Open day for general public to bring and buy stones and fossils at the club rooms, Whangarei Heritage Park.
Club members having morning tea before visitors' arrival on a train day (third Sunday of each month).
Polished things from members for sale or on display with Fay.
More pieces for sale.
Visitors choosing their favourite treasure to buy.
Laughter to be had here with members of the club like Lesley.
Workshop person Jim asking Lesley was it worth the cut, and now will we polish it?
Club President Carol getting some polishing powder.
A table well used for children to made shell and stone animals etc., like these ones are.
The other side also busy at work making their creatures with help from their parents.
Some of the many jewellery items from a few members.
You never know what you'll get when you cut a stone. This is our '' GHOST '' here.
Another family enjoying their Sunday out together.
One of the many diamond saws being used to cut a hard and difficult nodule.
Field trip to Puhipuhi to look for fossil fresh water leaf beds. February 11, 2017.
|View of the farm|
|Ready to go fossil hunting|
|Edge of basalt lava flow above the fossil area|
Field trip to Hukatere Peninsula, September 26, 2015.
|Neems Rd beach|
|Looking for petrified wood - Neems Rd beach.|
|Rock platform - Neems Rd beach.|
|Club members - Neems Rd beach.|
|Fossils - Neems Rd beach|
|Petrified wood - Neems Rd beach|
|Looking for more fossil wood - Metcalfe Rd beach.|
|Heading round the coast - Metcalfe Rd beach|
|On the tidal flats - Metcalfe Rd beach|
|Les with jasper boulder - Metcalfe Rd beach|
Club meeting. April 7, 2014. Spotlight on the Whangarei Harbour.
Psilomelane from Manganese Point.
Beater, Limestone Island.
Concretion and flake tool.
Petrified wood, Onerahi.
Adzes, Portland area.
Petrified, worm-bored wood, and wood and leaf in a concretion - Onerahi.
Jasper-agate, petrified wood and fossil turret shells in mudstone - Onerahi.
Garnet andesite with xenoliths - schist and gabbro - Munro Bay.
Bivalve fossil and internal moulds in mudstone, and gastropod fossil - Onerahi.
Fossil crabs, fossil fish vertebrae, and mystery object (part of stingray barb) - Onerahi.
Club meeting. October 7, 2013. Spotlight on glass.
Desert glass - Australia
Australite - Australian tektite
Faceted glass - Whangarei
Obsidian flake tool - Baylys Beach
Fieldtrip to Puhipuhi fossil geothermal area. August 25, 2013.
The way there.
Rock wall in old quarry.
Sinter with cinnabar, in situ.
Sinter with cinnabar.
Radiating stibnite in sinter.
Fieldtrip to Waimatenui area. April 20, 2013.
Mangakahia River at Twin Bridges
Mangakahia River again
Club meeting April 2, 2013. Spotlight - something marine, i.e., anything formed in or retrieved from the sea.
Banded iron formation, radiolarian chert, limestone with microfossils, fossil crab, fossil whale bone, psilomelane flowers in jasper, concretions, beach agates, fossil coconuts from Coopers Beach, flax beater, garnets and garnet sand.
Black coral, fossil crab, obsidian with embedded paua shell, phosphate nodule from Chatham Rise, radiolarian chert, fossil whale bones, psilomelane, opalised limestone, barnacle, treasure from the Elingamite.
Fieldtrip to Tutamoe and Tangowahine Valley. March 24, 2013.
Tutamoe from near Dargaville
Club members 1
Club members 2
Cut and polished stones
Curnow Rd Gemstone Conservation Area. February 23, 2013.
Curnow Rd Gemstone Conservation Area.
Curnow Rd - Tangihua Range in background.
A hole and rocks.
Rocks in side of hole.
Field trip to Dargaville Racecourse area. September 23, 2012.
|The new ditch.|