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This page contains our WEB SUPER SPECIALS ..... while current stocks last.

 

WEB SPECIAL NUMBER:

1    Metal Detecting for Gold & Relics in Australia.   (Sold Out)

2    Guide to the Pegmatites of Western Australia.

3.    A Dead Man's Dream .... Lasseter's Reef Found ?

4.    Where Strange Gods Call

5.    Queensland Frontier

6.    Beautiful Queensland Gems

7.    Long Johns

8.    Automatic Chopsticks

 

Just mention these WEB SUPER SPECIALS when ordering !

 

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WEB / BOOK SPECIAL # 1

METAL DETECTING FOR GOLD & RELICS IN AUSTRALIA   (4th Edition)

  (Sold Out)

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WEB / BOOK SPECIAL # 2

 

GUIDEBOOK TO THE PEGMATITES OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

NEW !      ...   Recently released

                                             Review:        Western Australia is a treasure trove. Emeralds, green tourmalines, purple lepidolite, lustrous black tantalite and other minerals are found in pegmatites scattered across the vastness of Western Australia.  Fossickers, prospectors, and miners have searched out and mined these pegmatites since the late 1800s. Successive mineral booms for cassiterite, muscovite, beryl, lithium, feldspar and most recently tantalum during the 1990s resulted in further pegmatite exploration. The locations, directions to the deposits and descriptions of these localities are often buried in obscure or unpublished reports or even kept secret by a handful of fossickers.

The Guidebook to the Pegmatites of Western Australia summarises the history, geology and mineralogy for all the known pegmatites in Western Australia. Most importantly, the book provides specific, geodetic locations of these deposits and their ownership where known. As such, this guidebook is an excellent first tool for planning recreational fossicking trips to Western Australian localities. For professional geologists first encountering Western Australia,  the guidebook is an excellent introduction to the pegmatites and their economic minerals, containing first hand information, in some cases available no where else.

For armchair collectors with purchased mineral specimens, the guidebook will help clarify labels of minerals attributed to Western Australian pegmatites. More than 200 pegmatite groups are described with 75 maps and 100 pictures in 340 pages, completely referenced. Each pegmatite group is located, directions given to the locality, its mining history, geology and mineralogy. This book is an essential companion to Edward S. Simpson’s 1948-52, Minerals of Western Australia, locating the sources of his described pegmatite minerals.

The authors of the guidebook know their subject. Mark Andrew Calderwood is a second generation pegmatite geologist-mineralogist, who started exploring and mining Western Australian pegmatites with his father in the 1970s. He has personally mined more than a few of the described localities and currently manages a tantalite deposit in Africa.   Benjamin Alexander Grguric is a professional mineralogist and a life-long fossicker. Mark Ivan Jacobson is also a geologist-mineralogist with a specialty in pegmatites since the 1970s. These three have combined their experiences, providing the reader with the results of their searching and finding pegmatites in Western Australia.       [ISBN 0 85905 378 4], (2007, New).

Case bound, laminated, 394pp, well illustrated, 830 grams.  

Special Price: $85.00 ... Including Standard Postage within Australia

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WEB / BOOK SPECIAL # 3

 

A DEAD MAN'S DREAM

LASSETER'S REEF FOUND ?

 

  

Review:

Many expeditions over the past 70 years or so have been conducted in the hope of locating 'Lasseter's Lost Gold Reef'.

It appears that the original map drawn by Harold Lasseter was technically correct, but all the landmarks and details were reversed.

This then suggests that the location of Lasseter's Reef was actually to the east of Alice Springs rather than to the west as previously thought. All the geographical features mentioned by Lasseter now seem to line up.

For some years now, Vietnam Veteran Mr. Bill Decarli has undertaken much research into the famed 'Lasseter's Lost Gold Reef' and now believes that he has found the location.

When he applied for an exploration licence for 155 square kilometers around the reef and a syndicate was formed with a plan to mine it, the Lands Council declared the area to be sacred.

A book entitled "A Dead Man's Dream: Lasseter's Reef Found" by Angie Testa and Bill Decarli recalls Bill's journey, is now available.

Special Price:  $25.00  ... Including Standard Postage within Australia

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WEB / BOOK SPECIAL # 4

 

WHERE STRANGE GODS CALL

by: A. M. Duncan-Kemp

   

We are offering this magnificent Australian 'out of print' book which was originally printed in 1968. 

This book is now catalogued as bringing over $95.00 in second-hand condition !

Review:

This book describes in rich and absorbing detail the Channel Country world of the author - the far south-west of Queensland and the north of South Australia where lie the mighty cattle kingdoms.

Few, apart from the Aborigines, know the Channel Country as does the author - its climates and its moods, its secret trails and the creatures that use them, its shadowy blue ranges and its rugged stony slopes, its maze of water-bearing streams and gullies - in good seasons the far-from-simple network of irrigation channels provided by Nature to carry silt and seed and water across the land, its shy tribesmen who lived in three worlds ruled by strange gods, self-contained but connected by spirit-links all rigidly inaccessible except to the initiate and those favoured few white folk who know the Aborigines well.

In its dangers and discomforts, and above all in the unwritten laws of its wild society, she finds a deep personal fulfilment in early youth her father told her: "You will always be alone, but not lonely. Loneliness can be communion."

William Duncan's strangely attractive personality is unforgettably caught up in these pages so understandingly written by his daughter . So is the country itself (called "desert," but which is totally unlike any other desert in the world) and the ways of the creatures among which the author has spent so much of her life.

