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Look what digginhard did

Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:38 pm
by Triabannana
Went for a dig with digginhard and he put us on the spot to find this little beauty.

Re: Look what digginhard did

Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:08 pm
by warrenaw
Are you going to keep it as it is, or cut it????
Just curious! There's value and beauty either way......

Re: Look what digginhard did

Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:12 pm
by digginhard
Glad you hid that one mate.Last bloke was found weeks later after continually hitting his head on my shovel..LOL...catch you next time your up.By the way. I took a mate today and he found three nice cutters, all blue.My generosity astounds me.

Re: Look what digginhard did

Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:25 pm
by ratters
Well done mate, great colour, I love it when one like that pops out. Get it cut and show us the results :)

Re: Look what digginhard did

Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:30 pm
by digginhard
got a 7ct blue sweetheart 10 foot today from where you found that one Triabanna.Only problem is that it looks like it was hit with a sledge hammer.i wonder if the cracks are worth anything...

Re: Look what digginhard did

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:03 am
by penguin
That is one sick pebble

Re: Look what digginhard did

Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:58 pm
by Triabannana
I finally got round to cutting it have a look at it on YouTube.
https://youtu.be/FsPezGeU1n0
I had a bit of mishap when polishing the pavilion (I dropped quill and knocked it off the dop stick) after a bit of cursing and stuff flying around the room I recut it to 0.93ct lost about half a carat I guess.

Re: Look what digginhard did

Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:10 pm
by blisters
We haven't seen a post from you for a couple of weeks now digginhard, was thinking that the water might be getting a little cool for you! ;)

Re: Look what digginhard did

Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:53 pm
by digginhard
Blisters you are right on the money mate.The creek ive been in for a month now is so cold that for the first 2 hours after your arms get wet they scream in pain.Ive never been in colder water than I am now.Took some people out yesterday who blatently refused to get wet.They hung round for an hour and fled.Been picking up the odd good stone so its a catch 22.The creek is still low enough to get the goods but the water has you thinking about your mental state.Ill keep going till I find something worthy though.Just about cleaned up one area so I'm ready to move downstream for a look.As they say,harder the task the bigger the reward.All still welcome to come for a dig anytime,just bring your drysuits.Cheers

Re: Look what digginhard did

Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:41 am
by blisters
Yeah diggin. Days are getting short quickly and its getting harder to see down in the creeks now but the water is still low and the rewards are there for those who want to persevere. Might have to get me some wet suit gloves!