How to find Sapphires - Wee Jasper | Liz Kreate

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  • Explains how to prospect/mining for sapphires on a dry Creek Bed. Also shows some of the different colors of sapphires.Free Music from audionautix.com
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  • Hai Kim
    Hai Kim 2 months ago

    Thank you so much! I love gem stonre.

  • Juvy Oberos
    Juvy Oberos 3 months ago

    Hi Liz Kreate how are you.I have with me. I'm not sure if it is Gold dust in it or other minerals

  • Brad Atkin
    Brad Atkin 8 months ago

    my home town

  • Lucineia Belato
    Lucineia Belato 9 months ago

    muito lindas

  • Maxromeo Marcus Maxromeo

    So beautiful gemstones..im very interesting about gemstones

  • Izabel Maria Fernandes Pereira

    Muito legal seu canal parabéns pelo trabalho é muito gratificante fazer o que à gente gosta fica com Deus

  • Gar Ber
    Gar Ber 9 months ago

    Where can I sell my sapphire?

  • Mr G Productions
    Mr G Productions 11 months ago

    How to cut them ?

  • sunder
    sunder Year ago

    so beautiful

  • fishmut
    fishmut Year ago

    My gosh the cut stone at the end is unbelievably beautiful.

  • Eman Messahel
    Eman Messahel Year ago

    I Want come whis you

  • Alex Trujillo
    Alex Trujillo Year ago +1

    I really want to find a violet sapphires that is about 7 carrots but they are not where I live so I can't have anything, I would probably end up with nothing so I'm so sad.😥💔

  • Sue Mead
    Sue Mead Year ago +1

    *+Liz Kreate*
    There's something so wonderful, almost humbling about making such finds and then manipulating them to show their flashier beauty. I think both uncut and cut stones are equally but differently beautiful. However, that multi-coloured beauty at the end was just phenomenal. I love Tanzanite for the same reason. That you see many colours in the crystal. Thanks for sharing.

  • Luxury arranged Lifestyle

    Trillions likes and best comments for you because you are the best in the world and i respect you so much

  • Mycel
    Mycel Year ago

    wow that looks really impressive! the cut stone at the end is incredible.

  • اوبل استرا

    I would like to help with the ruby ash or gravel

  • John Muhangwa
    John Muhangwa Year ago

    poa

  • Kertowi Joyo
    Kertowi Joyo Year ago

    Really 15 crt sapphire?? Wow

  • Gino Pagal
    Gino Pagal Year ago +1

    And may I know what's the highest price of a found gem you have sold..

  • Gino Pagal
    Gino Pagal Year ago

    High Liz. Do you think I can also do fossicking here in PH? I am interested but I don't know where to..

  • mengistu chernet
    mengistu chernet Year ago

    www.gia.edu/gems-gemology/summer-2017-gemnews-sapphires-northern-ethiopia

  • Joms F
    Joms F Year ago

    make me wanna go out and hunt, i just bought Garrett AT gold for gold nugget hunting or prospecting, wanted to pan and sluice, now every stone that shine or looks different will go inside my bag.. i've only ran a couple of test and dry runs, will hunt on mountains, rivers, creeks, beach... nice vid.. inspired me a lot

  • B Kilg
    B Kilg Year ago

    Noodling? ! I'm gonna use the hell out of this word

    • Mycel
      Mycel Year ago

      it's also a popular term for improvising on a guitar without paying much attention

  • judith gretes
    judith gretes 2 years ago

    Any idea where I can purchase a specimen size plate for display

  • Mayhulk
    Mayhulk 2 years ago

    Plz tell me where it is and others

  • Keith Fullon
    Keith Fullon 2 years ago

    and BTW what kind of gemstone can I find here in the phillipines?

    • Joms F
      Joms F Year ago

      same here I'm hunting for gold nuggets and gems in rizal

  • Keith Fullon
    Keith Fullon 2 years ago

    you inspired us again liz

  • Basil In the Forest
    Basil In the Forest 2 years ago

    I hope to visit Australia just for all of the gemstones we couldn't even fathom having such beauties in the Appalachian mountains,and we have some amazing gemstones,but obviously not like here. I also love the term noodling instead of surfacing collecting. lol.good find guys.

