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#1

Conan
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17 November 2020 11:45 am

Hi All

Going out to Blue Hills next week and was wondering if anyone has been out there lately. The boss gave me a leave pass for the day so making the most of it. I know there is one trench in the pine trees that follows the quarts vein from the right hand side of the quarry but was wondering why there arn't other trenches following the other 2 or 3 veins into the pine trees. Or has this already been done in the past and they have been filled in already.

Yours Prospecting beer

#2

EVIE/BEE
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17 November 2020 01:55 pm

Last time i was out there in the 1970's it was all active claims with locked gates and some had guard dogs kennelled at the gates.

What's it like now? sad

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DrDuck
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17 November 2020 02:39 pm

Hey Conan

If you search for Blue Hills Quarry using the magnifying glass button at the top of this page you will find a number of threads of interest.


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#4

Conan
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19 November 2020 09:49 am

Evie/Bee

The quarry is open, no gates or signs, not much left of the quarry face anymore but still a nice place to go.

DrDuck

Yes I've been through most of the threads but it still doesn't explain what I was after. Anyway one day when I have a bit of time I might try and cross trench and see if I can pick up the vein. But I might need a few helpers with me when I do.

Yours Prospecting beer beer beer

Conan

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#5

Conan
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27 November 2020 01:01 pm

Went to the Hill yesterday, very hot in sun but not too bad in the trees. The blow flies where the size of ping pong balls and very noisey. Sounded like some logging happening nearby. Found a few big_smile big_smile big_smile beer beer beer beer 1606442439_127829548_750881342443832_6399457134301988101_n.jpg

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Squint
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28 November 2020 04:48 pm

Nice find mate. I found a pretty good specimen during my visit there about twelve months ago, had about adozen light smokey points on it. Unfortunately one of the kids decided their pickaxe belonged in the same bucket as our finds. Oh well. lol

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Kotolos
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04 December 2020 02:06 pm

Went there recently, found quite a large amount near the pine trees on the top on the righthand side of the quarry near the water.

This is one of the types of smaller ones I found.
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Go free yourself

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23 January 2021 07:58 am

1611349149_b62e8a5f-2836-4e64-93e9-d7d617f9b95b.jpgWent out to the quarry yesterday and found our first Smokey quartz crystal, about 7.5 cm long and 3 cm wide. Pretty excited for our first attempt.

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Sandta
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23 January 2021 08:40 am

Gotta be happy with that !!
Congrats, its a ripper thumbsup

#10

Kotolos
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23 January 2021 08:47 am

Nutter wrote:

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … 5b.jpgWent out to the quarry yesterday and found our first Smokey quartz crystal, about 7.5 cm long and 3 cm wide. Pretty excited for our first attempt.

We're you digging in the veins inside the quarry or did you travel over the top and into the pine trees?


Go free yourself

#11

Nutter
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23 January 2021 09:58 am

Into the pine trees, too hot in the quarry

#12

Conan
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25 January 2021 07:22 pm

What a ripper of a stone. How were the flys in the heat. They can be somewhat large and annoying.

#13

Conan
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06 September 2021 05:26 pm

Hi All

This Covid lockdown is the pits. Hopefully us Sydney siders get let out soon as its becoming more than a joke. I was out at Blue Hill Quarry 5 months ago and there were logging signs to the entrance of the quarry. Just wondering if the logging has been completed if anyone knows. Itching to get back out.


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