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Hey fellow fossickers. Nature wow. I live on the side off magic mountain tarbuck bay near seal rocks nsw. Im a fully qual cert 3 out door recreation. So that means certificate to be a guied for camping bush walking,kayaking canoeing,and rock climbing. So thats me but what i realy would like is to ask is for a fellow fossicker from my area to teach me or show me the trick off the trade.

Iv got a 4 wheel drive ute for camping and lugging me along the road to my destination in the bush. I have my own rock climbing gear to climb to the hard and unsafe spots.

Thanks and hope to fossick somewhere new soon. G'day Adrian, what are you hoping to find? Gold, rocks and gems, anything? Cheers guys. After anything really been to copeland and sourrndings areas but not much luck. But keen for a look around nundle area thanks keep it coming.

Forum Sponsors Rules Register Login. You are not logged in. Register to access all forum features. Forum Gemstones and Minerals any local fossicking areas hints. Mid North Coast Pages: 1 Login to reply. Newbie Joined: 26 March Posts: 5. Newbie 28 March pm Hey fellow fossickers. Member 28 March pm G'day Adrian, what are you hoping to find?

Good luck. Moderator 28 March pm Inverell or Glen Innes is only an hour and a bit from Uralla, plenty of nice Sapphires up there. Newbie 29 March am Cheers guys. Pages: 1 Login to reply.American Federation of Mineralogical Societies AFMS is a non-profit educational federation of seven similar regional organizations of gem, mineral and lapidary socities.

Founded in Features information on club web sites, club shows, collecting sites and so forth. The MSA was founded in for the advancement of mineralogy, crystallography, geochemistry, petrology, and promotion of their uses in other sciences, industry, and the arts. It encourages fundamental research about natural materials; supports the teaching of mineralogical concepts and procedures; and attempts to raise the scientific literacy of society with respect to issues involving mineralogy in the widest sense.

The Society encourages the preservation of mineral collections, displays, mineral localities, type minerals and scientific data. MSA represents the United States internationally with regard to the science of mineralogy.

To accomplish its goals, the Society publishes journals, magazines, and books, as well as uses short courses, lectureships, Internet website, awards, grants, symposia, and meetings for professionals, students, and the public. MSA depends on the involvement of all individuals who are concerned with the health and direction of the field of mineralogy.

The society cooperates with other scientific and organizations, and continually explores and adopts new programs and policies to better serve its members. Dedicated to the advancement of serious interest in minerals and related activities. The Friends of Mineralogy FMformed at Tucson, Arizona on February 13,operates on a national level and also through regional chapters. It is open to membership by all. The American Geosciences Institute is a nonprofit federation of geoscientific and professional associations that represents more thangeologists, geophysicists, and other earth scientists.

The USGS is a science organization that provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help us provide timely, relevant, and useable information. The Midwest Federation consists of clubs in 12 different states and has an adult membership of 6, Over 40 clubs in the Texas-Louisiana-Arkansas area.

Annual Show — October 19 — 21, — Tampa, Florida. The Alabama Mineral and Lapidary Society, is a non-profit organization for the people interested in geology, mineralogy paleontology, and the lapidary arts. The society holds regular meetings on the second Friday of each month except June at P. Meetings are currently held in the meeting rooms of the Vestivia Hills Library and usually last an hour and a half.

Club meetings include food, fellowship, and fun. The group watches educational programs about the formation of various gems and mineral deposits, how and where to best hunt for particular gems and minerals, and how to clean, cut, polish and display your finds. We learn to make jewelry and many different kinds of decorative art. Members bring their latest finds as meetings always include show and tell.In compliance with the California Department of Public Health and the office of the Governor of California, we are suspending all on-campus events and church services at North Coast Calvary until the guideline is lifted.

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Easter Devo Notes. Online Ministries. View Page. Jr High. High School.Faceting — An Introduction. While there are quite a few places on the internet that have information on faceting, I will try to link you to those that can help the most. I also want to help those of us who can facet, but need problems solved or who just want to learn from others. Select logo for site. Another really good site for introductory information is:.

After having introduced yourself to this art, the next step is to determine if you want to proceed. At this point, it would probably be good to talk to those who facet so as to get a better feel for what is really going on, and whether or not you want to pursue learning how to facet. While this page is available to anyone around the world, the links and suggestions are mostly geared for the people in our gem club in Charlotte, NC.

Now, you have decided to look into this craft a little further, you want to do it. How do you go about it? The CGMC is working to make faceting lessons available to members. Until then, you always have the option of taking a Faceting I class at: Select logo for site They have qualified instructors, equipment and supplies for a individual to learn how to facet a stone. A week of classes there can help you get hooked on this hobby. Other places where faceting is taught are: select logos for site.

North Coast Lapidary with Jim Perkins. The Faceting Academy with John Bailey. Information for Faceters. United States Faceters Guild. The format is on CD which can be downloaded or viewed on site. A superb way to learn from the experts.Our Council is very proud to have a wealth of talented artisans producing some of the loveliest and finest gem and lapidary works in New South Wales and the ACT.

This page provides a directory for people seeking to make contact with their local gem and lapidary club. Meetings: Second Tuesday of each month starting at 9. Club Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 9am to 1pm. Tuition: We teach silversmithing and casting, cabochon cutting, faceting, beadwork and jewellery making. Monthly: Jewellery Workshop classes are conducted on a Saturday and cost depends on project. Field Trips: Held during the year in school holidays.

Website: www. Central Coast Lapidary Club Inc. Opening Hours: Tuesday 8. Closed on public holidays. We have juniors from 12 years. Membership Fees including insurance are as follows. All new and old members welcome! Grafton Gem Club meets at our clubrooms in the Grafton Showgrounds. Sessions are held on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9am to 3pm and also on Thursday evenings from 4pm to 8pm.