  • Den V
    Den V 2 years ago

    seems u guys are the expert and i got a question, do u think there is a place or countries or states that don't hav any gem at all? or do u think gems r available in every parts of the world, including villages, forests etc? btw we do hav just plain crystals lying around near the rivers, by the roads and in the soil when digging!

    • Den V
      Den V 2 years ago

      i see, ty so much that helps. probly i should go back to my home town and check again the colorful stones near the rivers, i did play with green stone and stone that looks like agates when i was a kid near the rivers!

    • Basil In the Forest
      Basil In the Forest 2 years ago

      Den V there are minerals and all sorts of specimens all over,however some places have more than others depending on where they are in the world (like Australia,Pakistan,India,Oregon,Canada,England,New Zeland,Appalachian mountains,Brazil,Columbia,Russia...I could go on). some places however,have more fossils than gemstones,like Florida for example. lol

  • Den V
    Den V 2 years ago

    i thought all those on the plates are gems! no?

  • Patti DelMercado
    Patti DelMercado 3 years ago

    This is very educational, and I thank you for the opportunity to learn how this is done. Aren't there a lot of dangerous insects and reptiles roaming around these sites?

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  3 years ago

      +Patricia DelMercado Hi Patricia, In all the years I've been coming to this place, I've only encountered them twice and saw them first before they saw me. They are more afraid of us than we are of them. Cheers, Liz

  • Mysterious Squirrel
    Mysterious Squirrel 3 years ago

    Do you need permission to do this or do you just turn up at a promising site and search?

    • Mysterious Squirrel
      Mysterious Squirrel 3 years ago

      @Liz Kreate Here in the UK there would be a law to stop you from doing it and if there wasn't, there would be a jobsworth running around to report you to the authorities. Interesting vids.

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  3 years ago +1

      +Mysterious Squirrel Here in Australia, there are a lot of places like this that are open to the public. There are also a lot of designated fossicking areas where one can just turn up. Some areas may require a fossicking/mining permit. Thanks for watching. Cheers, LIz

  • CadZzy
    CadZzy 3 years ago

    We went their on Sunday found 10 blue sapphires!

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  3 years ago

      +Cypher Good stuff! Cheers, Liz

  • Congolais Méchant
    Congolais Méchant 3 years ago

    by watching this video it inspiring me to go and find sapphire too somewhere else

  • leigh Phantomshield
    leigh Phantomshield 3 years ago

    I would love to try gem hunting its my most favorite hobby but i am scared about what we can and cannot keep any suggestions would help

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  3 years ago

      +Adham Sabrey123 There's a link in the description box Adham. Cheers, Liz

    • Adham  Sabrey123
      Adham Sabrey123 3 years ago

      +Liz Kreate i need your facebook so badly liza can i please

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  3 years ago

      +leigh stephens (kitty-th3cand3holic) Not sure where you're from Leigh, but here in Australia, we can keep whatever gems we find in designated prospecting areas. I don't know the rules in other counties, but a bit of research or a call to the mines department in your area might give you some answer. Thanks for watching. All the best, Liz

  • M. Karbaschi
    M. Karbaschi 3 years ago

    Is the cut sapphire in the end the same stone you found?

    • George-Davidson
      George-Davidson 2 years ago

      lol, "Mohammad" don't blow yourself up !

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  3 years ago +1

      +Mohammad Karbaschi Yes it is. Thanks for watching Mohammad. Cheers, Liz

  • a.j.a.k.uk.1
    a.j.a.k.uk.1 3 years ago

    Just want to say I'm adding this video to my favourites and subscribing, I hope to do the same one day x

  • a.j.a.k.uk.1
    a.j.a.k.uk.1 3 years ago

    Wow now that is amazing and would be my dream job,

  • BlueCat Temmie
    BlueCat Temmie 3 years ago +2

    IS IT? Sapphire?Ruby?!!??!
    Steven univeres! XD

    • Akbarali Ali
      Akbarali Ali 9 months ago

      ,. By m

    • Dwayne Bertrand
      Dwayne Bertrand 11 months ago

      they are all varieties of corundum. A ruby is red and all other colors are sapphire, even though blue is most commonly associated with sapphire.

