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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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Lapidary Club- Mount Isa-Qld.

Looking for Gemstones-Minerals.

Lapidary Club- Mount Isa-Qld.

Clubhouse  – Isaacson Road Off Alma Street. Mount Isa.4825

E-Mail. mountisalapidaryclub@yahoo.com.au

Mount Isa Lapidary Club

Fossicking for Gemstones in North West Queensland

Find new friends that love to Fossick. Listen to there stories.

Find out where to go fossicking in North West Queensland (Members Field trips)

Find out what, Identify that stone is you found.

Learn where to go to find different Minerals-Rocks-Gemstones.

Mount Isa. Qld  Lapidary Club

Lapidary clubs have field trips and they show you what  gemstones to look for.

They take you to some great spots

Learn how to Cab your stones.. Our club have a lot of stones on display at there club house,  from all over the world, None of  them have much valuable.

Learning all about Gemstones-Rocks-Minerals, Rock Collecting, Cabing stones, Faceting Stones, Lots of Books to read,

Using the clubs Equipment for cutting and Polishing your Stones, Making Jewellery/Silver Smithing,

Listed to stories about what the club did years ago.,

How many people went   on field trips in the good old days.

Check out what other people have found.

Send your stones overseas to be faceted. where to sent them.

Lapidary clubs are full of information.
Need Help Contact Me.

I am a member of the Mount Isa Club.

The Club is open on Tuesday Night at 7.30 pm.

Thursday nights is Jewellery Night at 7.30pm.

Meetings are first Wednesday of every month. 7.30pm Club House.

Come down to the club house and have a look.

Love fossicking

Happy Fossicking.

Wendy.

 

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Rock Identification

Rock Identification.

Finding a stone that shines like a big piece of glass. Is it Glass or a gemstone. some gemstone don’t sparkle until you put water on them. The Sapphire is a rock in dirt until you put it in water, then it looks like glass.

Find a rock with shinning gold sparkles. Is it gold or fools gold.

The price of gold today.

Sand that has so many shining glitters in it.

Any good Rockhound/ Fossicker is bound to come across a rocks that he or she has trouble identifying.

The location of where the rock was found, can help Identify it, some times.

How to Look at a Rock.

People don’t usually look at rocks closely. So when they find a stone/ rock that intrigues them, they don’t know what to do, except to ask someone what it is, or they just forget about it.

Your local Lapidary Club.

I never new about our local Lapidary Club. The Members there can help you.

This is what you need to know before you can identify rocks and give each one its proper name.

Where did you find it.

There are simple clues all around. Does your area contain coal mines? Volcanoes? Granite quarries? Fossil beds? Caverns?

Birds Like Gemstones.

Birds carry some gemstones miles away from where the bird first seen that sparkle. You have glass, gemstones that sparkle like glass that I have come across are opals, sapphire, crystals, topaz. Plus there would be more.

Fossicking Trips or Going Rock hounding

When you go on a  Fossicking trip or Rock hounding  you normal plan where you are going and you know what you are looking for.  I have picked up rocks that I like, and I still don’t know what they are called. Learning more about rock will help me identify that Stone or Rock.

Make Sure Your Rock Is Genuine.

If you find your rock your self it has to be real/genuine , it is your stone.

Buying rock/stones you do not know , there is to many cheats out there .

If it is a crystal or sparkling rock to see straight through it is great. no lines or cracks.

 

Magnifier Glass.

You’ll need a magnifier.  You want a lightweight, powerful magnifier (also called a loupe) that has impeccable optics and is easy to use. Get the best magnifier for demanding jobs like inspecting gemstones and crystals; in the field, for quick looks at minerals, buy a decent magnifier you can afford to lose.

Your local Lapidary Club.

Join your local Lapidary Club.

Most of the information I have got about rocks is from my local Lapidary Club, most of the time you have to ask .

The members are full of information about where to find different rock/gemstones,  And most clubs have day trips  and weekend trips to find gemstone.

Clubs have rock/gemstones so you can see what you have to look for.

Plus the club have equipment to use to clean/cut/Polish your gemstone/rocks you find.

Rock Information.

Our planet is like a onion, made up of a number of layers.

In the centre is a solid core, which is surrounded  by Mantle and the crust.

We live on Earths surface on top of the crust, the tin outer layer that carries oceans and continents.(countries).

During earths formation, denser materials  such as iron, sank to the centre, while lighter materials such as silicates and other materials, rose to the surface.

How old are rocks.

Rocks formed when earth was cool enough for them to become solid.

The first rock on earth solidified around 4.2 billion years ago.

Rocks and Minerals have been forming ever since, and are still forming today.

At Earths Surface, In the Crust, On The Ocean Floor, and in the Mantle deep below.

 

4.2 billion years ago.

The oldest type of rock is Acasta Gneiss, which first formed 4.2 billion years ago.

Rock Identification

Finding that Gemstone is a great way for you to do rock  identification your self, understanding all the information out there about different rocks/stone, you never stop learning.

Lots Of Books out there.

There is lots of books out there, about Rocks, Stones and gemstones. Then you have all the different minerals. To kept it interesting and to learn about stones go to your local library and lend books.  Then again you can get a lot of information on the internet, and from your local Lapidary Club.

I love going out finding all sorts of stones/rocks, I am lucky I do not have to got far to find something. Camping out under the sky and counting the satellite that pass over a night. So peaceful.

Fossicker- Rockhound love what you do.  Enjoy have fun.

Have a great day.

Wendy.