Club leaves no stone un­turned

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

THERE are still undis­cov­ered stones lurk­ing in peo­ple’s very back­yards in the North Bur­nett.

A few mem­bers of Monto’s Lap­idary Club re­cently went out fos­sick­ing for vol­canic tuff out north of Ca­nia Gorge.

Lap­idary Club pres­i­dent Mar­ian Young said the group liked to make a week­end get­away out of it.

“I gave them (the own­ers) a sam­ple of the same rock we were look­ing for and I think they were sur­prised by how pretty it was,” Mrs Young said.

The club will chose a per­son’s prop­erty and (with their per­mis­sion) spend a day dig­ging for rare ma­te­ri­als.

Af­ter­ward, they take it back to the club at Sun­shine House to re­fine the rocks.

“We can draw pat­terns on them, free­hand shapes and move from the rough grit wheels to the polishing wheels,” Mrs Young said.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

SEARCH: Lap­idary club’s day out fos­sick­ing.

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