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LAVA PLAINS

The access road to the sapphire field is only accessible by the mining lease owners to the rear of the fossicking grounds. The entrance has a locked gate.

My first experience of Lava Plains (North Queensland, Australia) was around 1985, when a local farmer allowed ‘friends of friends’ to wander around certain areas of his holdings, camp in a rough shelter used for putting out cattle lick in the summer, and randomly pick up bits of sapphire and anything else shiny wherever we saw it.

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Beckett Rock & Gem February 2019, Collector Corner : Chasing Thunder Eggs & More, Favourable Fossicking : Exploring Australia's Lava Plains, WULFENITE : A Symphony of Color and Contrast, And More.....