September 2010 Articles


The Luck of the Irish
By Tracy

With Christmas behind us, we packed up the car again and headed for the Victorian goldfields. [Read more]


The Tyrconnell Gold Mine
By Ken Ellis

When I said we were going to Chillagoe he suggested that since I had been there several times before, why not visit the historic Tyrconnell Gold Mine instead.
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An Amethyst Bonanza at Kuridala
By EK
The vast majority of rockhounds who have passed through Kuridala to the amethyst site would probably know very little about the history of Kuridala. [Read more]


Fossicking for Flourite
By John Menadue
I While fluorite is not gold, gem or treasure, it is a highly attractive mineral found in almost every colour; a mineral gem fossickers take some interest in and mineral collectors great delight in collecting. 
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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’ [...]