Alas! ... The ever onward march of civilization leaves less and less room for the untamed, whether land, animal or human, and Mrs. Duncan-Kemp's colourful and fascinating book shows what Australia and the world has already lost, and could lose beyond recall by their passing unrecorded.

In the midst of this strange, yet attractive area lies an old cattle station, "Mooraberrie," owned by her parents from the early 1890's, and where Alice Duncan, as she prefers to be called, was born and grew up. "Where Strange Gods Call" tells of her love for this, then, remote spot, the Kirrenderri of the aboriginal tribes that once roamed and had their being there. It portrays adventures and experiences unusual in any language and in any walk of life. It is a narrative which threads its way through a vast and colourful canvas - a story (or many stories within a story) which divulges as many secrets of the country's mysteries and aboriginal people as it recounts exciting encounters with wild cattle, sudden floods and a wild untamed land, written by a person with rare insight and experience in these little-known areas.

Alice Duncan has told more than the tales of growing up on an outback cattle station. This is her fourth book is at the same time an important study of natural history and of the aboriginal tribes who were associated in these adventures. It is a vivid account of men and women against nature, of survival, of the dangers as well as the pleasures of the seldom trodden tracks, and of making the pioneers' lonely way over the trackless sand-hill and channel country.

Special Price:  $30.00  ... Including Standard Postage within Australia

 

If you would like to have two (2) copies of this book ..... the special price including Standard postage is only ....... $48.00

 

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WEB / BOOK SPECIAL # 5

 

QUEENSLAND FRONTIER

by: Glenville Pike

    

 

Review:

This popular historical book describes the courageous adventurers, and unbelievably real characters of the life in North Queensland in the 1860's to 1870's. It also describes how the pioneers pushed the frontier of settlement northward on the tracks of valiant explorers in the 1845 - 1880 period with stories of courage, endurance, and mateship; of shipwrecks, and great horseback rides; of wild gold rushes - all against a background of constant guerrilla war waged by the Aboriginal tribes in a desperate attempt to stem the white invaders in the North and West. Illustrated with some black and white photographs.

Soft Cover. Revised Reprint 1988. 382pp. in brand new mint condition!

Special Price:  $27.50  ... Including Standard Postage within Australia

 

If you would like to have two (2) copies of this book ..... the special price including Standard postage is only ....... $40.00

 

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WEB / BOOK SPECIAL # 6

 

BEAUTIFUL QUEENSLAND GEMS

 

This 24 page book with a comprehensive text, is beautifully illustrated with 61 colour photographs, a detailed location map and 4 tear-off colour postcards which can be mailed to your friends.

‘Beautiful Queensland Gems’ provides the reader a general insight of the rich vast gemstone deposits in Queensland . If you are an avid fossicker, a tourist or like to travel in the comfort of your arm chair, you will enjoy reading this delightful book over and over again because whatever beautiful gem you are searching for – you will without doubt find it in Queensland .

 

Special   $10.00  ... Including Standard Postage within Australia

If you would like to have multiple copies of this book ..... please email us for a special price !!

 

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WEB SPECIAL # 7

LONG JOHNS

 

STOCKTAKE CLEARANCE SALE  ...   SPECIAL !

These "Long Johns" or sometimes referred to as "Thermal Underwear" are the well-known top quality brand 'Brynte of Norway' which are generally worn under jeans to keep you extra warm during those winter months.

BRYNTE super lightweight and super warm SPORT-THERMAL with mesh construction in MERAKLON produces a very high level of insulation with almost a built-in thermostat. Overheating  and overcooling are the two main enemies in keeping energy outputs to a minimum, and BRYNTE is designed to limit these excesses. The mesh allows circulation during movement, while holding pockets of air essential to heat retention during inactivity, creating an effective control over body temperature.

BRYNTE SPORT-THERMAL should be worn with normal over-clothing providing as an effective windbreak and prevents wind-chill.

We have only a few of these left which are available in the following colours, sizes and shows the amount of stock left: (1/2/2009)

White - Large # 52 ..... 3 left

Navy - Medium # 50 ..... 3 left

White - Small # 48 ..... 1 left

Navy - Small # 48 ..... 4 left

SALE PRICE: $18.00 per pair ... plus Postage.

Please add $5.00 standard postage for 1 pair ... or ... $10.00 standard postage for 2 pair or more.

NOTE! This offer is only available within Australia only.

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WEB SPECIAL # 8

AUTOMATIC CHOPSTICKS

We have been selling these popular AUTOMATIC CHOPSTICKS for quite some years.

What are they?  ..... (you may ask!)

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They are a pair of genuine bamboo chopsticks which have a central spring-loaded nylon disc at the top. They are in the shape of a V when opened. When pressure is applied to each chopstick with the thumb and forefinger, they close up thus enabling you to pick up the food. This disc can be removed for easy cleaning if required, thus separating the two sticks.

There are many other uses for these AUTOMATIC CHOPSTICKS such as keeping a pair for picking up objects out of acids, feeding sick and injured birds (especially kookaburras!) .. all you have to do is use your imagination ... they come in handy for all types of situations! They are also an inexpensive gift (for any occasion) for your family and friends.

These normally retail for around (and over)  $1.95 each in kitchen and hardware shops.

Just ...  let me know how many you would like and we will give you a VERY, VERY SPECIAL PRICE including postage.

 

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