    • Babagite TV
      Babagite TV 3 years ago

      +Stuffed Slender32 fuse it....







      garnet!

  • virus464
    virus464 3 years ago

    ehhm, thats thaousnds and thousands of dollars u found there? can i come seek?

  • Crazy Pumpkin
    Crazy Pumpkin 3 years ago

    Liz did you study mining or you just study at the internet

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  3 years ago

      @1St Channel When I said books i was talking in general. I can't specify as to the title of a book, as I have hundreds of books on geology, prospecting, Australian history, Mineral identification, magazines on gems, treasure hunting, nature and so much more that it's impossible for me to know where to start, let alone list it all here. The books are only one aspect of finding gems/gold. There's also research and 70 plus years of combined experience that's being put into practice together with what was written or read. Cheers, Liz

    • Crazy Pumpkin
      Crazy Pumpkin 3 years ago

      @Liz Kreate I really enjoy your video liz but can you tell me what is the title of the book. Thank

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  3 years ago

      @1St Channel Back in the day before we had internet...:-), I did a lot of reading and research; then applying what I've learned in the field. With the internet nowadays, it's a good research tool, but one can't always believe everything which is put onto the net. I still have to refer back to my books and research. Thanks for watching and hope you enjoyed the video. Cheers, Liz

  • orlando bun
    orlando bun 4 years ago

    omg liz u are the best gems master,

  • Paul Shaidi
    Paul Shaidi 4 years ago

    So where is right area to find sapphire stone

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  4 years ago

      @Paul Shaidi Hi Paul, Sapphires are formed in geological structures and weathered into the river system where they are concentrated at the bottom of the river wash as they are the heaviest stones within the wash. One needs to first find the source areas of these stones and this is best done by researching mineral deposit within your area. Good luck and wish you all the best. Cheers, Liz

  • Buy It Now
    Buy It Now 4 years ago

    Hi Liz. Really inspired with all these trips you do out fossicking. Any places you recommend for first timers.. Any gear you recommend to have when going out there?

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  4 years ago +1

      @Buy It Now One only needs to have the basic prospecting tools when you're starting. For example, picks, shovel, pan(gold) and sieve. It depends on the area you're in as to what you'll be needing. If you're from Australia, there are many prospecting locations; depending on where you live and they can be easily research on the net. Good luck and wish you all the very best. Happy Hunting, Liz

  • Rodelio Belleza
    Rodelio Belleza 4 years ago

    liz are there many gemstones here i rarely seen a quartz crystal here in the philippines i live in a downtown here i only found calcites but one day a saw a big chunk of jasper i thought it was an ordinary rock because im just a kid i smash it into pieces i regret that i smashed it

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  4 years ago

      @Rodelio Belleza Thanks for watching Rodelio. People tend to ignore Jaspers as they are very common. Jasper is also a gemstone and they make beautiful jewelries. Depends where you're from but there are also different kinds of gemstones in the Philippines. Cheers, Liz

  • jesusask8
    jesusask8 4 years ago

    2215 for me

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  4 years ago +1

      @jesusask8 Don't know what 2215 means but thanks for watching. Cheers, Liz

  • Andre de Saxe
    Andre de Saxe 4 years ago

    Sehr schönes Video 👍👍👍

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  4 years ago

      @Andre de Saxe Thanks for watching Andre and glad you enjoyed the video. Cheers, Liz

  • celina Olivares
    celina Olivares 4 years ago +5

    I like to hear more about white sapphire gem8

    • Peridot Y
      Peridot Y 3 months ago

      celina Olivares green is my favorite kind

    • Muna Faarax
      Muna Faarax 8 months ago

      Damien gamstone how

    • celina Olivares
      celina Olivares 4 years ago +1

      Thanks to you liz kreate

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  4 years ago +1

      @Ana Olivares They are beautiful gems. Thanks for watching and commenting. Wish you all the very best. Cheers, Liz

    • celina Olivares
      celina Olivares 4 years ago

      I love gemstone white sapphire

  • celina Olivares
    celina Olivares 4 years ago +2

    I Gemstone white sapphire

    • celina Olivares
      celina Olivares 4 years ago

      I don't find them . Sapphires funding me! !!!!

