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Opal mining at Lightning Ridge
 
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Black opal mining at Grawin, Lightning Ridge, Australia
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Lightning Ridge Opal Miner
 
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Bob Hewlett came to lightning ridge 47 years ago, stayed and became an opal miner. He has pegged a new claim and is optimistic he may have found his fortune …at last. But meanwhile Bob visits his old opal dealer mate Gerry.
Views: 5386 Rebel Films
Black opal mining at lightning ridge
 
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An in depth look at the black opal mining process
Views: 25601 Sam Hensen
Lightning Ridge: The World Capital of Black Opal
 
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GIA visits a legendary opal source in Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia.
Views: 52437 Official GIA Channel
DEATH OF AN OPAL MINING TOWN: Mintabie, South Australia gemstone
 
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In January, 2018, the Australian government announced the closing of the town of Mintabie, where, in some of the world's best opal was mined. Mintabie is in Aboriginal lands, although in a resolution, the government leased the town for a period of time, ending in the early 2000's. The reason for the closure of the town (and the mines) was, in my view due to the depletion of opal. Most of the miners left and the town declined, prompting closure. This video is intended as a celebration of the great opal town of Mintabie and its fabulous opal.
Views: 25875 Pulitzer Opal
Mining the Rainbow Serpent Opal -  blackopaldirect.com
 
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http://blackopaldirect.com/ See the best opal in the world at blackopaldirect.com and Justin will take you on a journey into the opal world in Australia. Justin will show you how to cut opal, how to grade and even how to mine. WIth many amazing gem black opals along the way
Views: 25636 Black Opal Direct
World's Largest Black Opal (Lightning Ridge NSW, Australia) "Glorious Jubilee"
 
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More than 755 Carats Name: "Glorious Jubilee" GIA Certified Report: 15766161 Size: 106 x 65 x 14 mm (approx) Shape: Free Form Species: Natual Black Opal Type: One Piece, Not Assembled Color: Natural Color For more information, please contact: Peter Karpaty or David Naves at Queen Stone Opal: http://goo.gl/TcUzNl (please mention viewing this video in your message)
Views: 207339 David Naves
Mother Natures finest gemstone ever found OPAL Mining in Lightning Ridge
 
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http://blackopaldirect.com/ Meet Sebastian and his daughter Katherine and see there life in Lightning Ridge and the life they live in the Australian outback searching for the amazing black opal. A unique lifestyle and opportunity to make a great living while loving every minute Click on the link below in the info to see my website http://blackopaldirect.com/
Views: 870494 Black Opal Direct
AUSTRALIA: One fine day in opal Coober Pedy
 
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A walk through the opal capital of the world in Coober Pedy in Australia's remote outback near Adelaide. The majority of the inhabitants live underground in depleted opal mines to hide from the burning heat. More videos: http://www.youtube.com/reelafrica Subscribe to this channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/reelafrica?sub_confirmation=1 (c) 2014, Ruud Elmendorp Video Journalist www.videojournalist.nl
Views: 29499 Ruud Elmendorp
Sebastians Opal Mining Lightning Ridge 1st half
 
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I would like to introduce my great friend Sebastian who is one of the most successful opal miners in Lightning Ridge. Hear his story about life underground prospecting for opal. Sebastian, his wife Hanna and his daughter Katherine have been mining for almost 20 years. In this first video he takes us to where the action is. See how Sebastian mines and the opal being dug out before your eyes. This is a rare look into a day in a miners life and we are privileged to be invited in.
Views: 36312 Black Opal Direct
Opal Mining At Lightning Ridge
 
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The Opal Industry Is Built on the Backs of these hard working Opal Miners in the Outback Of Australia.Opal cutters rely on rough opal from these fields to service the opal industry
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Opal Mining with Sebastian in Lighnting Ridge, by Black Opal Direct
 
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www.blackopaldirect.com Watch Justin from Black Opal Direct and Sebastian one of the most experienced opal miners that ever lived. Chatt about the opal that had come out of his tailout. In this second part sequel you will see the opals transform from rough opal nobbies to polished black opal solids.
Views: 33354 Black Opal Direct
Come opal prospecting with Justin and Sebastian in Lightning Ridge.
 
