June 2013 Articles


Renewing the One Ounce Club membership for 2013
By Gus the Prospector
Whenever I hear that ‘every man and his dog has been there’ I’m always up for the challenge to see what they left behind. On a recent trip to the goldfields I decided to spend my time working some old diggings located in a gully that, [...]

Cleaning up after Cyclone Oswald
By Golden Genie
When ex-tropical Cyclone Oswald passed over the Sunshine Coast earlier this year, it cut our sandy beaches to shreds. In all the 40 or so years I have lived here, I have never seen anything like the erosion the beaches suffered this time around. [...]

Every Gemstone Picture Tells A Story
By Fullerton & Rikki
My first brush with gem paintings was on a busy sidewalk near the Old Quarter in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam.
That day, my wife had propelled us at a frantic pace around various sites of interest (museums, pagodas, monuments) until suddenly I spotted some coloured, broken rubble. [...]

Sandstone WA is waiting
By Doug Stone
Sandstone is situated about 750km north east of Perth and can be accessed by bitumen from either Mt Magnet to the west or Leinster in the east. Sandstone is almost slap bang in the middle of the two mining centres. [...]

Bits & Pieces


Mother of pearl The Mother of all Pearls
The largest and most expensive pearl ever found is known variously as the ‘Pearl of Lao Tzu’ or ‘The Pearl of Allah’ [...]