  • Setyo Nugroho
    Setyo Nugroho 4 years ago

    wow ,your stones beautiful.[ cincin batu akik klawing purbalingga= google searcing ] im from java indonesia, i like natural stone, thank you verry much.

    • Babagite TV
      Babagite TV 3 years ago

      +Setyo Nugroho allahu akbar

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  4 years ago

      You're welcome Setyo, and thanks for watching and commenting. Cheers, Liz

  • Funkster 1503
    Funkster 1503 4 years ago

    Where do you find the gemstones

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  4 years ago

      I thought I'd already answered this.:-)
      We find them all throughout Australia Adan. Some of the specific locations and how to find them are in my "Gold Gem and treasures Playlist." Thanks for watching and commenting. Cheers, Liz

  • dannywithnuggets
    dannywithnuggets 4 years ago

    Woah you found sapphires? How much does a sapphire fetch for?!

    • dannywithnuggets
      dannywithnuggets 4 years ago

      Thanks!

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  4 years ago

      Thanks for watching Danny. The value of Sapphire depends on a lot of factors. Please take a look at another one of my video below to find out what a Sapphire can be worth...
      Cheers, Liz
      tvclip.biz/video/ERB0HOCbYXQ/video.html

  • Koleszár Dániel
    Koleszár Dániel 4 years ago

    Is there any chance to find some gems in Serbia?

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  4 years ago +1

      I am in Australia and have never been to Serbia. A quick look on the net and researching your local library might be able to give you some answers. Thanks for watching materijal men and good luck on your quest. Cheers, Liz

  • jesus guerrero
    jesus guerrero 4 years ago

    Do you know by any chance any places were you can find crystals or gemstones in or near (austin, texas) comment back whenever you see this please:) I would like to know as I think this is going to be my new hobby im so excited to go digging soon

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  4 years ago

      Hi jesus, I am from Australia and have never been to Texas. With a bit of research from your local library, the net or maybe the nearest gem and lapidary club in your area, you might find some locations near you. Good luck and happy hunting. Cheers, Liz

  • Nethaniel S
    Nethaniel S 4 years ago

    pinays are the BEST:)

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  4 years ago +1

      Thanks for watching and commenting Nethaniel. Cheers, Liz

  • Sor Sor Science07
    Sor Sor Science07 4 years ago

    The red ones are ruby because scientifically ruby and saphire are the same thing they are just colored corondum

    • Sor Sor Science07
      Sor Sor Science07 4 years ago

      oh

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  4 years ago

      Unfortunately jeff, there's no Ruby from this lot. We've only ever found red Zircon and purple Sapphires from this area. Thanks for watching and commenting. Cheers, Liz

  • Raphael Fabie
    Raphael Fabie 4 years ago

    Is there a chance of finding any crystal or gem in the Philippines?? I live on a mountain or plateau beside a volcano and my mom used to find quartz crystals lying around on the surface and I'm wondering if there are more kinds of crystals here and right across my house are the crystal caves...they are caves full of crystals that cannot be seen anymore because a long time ago people who visited used torches but now it's all black inside ...,,but when I was in elementary I always found crystals but never geodes because the geodes where used in making "kabites"AKA attachments of rocks to form walls,,anyway my friend found a black crystal shining with rainbows on her yard and I never found out what it was and where to find it...and as a gift she gave me a Quartz cluster....and last but not least my family owns a track of land full of pine trees and clay instead of soil are there any crystals there?? Pls reply...sorry if I wasted your time....

    • Rodelio Belleza
      Rodelio Belleza 4 years ago

      @Puppies Papa good for you i only find calcite crystals in our school here in the philippines

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  4 years ago

      Hi Lary, There are a lot of gemstones in the Philippines. I remember as a young girl picking up small pieces of Zircon and Quartz from a river near my grandparents farm. Did not know what they were back then but they look pretty to me so I collected them.
      If your Mom found some quartz crystals on the surface, I would suggest digging deeper to see what's in the ground. Agates, amethyst, smoky quartz, carnelian, jasper, chalcedony are just a few examples of gems that are associated. Good luck and Happy Hunting. Cheers, Liz

  • korpakukac
    korpakukac 4 years ago

    Finally found some sapphires in my country too, but the biggest one is just 2,5mm so far :P
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    • korpakukac
      korpakukac 4 years ago

      @Liz Kreate Thanks :)
      As far as I know the biggest ones found here were about 5-6mm long crystal columns.
      Small ones are rare, 5-6mm ones are ultra-rare, but I will not give up until I find one :)

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  4 years ago +1

      The first one is always the hardest to find for it's the not knowing whether there is sapphires in an area or not. Congrats on your find. That's a beauty! Hope you find lots more... Happy Hunting, Liz

  • viperz888
    viperz888 4 years ago

    Do you get them polished up? Are they worth much?