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http://blackopaldirect.com/ See the best opal in the world at blackopaldirect.com and Justin will take you on a journey into the opal world in Australia. Justin will show you how to cut opal, how to grade and even how to mine. WIth many amazing gem black opals along the way
Views: 30830 Black Opal Direct
How to MINE OPAL gems in the OUTBACK - Smarter Every Day 164
 
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Please click here to try The Great Courses Plus: http://ow.ly/OoWp302du3z Click here if you're interested in subscribing: http://bit.ly/Subscribe2SED Smarter Every Day on Patreon http://www.patreon.com/smartereveryday ⇊ Click below for more links! ⇊ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thank you to Science Alert for arranging my travel! http://www.sciencealert.com/ GET SMARTER SECTION The majority of the world's opal gemstones used for jewelry comes from Coober Pedy Australia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coober_Pedy Opals are unique: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opal Yanni's Store and Museum: http://www.umoonaopalmine.com.au/ Opal can be created by plants! http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0367253015001437 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tweet Ideas to me at: http://twitter.com/smartereveryday I'm "ilikerockets" on Snapchat. Snap Code: http://i.imgur.com/7DGfEpR.png Smarter Every Day on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SmarterEveryDay Smarter Every Day on Patreon http://www.patreon.com/smartereveryday Smarter Every Day On Instagram http://www.instagram.com/smartereveryday Smarter Every Day SubReddit http://www.reddit.com/r/smartereveryday Ambiance and musicy things by: Gordon McGladdery did the outro music the video. http://ashellinthepit.bandcamp.com/ The thought is it my efforts making videos will help educate the world as a whole, and one day generate enough revenue to pay for my kids college education. Until then if you appreciate what you've learned in this video and the effort that went in to it, please SHARE THE VIDEO! If you REALLY liked it, feel free to pitch a few dollars Smarter Every Day by becoming a Patron. http://www.patreon.com/smartereveryday Warm Regards, Destin
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Opal Mining in Lightning Ridge  www.blackopaldirect.com
 
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Discover the Opal Mining Process from Start to finish in Lightning Ridge Australia. See how opal comes out of the ground. And also see some insider secrets to the opal industry. Visit www.blackopaldirect.com to see the opals that come from this amazing place.
Views: 41191 Black Opal Direct
Using the wires and Opal Mining at Lightning Ridge Australia
 
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Natalie came to Lightning Ridge with us for the first time this Easter 2016. We told her how Dad never could get the wires to work for him, then he read and learnt how to use them for divining. In the video Natalie uses them too. Unfortunately the section with Nat was partly lost so it is a little choppy. We lost Dad's fun stomping dance that determines the depth of the opal layer. The photo's at the beginning are of an opal tail-out that we witnessed when the young man with the beard (my son Adam) was about 5 months old. The beautiful opal photos at the end are a few of Dad & Mum's good opal finds from quite a few years ago.
Views: 14658 Sue's Tips
Australian Opal Mining 2017 Laith Chaz
 
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Professional Voice Actor Laith Chaz: I provided narration for the video above that details the processes for an Australian Opal Mining Business. It also highlights the rewards and the dangers that come from mining Opal.
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Living underground in the Australian Outback
 
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There's a treasure hunt going on in Coober Pedy, Australia, where opal was discovered a hundred years ago. As much as 80 percent of the world's opal supply comes from Coober Pedy's mines. But with summertime temperatures soaring to 120 degrees, the town features hundreds of "dug out" homes, burrowed into the rock and naturally cooled. Seth Doane explores the underground town, complete with bar, beauty salon, bookstore and hotel.
Views: 113162 CBS Sunday Morning
Lightning Ridge - Gem of the Outback - 2014
 
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An overview of things to do in Lightning Ridge, NSW. Home of Australia's Black Opal. All accommodation including motels/Hotel and Caravan Parks. Tourist attractions. Business's in Lightning Ridge. Tours, Restaurants and Bistro's.
Views: 57116 Opal Caravan Park
Coober Pedy Opal Country
 
