My childhood rock collection

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Dave79
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My childhood rock collection

Post by Dave79 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:06 pm

Went back to WA over Christmas and found my rock collection up the back of dad's shed.
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Tourmaline in quartz.
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Opalised clam from coober pedy.
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Prospecting must be like fishing, the big one always gets away!

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Re: My childhood rock collection

Post by warrenaw » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:42 am

Love the clam. That is special!!

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Re: My childhood rock collection

Post by junkhunter » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:27 am

Looks like some interesting pieces in the first photo . The clam is a beauty !

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Re: My childhood rock collection

Post by Dave79 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:45 pm

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Fossilized leaves from the Collie coal fields.
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Tectite.
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Pyrite.
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Copper, nickel and lithium ore from mines in the Ravensthorpe area.
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Re: My childhood rock collection

Post by Dave79 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:40 pm

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Coupla little bits from WA. 2 were sunbakers I picked up as a kid, one I bought and the others were given to me by old prospectors.
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Re: My childhood rock collection

Post by Dave79 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:09 pm

Added a few more fossils to the collection this weekend. Seem to have found an old sea bed in a local creek.
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Re: My childhood rock collection

Post by Dazza » Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:29 pm

We have fossils like those here in Tassy

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Re: My childhood rock collection

Post by Dave79 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:52 am

Those ones were from Tassie.
Prospecting must be like fishing, the big one always gets away!

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