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  4 years ago

      Thanks for watching and commenting Viperz. Good quality sapphires are mostly faceted or cut to a high polish. Big pieces can be worth a lot of money. Please take a look at one of my video below to find out what sappires are worth. Cheers, Liz
      SAPPHIRE - Liz Kreate

  • Paindeer2000AJ
    Paindeer2000AJ 4 years ago

    I ALWAYS WANTED TO FIND KYOGRE ORES
    (haha just a pun)

  • pixelspring
    pixelspring 5 years ago +1

    Thanks Liz, your videos are really inspiring and re-awaken inside me my passion for rock hounding. Here in NZ, we have a few designated fossicking areas, but they are all in the South and all just in rivers that used to have gold - No Gems here except some garnets, and even those are rare... ha. rare garnets... almost an oxymoron. I'm wondering if you can cut any of those Sapphires into clear gem quality stones? They sure do look pretty. I'm enticed to spend some $ and fly across the ditch for a holiday of km's and dust. :).

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  5 years ago

      Glad that our videos have re-awaken the rock hound in you. Really great hobby to be in plus you can't beat the fresh air and being out in mother nature. There's quite a few gem quality with these lot. The photos of the clear sapphires are all cutters except for a couple that are opaque but nevertheless will cabochon really well. Good luck with your gem hunting in your neck of the woods and I hope I'll get to visit you're beautiful country one day. Happy Hunting and wish you all the very best. Cheers, Liz

  • TheBrianbah
    TheBrianbah 5 years ago

    I've seen a lot of your vids and I must say that you stole alllllll my gems lol good vids

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  5 years ago

      Thanks for watching and commenting TheBrianbah. Glad you enjoyed the vids. Cheers, Liz

  • Wishfuldiasy123
    Wishfuldiasy123 5 years ago

    Are there any places in sydney that have rocks

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  5 years ago

      Thanks for watching Wishful. Most of the Sydney Regions geology is based around sandstone. Your best chances of minerals and gems would be from the Blue Mountains westwards. All the very best of luck with it, Liz

  • muzammil salleh
    muzammil salleh 5 years ago

    I love everything about you video..

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  5 years ago

      Thanks for the comment Muzammil. Glad you enjoyed my videos. Best wishes, Liz

  • Syawal Luddin
    Syawal Luddin 5 years ago

    OMG u are very rich!!!

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  5 years ago

      Thanks for watching Syawal. Only rich in the sense that we have an extremely enjoyable time pursuing this great hobby of ours. All the very best, Liz

  • Rory Bowskill
    Rory Bowskill 5 years ago

    Every time I watch one of your video's I start wishing my dad had taken the £10 passage he was thinking of doing because I wouldn't have to use a microscope to spot the gemstones if I was down there. As a comparison the garnets, topaz and sapphire I get passes through a 3mm screen.

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  5 years ago

      Thanks for watching Rory. We're lucky I guess that we have so much gems here. Hope you'll get the chance to travel down under and I'm sure you'll have a blast. All the best of luck, Liz

  • Pritesh Patel
    Pritesh Patel 5 years ago

    Good luck!!!!

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  5 years ago

      Thanks Pritesh and thank you for watching. All the very best, Liz

  • Koorier Maang
    Koorier Maang 5 years ago

    Cool clip :)
    Do you still go out Wee jasper and is Yass any good to go looking for sapphires?

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  5 years ago

      Thanks for watching Josh. We haven't been to Wee Jasper for a while as the creek is now so infested with blackberries that it's difficult to access any part of the creek. Yass itself has no Sapphires, but Mcphersons Creek near Wee Jasper is your best bet if you're keen enough to trim some blackberries. All the best, Liz

  • crumb9cheese
    crumb9cheese 5 years ago

    that is so cool. wish I knew how to do this and had a place to hunt gems.

