FOSSICKING FIELD TRIPS 2017

 
 

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Thursday March 9

Field Trip 1: Junee – Wellingrove

Private property with access not normally allowed. You will be working on a virtually untouched bit of gully with dam water for washing. On arrival at the property, turn right at green shed and park in the slashed area. Expect to find variety of sapphire, zircon, garnet , black spinel. Standard fossicking gear is required. This property is padlocked and has been organised by Minerama for this day only. Limited numbers apply. 2WD vehicles with care. Keep within the slashed area. Approx. 21kms 15 minutes drive from Glen Innes.

Field Trip 2: Yarrow Creek (New Site)

This is a new site on private property on Yarrow Creek near Kingsgate. Travel out along the Red Range Road from Glen Innes to Red Range (20klms). Take the Tablelands Road and travel another 14klms to Yarrow Creek. As this is private property it is essential that the rights of the owner are respected and that entry is not gained until directed by your tour guide. Expect to find quartz (clear and smokey) and molybdenite with possible finds of gold, sapphire and topaz.

Field Trip 3: Emerald Mine Emmaville (Old Mine)

This is an old Emerald Mine being developed by the owner including the establishment of a Geology Centre a short distance just north of Emmaville off the Gulf Road . From Glen Innes travel out to Emmaville (42klms) and wait out front of the Emmaville Mining Museum in Moore St for your Tour Leader who you will be able to follow out to the site. Again this is private property it is essential that the rights of the owner are respected and that entry is not gained until directed by your tour guide.

Expect to find emeralds and traces of fluorite (both green and purple) and tin crystals.

Friday March 10

Field Trip 4: Wellingrove Station (New Site)

Private property and access not normally allowed. Wellingrove Station is located on the Wellingrove Creek and in years past saw good recovery of sapphires. This well secured section will be strictly monitored. 2WD vehicles should be fine with parking on a slashed area only. Expect to find sapphires, black spinel and zircon – standard fossicking gear is required. Approx. 15 minute’s drive from Glen Innes on the Strathbogie Rd near the 2nd entrance to Wellingrove village turnoff. As this is private property it is essential that the rights of the owner are respected and that entry is not gained until directed by your tour guide.

Field Trip 5: Matheson, Waterloo Creek

Private property with very limited numbers and access not normally allowed. Waterloo Creek available on the inside bend part only. This well secured section will be strictly monitored. Organised by Minerama. 2WD vehicles should be fine with parking on a slashed area only. Careful in long grass and beware of snakes. Expect to find sapphire – standard fossicking gear is required. Approx 15 minutes drive from Glen Innes on the Inverell Rd from Glen Innes. Turn off on Waterloo Rd at the Matheson Church. Proceed over bridge and through gate on right.

Field Trip 6: Rosemeadow (New Site)

This is a new site on private property on Yarrow Creek on the Pinkett Rd. Travel out along the Red Range Road from Glen Innes to the Pinkett Road turnoff (8klms). Turn right into Pinkett Road and travel about 17.5klms to the Yarrow Creek bridge. Approx. 150m past the bridge there is a gravel road on the right. As this is private property it is essential that the rights of the owner are respected and that entry is not gained until directed by your tour guide. Expect to find sapphire, zircon, garnet, black spinel and maybe a hint of topaz.

Saturday March 11

Field Trip 7:  “Crossmaglen”

Reddestone Creek Emmaville Rd. Reddestone Creek, famous for its sapphire has been made available only to Minerama. Look for sapphire, black spinel, zircon.

Field Trip 8: Family Fossicking

This site is on private property on Bullock Mountain Road fronting the famous Reddestone Creek. Travel out Emmaville Road from Glen Innes to the Bullock Mountain turnoff (6klms). Turn right into Bullock Mountain Road and travel about 11klms (Gravel Road) to the entrance to Boolabinda. Approx. 900m past the entrance grid you will arrive at the Boolabinda Homestead. As this is private property it is essential that the rights of the owner are respected and that entry is not gained until directed by your tour guide. Expect to find sapphire, zircon, black spinel and maybe a hint of topaz.

This Field Trip is for beginners and a family fun day.

Field Trip 9: Sheep Station Creek (New Site)

This is a new site on private property on Sheep Station Creek. Travel out along the Red Range Road from Glen Innes to Red Range (20klms). Take the Tablelands Road and travel another 7klms to Sheep Station Creek. Continue over Sheep Station Creek to the first house on the left. As this is private property it is essential that the rights of the owner are respected and that entry is not gained until directed by your tour guide. Expect to find sapphire, quartz and black tourmaline.

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