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Thursday, 30 May 2013

JOHN'S NEW ENGLAND MINERALS BLOG - AN INTRODUCTION



LIST OF ALL BLOG ENTRIES TO DATE

  Hello everyone ! I've been collecting mineral specimens ever since I was in primary school - more than sixty years ago now.

Collecting beryl at Torrington
I reckon it's time to start sharing some of my experiences with my readers, and in this blog I'll be concentrating on some of the things I learned while living in Glen Innes (NSW, AUSTRALIA) from 1988 to 2013. 

Those days have come to an end now, and we have left the New England and moved to Lithgow. This won't stop me sharing more New England stories; in addition I've started a Blue Mountains blog. You can visit that here.

Back in 1959 I really began to learn about geology by exploring the Lithgow district on my bike.
At Hassan's Walls, Lithgow  1959
Later on, one of my University geology excursions was based in Lithgow and later again I organised school geology excursions there from Erina and Moss Vale High Schools.


Erina High School Geology Excursion 1971


At Yarrow Creek after Sapphires




























  Meanwhile, this is how Sue and I have appeared on many Wednesdays as we've led gem fossicking trips around the Glen Innes district in association with the Baptist Church which we attend.
You can experience fossicking around Glen Innes through my YouTube site here.