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  5 years ago

      Thanks for watching and commenting. If you watch my other videos, then you'll find out how to do this. As far as places to hunt for gems; with a little bit of research, you might even have somewhere near your area that you can find some gems from. Good luck and all the best.

  • melchor mendoza
    melchor mendoza 5 years ago

    Can you get in trouble for deeging holes picking rocks cracking rocks. Do you have to have a permit to do that?

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  5 years ago

      @Deon Hamilton
      Thanks for watching Deon. Would love to go to New Zealand one day. You might not have a lot of gemstones but your Jadeite and Paua shells are exceptional. All the best, Liz

    • Deon Hamilton
      Deon Hamilton 5 years ago

      @Liz Kreate In New Zealand we have designated prospecting areas too but it sucks because they are all in the south island and im in the north island lol not that the north has alot anyway.

    • Liz Kreate
      Liz Kreate  5 years ago

      Here in Australia, we have designated prospecting areas where you're allowed to pick, dig holes and crack some rocks. Some States in Australia requires a permit which is easy enough to obtain for a small fee. Thanks for watching and commenting. All the best, Liz

  • Justin Thomas
    Justin Thomas 5 years ago

    I want to partake in the wonders of what Mother Nature has made! If I come to Australia will you teach me how to find gemstones? I have nothing left over here in the states. I want to start new and you seem like such a nice warm hearted person.

  • Liz Kreate
    Liz Kreate  5 years ago +5

    The photos on the video are unpolished sapphires. We facet/cut the good ones and tumble the opaque ones. Good luck on your first fossicking trip and may you get lots of pretty rocks. All the best, Liz

    • StarFish Hardman
      StarFish Hardman 28 days ago +1

      Liz Kreate can they be worth much as dug up raw, before others cut them ( facet) ..

    • upamal bandara
      upamal bandara 2 months ago

      Hi.
      I have some stones I need to identify those.
      Because I am beginner.
      malumax92@gmail.com

  • Bev Barry
    Bev Barry 5 years ago

    I'm looking forward to my first fossicking expidition soon. Your videos have been inspirational and I'm excited at the prospect of finding anything at all. What do you do with them after you have polished them up?

  • Liz Kreate
    Liz Kreate  5 years ago

    Sorry took a while to answer this. Been away for a couple of months and your comment did not show up in my inbox.
    At Grabben Gullen, you'll find Sapphires in the Creek and the banks of the Creek. I've posted this on my other videos on Sapphire-How to find sapphires at Grabben Gullen and also a video title SAPPHIRE. All the best...

  • Liz Kreate
    Liz Kreate  5 years ago

    Thanks for watching the vids and hope that luck follows you around on the gem-fields. All the very best, Liz

  • DEL NARD ROWEN
    DEL NARD ROWEN 5 years ago

    Hi Liz. Yep, been fossicking for over 30 years (mostly for sapphires). Am enjoying your vids, cheers.

  • Liz Kreate
    Liz Kreate  5 years ago

    Hi Del Nard, Thank you for your informative answers to Grant's questions. Sounds like you're a bit of a prospector yourself.
    I'm with you on the beer around a campfire at the end of a hard prospecting day. I think that's the best part of prospecting. All the best and happy hunting.

  • Liz Kreate
    Liz Kreate  5 years ago

    Hi Grant, One can tell a green sapphire by it's hue or color saturation. Sapphires will throw a 2 tone color, ex. green/yellow, green/blue or green/grey.
    The luster of the stone is also another indication but you'll only get to tell after seeing a few stones.
    We find the locations by doing research on different locations here in Oz. There is a particular ground to look for but that takes years of experience on the field. We have found gold in places that we've prospected for sapphires.

  • DEL NARD ROWEN
    DEL NARD ROWEN 5 years ago

    Also, as far as I am aware, emeralds are not all that common in Australia.... and yes, there are some places where gold can be found along side sapphires, zircons etc. I have been told Black Springs, NSW is a good example. Google where to find sapphires (or emeralds) in Australia. If you love being out in 'the bush' and don't mind a bit of hard work finished off with a few beers while sitting around a campfire you'll have a great time.

