Petrified wood is a common material in Tertiary-age gravel beds and ancient river channels in Tasmania. It’s particularly common in areas with Tertiary basalt flows. Petrified wood is a good lapidary material and can take a great polish.Continue reading
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Agates have been found in a large number of localities around Tasmania, though only some places, such as Lune River, Little Swanport, Penstock Lagoon, Carrick and Calder are well known for their agates. Have a look at some images of Tasmanian agates.Continue reading
What about Tunnel Marsh?
Back in 1996, when Tasmania’s Fossicking Areas were proclaimed into law, there were eleven, instead of the current ten. Tunnel Marsh was the 9th Fossicking Area proclaimed in the original order. However, it seems to have mysteriously dropped off the map, and is no longer recognised as an approved Fossicking Area. Since the area has reverted public land, and is unreserved, the Fossicking Area should be re-instated as soon as possible.Continue reading