Anyone is welcome to join however junior members must be over 12 years old and must be accompanied by an adult. Any new member pays the Annual Fee as per the quarter of the year in which they join plus the Joining Fee. Open Day, always in the second half of the year. Annual Gem and Mineral Auction, always in the first half of the year. Please see website for annual dates and details. Email: hvgcinc iprimus. Contact: Judy Salter claypaperthread icloud.

A full range of lapidary activities is offered at the club workshops and regular fossicking trips are organised.The biggest annual lapidary show in Australia. Minerals, gems, fossils, jewellery, tools and equipment, displays and demonstrations on show in Lismore, Northern NSW, Australia. Firefighters have responded to more than 11, bush and grass fires that have burnt more than 5.

The response of emergency services and the community over these months has been nothing short of amazing. It is distressing and disappointing to cancel Lismore Gemfest There are many people who will be very upset by this decision, and this is the first time the Lismore Gemfest has been cancelled.

We appreciate that the cancellation of the Lismore Gemfest is a huge disappointment for our Gem community, particularly exhibitors and visitors from rural and regional NSW who love attending the Show to catch up with friends each year. To our trader's please bear with us as we sort out refunds. We appreciate your understanding and patience as our team works through the logistics and issues that come with cancelling an event of this scale.

Look at this amazing collection one of our followers sent in. Mineral, gem, fossil or jewellery? Post a picture of your find bellow or tag us on Instagram at LismoreGemfest and we will share it on our FridayFinds. To be in with the chance of winning this great prize all you have to do is tell us why you want to come along to Lismore Gemfest in or tell us what you have loved most about Gemfest in previous years. Extra entry points if you post a picture of you at a previous Lismore Gemfest!

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Closing date, EST 12 noon, 31st March, This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Winner will be announced on Facebook 2nd April It's heads down, tails up on Fossickers Hill.

One of the most popular activities at Gemfest is Bob's Gem and Crystal Fossicking, where you might just find a treasure. Have you fossicked on the hill before? Have any tips?

Um WOW Photo: Soliloquy Jewelry. Aquamarine is the birthstone for March The name is derived from the Latin word aqua, meaning water, and marina, meaning the sea. Aquamarine is made of a Beryllium, Aluminium Silicate and is part of the Beryl family of minerals. Are you a dealer, vendor or tailgater attending the Lismore Gemfest in ? We want to introduce you and your stunning pieces to our followers. Simply tag us on Facebook or Instagram LismoreGemfest and use LismoreGemfest or send us a direct message to the page and we can show our followers a little of what to expect for the 30 year celebration of Lismore Gemfest.

Jason is one of our Tailgaters at Lismore Gemfest Jason is just one of our traders that travel across this great country every year to attend Lismore Gemfest. How great is this? It brought a big smile to Peter's face to see Jason again and see this painting.

Great to see the Power beating the Crows again Heading onto our 30th year celebrations we could not do it without the recognition and support of our sponsors.Faceters Corner produces some spectacular gems. This is a ct Champagne Citrine picked up on one of the Rock Hounds fossicking trips.

All dressed up and looking good for the Wingham Show. We had over people through our museum and had a very successful two day. Our Gloucester area exhibit is growing nicely. Next on the "Let's find trail" is the elusive Amonite. Very interesting specimen also from Comboyne.

We didn't know what it was until Museum Curator Janette Sutton read stumbled across an article about it in America.

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It is considered to be very rare in Australia. Zebra Stone from the Kimberely near Kununurra, slabbed pieces were collected from the Lake Argyle area which is now under water. Sphere was purchased from Noel Hackett at the Gatton Gemboree in - this Zebra stone is from a newer find futher over into the Northern Territory.

The Gem and Mineral Museum is constantly growing and changing. It features gems, fossils and minerals collected from our local area, an ever increasing collection from around Australia, and a large hands-on display for beginners and school groups that covers everything from fossils and crystals to agates and zebra stone. The Rock Hounds Lapidary Club has a fully equipped workshop that covers faceting, opal cutting and cabbing with trainers on hand to help out, plus there are a number of fossicking trips that take place throughout the year, from day trips to extended excursions.

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Wingham Brush is famous for its reclaimed rainforest with delightful forest walks and the tourist drive to Ellenborough falls is a day trip not to be missed. Skip to content. Kids love picking things up Hands-on display for students, kids, and beginners. Crystal on Blue Agate geode Faceters Corner produces some spectacular gems. Some of the Displays.

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Display Case One of the many display cases on show. Triassic sight Curator, Janette Sutton collecting Triassic leaf fossils. Rhacopteris Rhacopteris leaf fossils Carboniferous, Wauchope. Faceted Topaz. Pink Topaz A glorious and rare pink topaz found near Guyra by one of the club members Blue Topaz.

Early Carboniferous Trilobite. Early Carboniferous Gastropod Lovely specimen three gastropod fossils in one. Gastropod other side. Fine specimen of a Spirifer Early Carboniferous, Gloucester area. Lycopod Lycopod root, Gloucester. Devonian Gastropods This is a particularly nice specimen. Gastropods in a cluster.

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Wingham Show exhibition All dressed up and looking good for the Wingham Show. Local Gloucester Exhibit Our Gloucester area exhibit is growing nicely. Blue Agate Blue Agate from Wauchope. Chrysanthenum Stone This specimen was found locally at Comboyne. Chinese Writing Stone Very interesting specimen also from Comboyne.

Bella Bella, Mascot of our Lapidary Club.