Miles from Brooklyn


Now that we have whet your appetite with descriptions of our thunder egg fossicking adventures, it is time to share our adventures in the heart of Australia’s gem fields.  Once the boys heard there was a town named Emerald, they were insistent that we go see it for ourselves.  We stayed in Sapphire and also visited Rubyvale.  That’s right – those are the actual names of the towns and not surprisingly, all… Read More

Our favorite (small) treasure hunters’ ears perked up when we mentioned that one of the potential stops would involve looking for gems and other valuables in the ground.  When we mentioned that it would involve going to a town named Emerald, the excitement was nearly overwhelming for them.  Decision made.  We would go fossicking.  We began our fossicking efforts in search of thunder eggs. For those of you not familiar, fossicking is… Read More