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Australian Lapidary Magazine

The Australian Lapidary Magazine. For Sale.

Gemhunters. Lots of information.

Magazines  years old,  as late as 1965. No Internet, you made your own  equipment, Great Reading.

All the books on this site have been used, well read, but are mostly in good Condition.

Vol. 4 No 5 November 1967. Price $12.00 Postage Free. Good Condition. Vol 3. No 12. June 1967. Price $12.00 Free Postage. Good Condition Vol.6. No. 5. December 1969.Price $12.00 Postage Free. Good Condition. Vol. 5 No12. July 1969. Priced $12.00 Postage Free. Good Condition. Vol.4.No.6 December 1967. Price $12.00 Free Postage. Good condition.

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. .Vol.7 No 2. September 1970. Price $12.00 Postage Free . Good Condition.

Vol.4 No.4. October 1967. Price $12.00. Free Postage. Good Condition. Vol.11. No. 11 June 1975. Price $12.00 Postage Free. Good Condition.

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Rewarding.

Information.

The information in these Magazine is very rewarding, great information about Gemstone, Rocks, Fossicking Faceting, and lots more , some of the  stories are very old.

Finding where to go fossicking and what to do come natural to a lot of rockhounds, but there are others that need help, to find out lot more  information about anything to do with gemstones, these are great Magazine. to hold and read.

Astray.

Sometime Rockhound- Gemhunter go out of their way to lead other rockhounds astray in thier quest to find rocks.

Helpful.

Most Gemhunters and Rockhounds I have met , are very helpful and will take you out and show you where mineral are.

You would think there is enough Gems-Rocks for everyone.

For More Magazine check out the list below to make payments.

Vol 1 No 12. June 1965.Price $12.00. Postage Free. Good Condition

Vol 2. No 4. October 1965. Price $12.00. Postage Free. Good Condition.

Vol 2. No 6 December 1965. Price $12.00. Postage Free. Good Condition.

Vol 2. No 8. February 1966. Price $12.00. Postage Free. Fair Condition.

Vol 2. No 9. March 1966. Price $12.00. Postage Free. Good Condition.

Vol2. No 10. April 1966. Price $12.00. Postage Free. Good Condition.

Vol 2. No 11. May 1966. Price $12.00. Postage Free. Good Condition.

Vol3. No1. July 1966. Price $12.00. Postage Free. Good Condition.

Vol 3. No 11 May 1967. Price $12.00. Postage Free. Good Condition.

Vol 3. No 12 June 1967. Price $12.00. Postage Free. Good Condition.

Vol3. No4. October 1966. Price $12.00. Postage Free. Good Condition.

Australian Lapidary Magazine. December 1966. Vol-3 No 6.

Vol 3. No 9. March 1967. Price $12.00 Postage Free. Good Condition.

Vol 3. No 10. April 1967 Price $12.00. Postage Free. Fair Condition.

Vol3. No11. May 1967. Price $12.00. Postage Free. Good Condition.

.Australian Lapidary Magazine. June 1967. Vol-3. No 11.

Australian Lapidary Magazine. September 1967. Vol-4. No 3.

Vol 4. No 4. October 1967.

Australian Lapidary Magazine. November 1967. Vol-4. No 5.

Vol 4 No 6. December 1967

Vol 4 No.7. January 1968. Price $12.00. Postage Free. Good Condition.

Vol4. No12. July 1968. Price $12.00. Postage Free. Good Condition.

Vol 5. No 5. December 1968. Price 12.00. Postage Free. Good Condition.

Australian Lapidary Magazine. July 1969. Vol-5. No 12.

Vol.6 No. 4 November 1969. Price $12.00. Postage Free. In Fair Condition.

Australian Lapidary Magazine. December 1969. Vol 6. No 5.

Vol 7. No1. August 1970. Price $12.00 Postage Free. Good Condition.

Vol 8. No 9. April 1972. Price $12.00. Postage Free. Good Condition.

Vol.8.No10. May 1972. Price  $12.00. Postage Free. Good Condition.

Vol.8 No11. June 1972. Price $12.00. Postage Free. Good Condition.

Vol 8. No 12. July 1972. Price $12.00. Postage Free. Good Condition.

Vol.9 No 1 August 1972. Price $12.00. Postage Free. Good Condition.

Vol.9. No2. September 1972. Price $12.00.

