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#1926

Pat Hogen
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03 January 2021 09:05 am

Hmm, nice little "dog's tooth".


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#1927

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04 January 2021 08:49 pm

Just saw this article. Petrified wood found in Qld with a surprise inside!

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A tree in a tree!

Cheers,
Megsy


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#1928

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04 January 2021 11:17 pm

That's so Cool. yikes thumbsup .. Looks like a Yowah Nut... But being Petrified Wood? Maybe not...

Have you got a link to it Megsy ?.....

LW....

Last edited by LoneWolf (04 January 2021 11:18 pm)


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#1929

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04 January 2021 11:47 pm

Wasn't hard to google.

https://relieved.co/petrified-wood-turquoise-opal/

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#1930

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05 January 2021 12:08 am

Thanks.... Mr Google and I aren't friends ATM... smile

No hint of where it came from tho. hmm .. Looks really like a Yowah Nut tho... from Yowah QLD...

LW.. aka "Lame Wolf"... lol


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#1931

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05 January 2021 12:34 am

Well its Not a Yowah Nut... It was found at Winton...

https://boulderopalsaustralia.com/opal- … TIZRQGvIl8

LW...


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#1932

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05 January 2021 01:47 pm

That is the most amazing opal specimen, great to see, thanks for posting that Megsy. thumbsup


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#1933

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07 January 2021 01:32 pm

It was featured on 'Opal Hunters'.. Season1 or 2...

LW...


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#1934

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07 January 2021 05:06 pm

Small world,... I bought the old Gemmasta Profile grinder that I'm currently restoring off John & Leanne

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#1935

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07 January 2021 05:27 pm

LoneWolf wrote:

That's so Cool. yikes thumbsup .. Looks like a Yowah Nut... But being Petrified Wood? Maybe not...

Have you got a link to it Megsy ?.....

LW....

I agree, almost certainly not petrified wood, but boulder (ironstone) opal


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#1936

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08 January 2021 02:00 pm

Does anyone know what this is found at st kilda beach Victoria

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#1937

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08 January 2021 02:51 pm

Possible glass fragment.

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#1938

Wally69
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08 January 2021 04:08 pm

Sea glass

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#1939

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09 January 2021 10:45 am

st.kilda sapphire

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#1940

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11 January 2021 09:29 am

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54ct o'brien's creek topaz

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#1941

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11 January 2021 09:19 pm

That's one hulla of a cut perfect sent overseas ? Or did you do it ?


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#1942

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12 January 2021 03:10 pm

Cheers Aussiefarmer I cut it myself

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#1943

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12 January 2021 07:25 pm

Beautiful work 100 % is there 60 faces ?


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#1944

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12 January 2021 09:11 pm

Thanks. It's actually the pavilion from Kraus round #2 design and the crown from rings of fire design but with the d facets changed to be the table. 1610446124_screenshot_20210107_141257_com.android.chrome.jpg
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#1945

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13 January 2021 04:35 pm

Combination has come out very well, did you adjust any of the angles for the high RI

#1946

triabannana
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18 January 2021 05:29 am

Dihusky I didn't change the angles I've found it makes little difference especially on clear stones as long you cut above the critical angle.

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Thought I'd show off a few of my nicer Tasmanian sapphires while I'm here
Mostly around 1ct-1.5ct

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#1947

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18 January 2021 11:22 am

triabannana wrote:

Dihusky I didn't change the angles I've found it makes little difference especially on clear stones as long you cut above the critical angle.

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … 113400.jpg
Thought I'd show off a few of my nicer Tasmanian sapphires while I'm here
Mostly around 1ct-1.5ct

Nice. From the northeast tinfields?


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#1948

triabannana
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18 January 2021 01:21 pm

Yep mostly from the Frome River a few years ago when my back was still capable of digging.

#1949

Sstein
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18 January 2021 02:12 pm

How can these stones be on the end of a shovel. Im starting to understand a little bit more about indicators of quality.

#1950

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18 January 2021 02:31 pm

Hope to get stuck into this really soon with the son, getting a clearer picture of what to look for.


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