  • DEL NARD ROWEN
    DEL NARD ROWEN 5 years ago

    The best way to 'learn' how to tell the difference between precious/semiprecious stones is to just go fossicking. Depending on the time of the year in Australia, (probably best to avoid the summer months) there will almost always be 'experienced' fossickers on hand willing to guide you. While some might be a bit secretive about where they are finding good stones, most will be happy to help you.

  • DEL NARD ROWEN
    DEL NARD ROWEN 5 years ago

    Whoa! Good vid.

  • Wayne Berry
    Wayne Berry 5 years ago

    Now that's hustlin

  • n00bszpro
    n00bszpro 5 years ago

    at grabben gullen how do you know where to find sapphire? i prefer to look in creek do you know where abouts :) many thanks.

  • n00bszpro
    n00bszpro 5 years ago

    Ty for reply.

  • Liz Kreate
    Liz Kreate  5 years ago

    Not in NSW, Australia. But other States in Australia do require a prospecting permit/license.

  • n00bszpro
    n00bszpro 5 years ago

    do you need license to do this stuff??

  • Grant Freeman
    Grant Freeman 5 years ago

    Beautiful Stones,, Great Colours. I have a quick couple of ?`s. How do You tell the difference between an Emerald Green Sapphire & an actual Emerald. How do You`s know where to go to find these beautiful Stones,, but I don`t suspect You`ll tell Me,, lol. But is there a particular ground to look for, like with Gold Prospecting. Do You find Gold amongst the Sapphire Ground ? I think It`s great that you are a Husband & Wife Team. I wish I could say the same, my Missus just thinks it`s crap. Thanx.

  • Liz Kreate
    Liz Kreate  5 years ago

    Thanks Preston. Glad you like the video. All the best, Liz

  • Preston Dare
    Preston Dare 5 years ago

    Got a sub from me :-)

  • Islam Askar
    Islam Askar 6 years ago

    well done job Liz :) there are many places in Africa where there are lots of natural Gemstones and i would be happy if your vedios reach this places to educate people on the value of these Gems :)

  • Liz Kreate
    Liz Kreate  6 years ago

    Great fun indeed! Glad you like the video and thanks for your comment, all the best.

  • THEDRAGONBOOSTER8
    THEDRAGONBOOSTER8 6 years ago

    Great fun isn't it,Like your attitude great stuff..

  • Liz Kreate
    Liz Kreate  6 years ago

    Sorry Helen but we don't sell any of the gems we find as of the moment, but will definitely post some videos in the future to let everyone know when I start selling them. All the best, Liz

  • Liz Kreate
    Liz Kreate  6 years ago

    Hi Pierre, I don't know of any locations in Melbourne. May i suggest that you check out Prospecting Australia Forum. I've place the link below this video in the description box.
    There's a lot of members from Victoria who might be able to point you in the right direction. Good luck.

  • Liz Kreate
    Liz Kreate  6 years ago

    We haven't had the chance to explore Townsville but i know that the surrounding areas have gemstones, so it's worthwhile checking the rocks to see what gems there might be around your area. General rule is, if the rocks looks pretty, then it's worthwhile keeping it and checking it on the net to see what you've found. Just type in "Images of rough gems and minerals", and you should be able to identify the rocks/gems you find. Good luck.

  • Siva Guru
    Siva Guru 6 years ago

    hi, I am staying at Townsville queensland. I am staying at a place called north shore. and recently we went fishing at a creek near my place. do u think is it worth it to check out that area for gems??. from wat I can see it has been untouched.

  • Liz Kreate
    Liz Kreate  6 years ago +1

    We certainly fill all our holes as we do not like people knowing where we have found our stones. This way we are guaranteed they will be there for us on our next trip. Thanks for your concerns...Cheers, Liz

  • thumpin1
    thumpin1 6 years ago

    I don't see you filling in holes that you have dug, I hope you do...!!! And leave nature the way you found it...!!!

  • Liz Kreate
    Liz Kreate  6 years ago

    We call Australia "The Lucky Country", and we certainly have a lot of freedom and areas to prospect.

  • Koaslice191
    Koaslice191 6 years ago

    THAT'S a bit of alright @ 5:20!