A special spot in NE tassie that the kids absolutely love!!

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A special spot in NE tassie that the kids absolutely love!!

Post by TassieTiger » 17 Nov 2018, 1:26 am

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So, just sharing a couple secrets here - of which very few know but those that do - exploit.
Many people don’t know that NE Tasmania is a valid producer of beautiful sapphires (of every colour), ruby, topaz and other precious and semi precious stones.
One river with a beautiful camping spot in NE tassie is called moorina and the weld river runs through this tiny town.

This little river (known world over in the gem circles - some interesting you tube vids from international gemologist cos) produces some amazing stones and my friends and I have sent several parcels of stones away to be cut - see pictures. The stones, once cut - do have value - some significant.
From my observation- kids go absolutely mental finding these small but precious stones and seeing a bright blue tranluscent sapphire stone peering at you from a sieve full of bland gravel is an indescribable feeling.
If you do bother attending, You simply need a shovel, twin sieves($30) and some waders for winter or shorts for summer. The camp spot at the river/bridge has about 15 fireplaces and shops are 25-30 mins away. The place is in the blue tiers forest reserve - so with the correct permissions, you can also have a shot.
If anyone wants additional info, pm me.
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Re: A special spot in NE tassie that the kids absolutely lov

Post by Bigjobss » 20 Nov 2018, 8:31 pm

Legend my missus is obsessed with gemstones, sounds like a brownie point winner for me.
I will see what she thinks.
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Re: A special spot in NE tassie that the kids absolutely lov

Post by TassieTiger » 24 Nov 2018, 7:29 pm

Some rough sapphires taken from weld river...arranged in daughters name...can see the different translucent type stones vs the not fully developed...

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Re: A special spot in NE tassie that the kids absolutely lov

Post by bigpete » 25 Nov 2018, 11:32 am

That's pretty cool
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