Vol. 11. No 10. May 1975. Price $12.00. Postage Free. Good Condition

Vol 11. No 11. June 1975

Vol 12. No6. January 1976. Price $12.00. Postage Free. Good Condition.

Vol 12 No 10. May 1976. Price $12.00

Vol 12. No 11. June 1976. Price $12.00. Postage Free. Good Condition.

Vol 12. No 12. July 1976. Price $12.00. Postage Free. Good Condition.

Vol 13. No 1. August 1976. Price $12.00. Postage Free. Good Condition.

Vol 13. No 2. September 1976. Price $12.00. Postage Free. Good Condition.

Vol 13. No 3. October 1976. Price $12.00. Postage Free. Good Condition.

Vol 13. No 4. November 1976. Price $12.00. Postage Free. Good Condition.

Vol 13. No 5. December 1976. Price $12.00. Postage Free. Good Condition.

Vol 13. No 7. February 1977. Price $12.00. Postage Free. Good Condition.

Vol 13. No 11. June 1977. Price $12.00. Postage Free. Good Condition.

Vol 14. No 1. August 1977. Price $12.00. Postage Free. Good Condition.

Vol 14. No 9. April 1978. Price $12.00. Postage Free. Good Condition.

Vol 14. No 10. May 1978. Price $12.00. Postage Free. Good Condition.

Vol 14. No 11. June 1978. Price $12.00. Postage Free. Good Condition.

Vol 14. No 12. July 1978. Price $12.00. Postage Free. Good Condition.

If you would like to buy one  or more of the magazine please Contact me.

Please leave me a comment, this will go direct to me.

Some of the magazine my not be listed in  shop Products.

Go visit my online shop.

Have a great Day.

Wendy.

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Start A Rock Collection.

Start a Rock Collection.

Giving a sample of rock specimens, can be a good start for a child interested in geology.( Rock Collecting).

They’re handy and everywhere, small, and not too expensive.

Books, maps, a good rock hammer, a magnifier, and the guidance of local experts will take your child much further.


 

Starting Collecting Rock/Stones.

Start your Rock Collection  , buying a pamphlet/book about rocks/gemstones and a few basic tools, is all you need to begin. Going on holidays in the car, stop and have a look around, on the side of the road, there is  lots of places where you can find all different types of  rocks  Yes you can buy them but you don’t know if they are real.



Are Your Rocks Real.

How do you  know if your rock is real or not.

Well if you go to a tourist shop and buy something packaged in a beautiful boxes or card, you can guest they are made by the millions, for shops. Don’t buy collections that are glued to a card—that discourages close examination of the rocks. Your rocks should still be dirty and have they own personality-look. Some rocks are the same size but one might be  heavy, than the other rock. This is where you get the interest in Rockhunting/Fossicking. Understanding and finding out Why the different.

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Lapidary Club.

Joining your local Rock (lapidary ) Club Is a good idea. They will help you out, where to find rocks. Most of the time the clubs have tag along tours, and they show you what to look for.

There is a lot of shop that have samples of rocks, never buy ones that are  clean and pretty/shiny. Buy dirty rocks and clean them up your self. use washing up detergent and a brush. to clean the dirt off. Again you local Lapidary club has the equipment to make your rock shine. Parents will most likely have to do all the work, because most clubs wont let children under 12 years use there machine.

Lapidary Equipment.

Another away is to buy your own equipment. To clean and polish small rocks is to use a tumbler. Tumblers are used to put a high polish on stones, they round of the corners, come out pretty shinny. Takes up to 6 weeks.

The best  way is to go to your local Lapidary Club and join, they have lots of equipment to use, and show you how to use the equipment and cut and polish your stone.

 

Use  a Dremel .


Dremel 4000-6/50 120-Volt Variable-Speed Rotary Tool with 50 Accessories


When I started out I used a Dremel to clean my rocks. I had to wear a mask because of the dust.My first stones I tried to polish was a opal, opal is mostly sandstone, so it was quite easy to shape a stone. With harder stone like a Amethyst, that are not clear, hit them with a hammer to make them smaller, then go and shape them. using a tumble to polish  these stones are much easier way.

Use Wet and Dry Sand Paper.

Using wet and dry sand paper to polish a stone. Have a flat piece of glass, put your sand paper on the glass, wet if and start rubbing, it does take a long time. ( Do it while watching TV.)

 

I will add more equipment later.

Have a great day.

Wendy.