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 Post subject: G`day from Australia!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:56 am 
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Hello everybody,
Been looking through the many posts on this site lately, and really like what I`ve seen,
so I decided to register yesterday! I live in Queensland, Australia, (near Noosa) and I`ve been interested
in gem material since I was Knee- high to a grasshopper!
Here`s a brief run down of what got me into gemmology!
After returning home from one of my many trips out to the Central Queensland gemfields, I finally admitted
to myself (after being previously warned many times) that I did indeed have the dreaded "gem seekers virus" :(
The old timers told me that nobody recovers from this illness, so, I decided, if I have to live with this disease,
then I wanted to know all about it!
So, back to school for me it was, and I got the FGAA, followed by FGA, and finally another diploma in gemology and jewellery appraisal with Robert James' at the ISG, which is the Registered Gemologist Appraiser Program.(RGA)
I`m currently doing ID`s and appraisals, and selling some wholesale Aussie sapphire and zircon rough and cut stones on the side!
Good to be here, and hope I can be of some use somewhere on this forum!

Cheers all!


Rob Mooney FGA, FGAA, RGA.


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 Post subject: Re: G`day from Australia!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:26 am 
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Hi Rob and WELCOME to the forum!! :D
feel like at home here, let's share gemmo passion with us!!
BENVENUTO!! 8)
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 Post subject: Re: G`day from Australia!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:05 am 
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A very warm welcome Rob. Good to have you on board :smt006

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 Post subject: Re: G`day from Australia!
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Welcome, Rob! Here's hoping you become a fully participating member! :D

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 Post subject: Re: G`day from Australia!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:27 am 
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You are going to feel right at home here as most of us suffer from the same disease.

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 Post subject: Re: G`day from Australia!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:20 am 
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Thank you everybody for the warm welcome, and I look forward to some interesting discussion
with you all! :)

Cheers!
Rob.


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 Post subject: Re: G`day from Australia!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:00 am 
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Welcome Rob.
Please, make yourself at home, pull up a chair and join the discussions.
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 Post subject: Re: G`day from Australia!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:06 pm 
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Oh no! Not another Aussie #-o :wink: . Welcome aboard, Rob, I'm sure you'll fit right in!

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 Post subject: Re: G`day from Australia!
PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:35 am 
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Oi..watchit MoDo :twisted: :lol:
Heyas Rob!

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 Post subject: Re: G`day from Australia!
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:51 pm 
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Thank you also Barbara, Barbra and Mehoose for the welcome! :)
I also know Mehoose and Barbara from other forums!
I be the alias- Rockman. 8)

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Rob.


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 Post subject: Re: G`day from Australia!
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I was keepin mum cos some guys feel stalked. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: G`day from Australia!
PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:41 am 
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Mehoose! It feels a bit lonely over there for me sometimes :? I think I`m just about the only gemmo
on the site! Hold back a lot of info sometimes, cause I`m not sure if anybody would understand what I`m gabbin about!
Still, it`s great to talk and read about all the local fossicking areas and what people are finding there!
And besides, it is a lapidary forum after all! :)

Rob.


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 Post subject: Re: G`day from Australia!
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Location: The Frozen Tundra :(
And I was keeping mum cuz my memory is like a steel trap ... that's been left out in the rain too long :mrgreen: .

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 Post subject: Re: G`day from Australia!
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LOL MoDO.

Rob, don't feel left out. There's been plenty of times when guys want confirmation/testing on new finds and never know where to take them. Basic info would be good, lol, even that could cause static between the ears at times but they're certainly into it with a passion.
They're a great bunch, never any angst, well ok, one chap ruffled the feathers trying to set up a poll to make me get rid of my av but the poor love hasn't been seen since which is a shame and no I'm not being funny.

Definitely stick with it, they'd love you to join in on a dig or catch up with them at the Min or mini Min.

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 Post subject: Re: G`day from Australia!
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Welcome Rob!

Glad to meet you.... :D

We do like rough around here :lol: :D :lol:

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