Tasmanian mineral specimens

Tasmanian Gemstone and mineral specimen Prospecting

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Re: Tasmanian mineral specimens

Postby Pocketbuster » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:08 am

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I think it's the maroona area I was thinking of it might say somthing about moina though sorry if the photos arnt much chop hope this helps cheers Chris

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Re: Tasmanian mineral specimens

Postby Pocketbuster » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:10 am

Also they all look side ways but if you click on the photos they will be normal and it's moorina I was thinking of

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Re: Tasmanian mineral specimens

Postby PatHogen » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:39 pm

It's a deal pocket, thank you in advance. I will get back to you when I receive. Thanks again.

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Re: Tasmanian mineral specimens

Postby Pocketbuster » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:50 pm

No worries mate sounds great good luck

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Re: Tasmanian mineral specimens

Postby Pocketbuster » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:19 pm

The book also sais that at the Ben lowmond rivulet next to the rex hill mine aquamarine aswell as yellow and brown beryl is found in pegmatite dyke veins but its right next to Rossarden Id love to go have a look but I've been advised from afew people to stay well away from Rossarden apparently it can be pretty dangerous for someone who isn't a local to spend alot time there I'm not aure what Rossarden is like as I have never been there but I'm sure it's a nice place the photos I've seen of the town with Ben lowmond behind it look amazing me and my parents travel to scamander and st helens about 4 times or so a year I love the North East I've alot of Australia but I would love to live in either Avoca Fingal or St Marys the three of them are excellent places and with the amount of tin mines around all three areas I'm sure the area would be litterd with Topaz as it is often associated with Tin, Cassiterite, and Wolframite Can anyone please tell me What Rossarden is like it might be a little rough I don't want to not go there because of silly stories from people that have more then likely never been there

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Re: Tasmanian mineral specimens

Postby PatHogen » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:41 am

Yep, it is about Moorina, but very handy anyway.
Rossarden may be a little like Mathinna USED TO BE like, be alert, be very alert.

Thank you for your time Chris. The offer still stands though, when I get back over that side and I find a decent cutter or two.

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Re: Tasmanian mineral specimens

Postby Pocketbuster » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:02 am

No worries at all mate glad I could help definitely sounds like theres alot of potential around the area hopefully you can find some and I'd love that mate thanks heaps just send me a private message or post back on here if you managed to get afew

Cheers Chris

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Re: Tasmanian mineral specimens

Postby blisters » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:38 am

Hi pocketbuster. As pat was saying. Its probably best to keep out of the sticks around rossarden over the summer period when the locals are growing their herbs. There was a case a few years back when someone ended up down one of the mine shafts there!
Might be interested in looking for some of that tourmaline over the north west at some stage.
We found a 30.05 black sapphire with some orange colour running through it a month or so ago. I thought it was a zircon with its sheen, but after multiple tests with the digital gem tester, it keeps coming up as a sapphire. Its a strange looking stone. It is the large black one in the top centre of the pic.
Theres been some big saphs found lately the bush telegraph says. With a couple of nice blues around the 10- 15 carat being reported. Weve been busy with work and havnt had a chance to get up there but hope to soon. Cheers.
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Re: Tasmanian mineral specimens

Postby Pocketbuster » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:04 am

There are some excellent stones there some great blues and some really nice zircons maybe that big sapphire could be a star sapphire it looks really deep blue in the photo if it has a couple of different solid colors it could be a really nice parti coloured sapphire the star sapphires useally have kind of a bronze sort of look to them and they get cabbed father the facetted cabbing them shows the star really well you've more then likely heard of them before but if not google will have some great photos I'll definitely be carefull If I go to rossarden I've also heard of someone being thrown down a mine shaft up there with a bag of lime because lime eats the flesh and everything away fairly quick thanks for sharing blisters let me know how you go when you manage to get back up that way


Cheers Chris

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Re: Tasmanian mineral specimens

Postby Pocketbuster » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:00 pm

*Instead of them being feacetted

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