebo back in the 1920 era.
They blamed the Nebo copper but nothing was ever proved but he was sent to another area.
I reckon l had the muder weapon because l was within about a kilometre or so of Nebo which was in sight of where l was digging and who throws away a loaded 38 revolver.
The revolver was among old Queensland beer bottles which were dated 1917 to around 1920 or so

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#108

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21 March 2020 10:27 pm

yep...went out to MT Britton whist i was there..very nice
.im a bottle collector myself....
.....good story.....i have also dug up up up a revolver in a tip in sth albury,,
but very old crusty guns the police cant or wont do anything....
too long gone....
if anyone wants directions to a place to go....
PM me...my back is RS so i wont be going back....just give me a coupla days to get back as Im not on the forum every day......

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#109

Thomo
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22 March 2020 09:31 am

Gassman wrote:

yep...went out to MT Britton whist i was there..very nice
.im a bottle collector myself....
.....good story.....i have also dug up up up a revolver in a tip in sth albury,,
but very old crusty guns the police cant or wont do anything....
too long gone....
if anyone wants directions to a place to go....
PM me...my back is RS so i wont be going back....just give me a coupla days to get back as Im not on the forum every day......

Just as you turn right at Homevale station there is a big fossil bed but it's been picked over for many years.
A guy l worked with at Pleystowe mill worked at Homevale many years ago and bulldozed a lot of the rock to make a dam.
There is also spinel in and around that fossil bed that another mate told me is an indicator for sapphire.

And ironically a young apprentice and his mate dropped by to my place around the same time.
His mate worked on the ( l won't say where wink ) very close to Nebo and said when they were grading the site they found sapphire but I've never been able to get there and test
I now live in Sydney.
The site is adjacent to the road and easily accessible

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#110

Thomo
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23 March 2020 05:50 pm

Redmanti wrote:

A mud lobster fossil. I used to collect these from a beach in the Northern Territory. You would see them in the sand at low side.

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I've got some similar ones from Landing creek near Mt Jukes near Seaforth Qld
I've got all my stuff packed away somewhere.
I think mine are 30 million years???

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#111

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24 March 2020 02:32 pm

from memory 45 to 30 million yrs...???

#112

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24 March 2020 06:02 pm

Nice to see some real Fossils for a change... Nice score... thumbsup

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#113

Dan the rock man
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18 July 2020 12:30 am

Hi I found this on Lighthouse Beach anyone know what type of fossil? It is
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#114

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18 July 2020 11:29 am

Squint wrote:

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Thought I'd share these. Some of our finds from a fossil hunt we went on today. Beautiful day out in the bush and had some luck to go with it.

Lovely brachs!


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I have kleptomania, but when it gets bad, I take something for it.

#116

Dan the rock man
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18 July 2020 03:20 pm

Is that like a star fish?

#117

goldierocks
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18 July 2020 04:14 pm

Dan the rock man wrote:

Is that like a star fish?

Same phylum from memory - echinodermata. But common name sea urchin. Imagine you take a star fish (the rarer 10 or 11 limbed species) and curve its legs upwards until they meet and it is a sphere - it will look like a sea urchin (without its spines).

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Robert Benchley...
I have kleptomania, but when it gets bad, I take something for it.

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#118

Dan the rock man
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18 July 2020 04:47 pm

Thanks goldierocks I will try and find more next time I go walking along the beach thumbsup

#119

Dan the rock man
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18 July 2020 06:07 pm

The echinoderm is going straight into my display cabinet power thumbsup


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