Photo: Australian sapphires
I have recently been on a bit of a sapphire trip.
Growing up in a gold and precious stones mining area, stories of prospecting and discovery were all around me.
Then I had a girlfriend who told me all about the gully on her place where raw sapphires could be found.
A little later I started buying sapphires in Armidale, getting Evan J Lewis (a local jeweller) to make them into rings. The cost wasn't too high, and they made a nice local present.
Then life changed and I forgot about all this. Now it's back!
So I have just put up a number of posts:
- Fossicking in New England
- New England Sapphires - a note
- Mining in New England - working bibliography
- Sapphires in New England - historical notes
Never let it be said that I am not an obsessive!