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First time at Weld River

Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:55 pm
by loverr01
So today was my first time gem prospecting.
i was only there for 2 hours, but here are my finds.

i am not too sure in what i have. so please help me out

(i know there is spinal and blue sapphires)

Re: First time at Weld River

Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:42 pm
by Philski
HI

Zircon, Sapphire, Spinel, Topaz.

The sapphire is awesome.. and the topaz would cut.
You can tell what they are by their crystal structure if any remains on the specimen. Its the most reliable way. Then colour. hardness etc. Awesome finding too. top effort.

Re: First time at Weld River

Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:57 pm
by loverr01
Thanks very much phil :)

yeah, there is one piece of the sapphire which is a beautiful dark blue :D

it is amazing in what you can find if you look hard enough.

Re: First time at Weld River

Posted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:39 am
by Fox
Great effort and good results for your first time out, mate. Well done !
I like your Tanzanite too - nice colour.

Re: First time at Weld River

Posted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 1:21 pm
by loverr01
Thanks very much fox!