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Frank de Wit

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Re: Croydon
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2013, 12:30:31 PM »
Nunawading Show
http://www.ndlconline.asn.au/Exhibition%20NDLC.html
(was: http://home.vicnet.net.au/~ndlc/)
Organized by the Nunawading and District Lapidary Club http://www.strahlen.org/forum/index.php/topic,10297.0.html

19-20 october 2019
20-21 october 2018
21-22 october 2017

15-16 october 2016
17-18 october 2015
18-19 october 2014
19-20 october 2013

Dorset Primary School
Rescoria Avenue, Croydon, Victoria, Australia

Also see http://www.crocoite.com/wiki/index.php?title=Crocoite.com:Current_events

Frank de Wit

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Re: Nunawading
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2008, 09:17:46 AM »
thanks Jon, I emailed Darren ;-)


Jon Mommers

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Re: Nunawading
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2008, 11:04:42 PM »
Hi Frank,

The Jeremejevite's are quite incredible, Darren  of Dazlyn Gems and John Tunzi of Quality Gem Rough Supplies purchased the parcel together and have quite a few in stock between 4cm and 6 cm.... to the best of my knowledge have not been offered around as yet, as Darren is preparing an article on them for the Australian Gemmologist.
No prices have been set although I suspect they will not be cheap.

Contact details are:
Darren Arthur
Dazlyn Gems
Phone: (B)  +61 3 9583 1998
Email: darrenarthur@westnet.com.au

Frank de Wit

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Re: Nunawading
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2008, 05:37:19 PM »
A nice bunch :-)

The Jeremejevites are incredible... I would love to have one of those large ones.
Then I can make a display with left my Wannenkopfe Jeremejevites (max.1 mm) en right the Erongo ones (x cm !)  :-D
What were the prices on those Jeremejevites?

Cheers!


Jon Mommers

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Re: Nunawading
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2008, 01:24:34 PM »
Finally some of the characters at the show, from the left:
Peter Hall, one of the leading Austrralian species collectors
Cyril Kovacic of CK Minerals, who opened the first lapidary show in the State and the second in Australia in the 1960's
Michael Newnham former owner Downunder Minerals, retired to cut  and polish Agate Creek Agates and Broken Hill mineral specimens

Jon Mommers

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Re: Nunawading
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2008, 01:15:48 PM »
more show photos

Jon Mommers

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Re: Nunawading
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2008, 01:07:28 PM »
Sorry about the alien, was part of a meteorite display by one of the dealers
Some general show photo's below

Jon Mommers

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Re: Nunawading
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2008, 12:56:43 PM »
Quartz with barnacle secondary growth from White Rock Quarry, Adelaide Hills South Australia and Jeremejevite Erongo

Jon Mommers

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Croydon
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2008, 12:31:47 PM »
I hope this short show report will be of some interest to fellow Strahlen.

I had the pleasure this weekend to attend the annual Nunawading Gem & Minerals Show, held in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne. Victoria. Australia.

The weather was kind, a warm 28 C, which helped a good attendance at the show.  By international standards, the show is small with only a dozen or so dealers, plus club sales stands and 30 odd displays. The Gemmological Society of Australia and the Mineralogical Society of Victoria also had stands promoting their activities and publications and of course membership and training courses.

The show had something for everyone including: minerals, beads, machinery and tools, cutting and faceting rough, carvings, meteorites and fossils as well as lots of people who just love rocks.

The most exciting thing for me was a parcel of Jeremejevite crystals from Erongo Namibia. The largest Jeremejevite measured 7.1 cm, possibly the worlds largest record single crystal. Whilst these were not on matrix unfortunately, ther were associated with some nice small Schorl Crystals and some had Hyalite overgrowths on their terminations.

Another piece that really caught my eye was an unusual quartz crystal from the White Rock Quarry in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. It was a gemmy quartz a little under 8 kilo's with a second translucent crystal growing up one side, both were terminated.

Prices appeared to be good and some traders appeared to be very busy. For the bargain hunter, the Nunawading Club offered awide range of material at very low prices from members. Lots of cutting rough and minerals from all over Australia including lots of Agates and micromaterial. While I was late for the opening I was able to get sme nice micromaterial including a Sielkeckite, Stillwellite from the Northern Territory, a couple of Pyromorphites from Broken Hill and a Roeburn West Australian Erthyrite with ????

There were a number of nice European specimens on offered including a matrix diamond from Mir, Bad Ems Pyromorphite's, Rutile from Bavone Valley Switzerland and quite a few specimens from out parts of the world.

Now if I can get some photo's sorted I will add them to this summary

Regards

Jon
A Strahlen Downunder