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Filmed with Samsung Galaxy S7 Earlier this month we went on a trip up to central and northern South Australia, all the way up to Coober Pedy where we were treated to a private mine tour by a local opal mining legend called George.
Views: 870 DayDreamTV
OPAL MINING FOR RARE RED ON BLACK OPAL
 
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I helped my mate dig for opals for a week using a pick as he was on good opals after 2 years finding nothing so i worked for free and gave him full price for the rough.Interesting material listed on opal auctions. https://www.opalauctions.com/stores/seda-rough-opals
Views: 37829 Opal Auctions
Prospecting for opals in Coober Pedy | Industry
 
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Coober Pedy is the opal capital of the world, let's get an insight!
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Million Dollar Gamblers
 
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Made by Roger Whittaker Films - 1982. NFSA title no. 262876 This documentary delves into the social, cultural, and economic lives of the residents of the remote opal mining town of Coober Pedy, South Australia. Produced shortly after the Coober Pedy Act of 1981, the film captures social and economic changes underway, hastened by the introduction of satellite television in 1980. The historically maverick town must adapt to the formality of local government if it is to continue supporting its residents.
Views: 9357 NFSA Films
How to opal mine on the cheap please read description below
 
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this is opal mining in coober Pedy When you are on the field there is no distraction other than the job at hand the pleasure of the hunt finding something buetiful or bizzare. The physical effort and reward of power for it. Not to mention the added exitement it may be your last day This video was taken and put together on my phone Please like, follow/subscribe & share most of all For more pics and vids please follow my instagram and facebook pages = Boom Take https://m.youtube.com/channel/UChdnv8MGIhRTi6Wwb4qjWMA
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Finding Opal in Lightning Ridge making the big strike by www.blackopaldirect.com
 
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See first hand how a great day on the opal fields in Lightning Ridge can go really Awesome. Our team finishes weeks of hard mining to find an amazing strike of opal in the agitator. All colors of the best black opal the world can produce.
Views: 53858 Black Opal Direct
Lightning Ridge Black Opal Documentary
 
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http://www.australianopalcutters.com This is a documentary about black opal at Lightning ridge. It is an interesting documentary which shows the town of lightning ridge and the way black opal is mined. The documentary also includes some fantastic examples of set black opal.
Views: 23464 AustralianOpal
How to find OPAL by Noodling | Liz Kreate
 
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Prospecting for Gems can be a rewarding hobby. Here at White Cliffs, Australia, anyone can "Noodle" for Opals and knowing what to look for can be a bit tricky. Tips and tricks for a productive trip. About this Channel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XNo9... Music by: Dan-O at DanoSongs.com Jewelry Making Tutorials - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=... How to Find Gold and Gems VIDEOS - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=... Cooking Recipes - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=... PEDRO the Budgie - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViEmoVtph1ZjkyGfMchZFcgU
Views: 251371 Liz Kreate
Coober Pedy - opal mining, Australia
 
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South Australia - 1989 - (on Sony 1CCD)
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Underground with Lightning Ridge Mining Legends John & Jan, Part 2 of 3
 
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While we work on more cutting/carving videos for you, here are some videos from one of our last trips to Lightning Ridge. They take you underground with a local old timer who shares his decades of opal industry experience & knowledge. You may even learn a thing or two! Come see us in Tucson at the Pueblo Gem & Mineral show from 01/26-03/07/2018. Check out our website and Facebook for future shows & events! In this video you will see and hear a little about: "fall out", soot and volcanic ash vs. potch, how mine boundaries are marked, the dangers of a false roof & collapsing pillars, and "torch light" (aka flashlight) vs. sun light when looking at potch.
Views: 671 AandSOpalsDotCom
How to Mine for Opals
 
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Ever wondered what it's like, looking for opals at a pay-to-dig opal mine? Jake Anderson, of the Royal Peacock Opal Mine, describes it all, from raking the tailings, to following the glass trail in the banks. Take a trip to the Virgin Valley, Nevada, one of the world's best opal mining locations, in this fascinating How-To instructional video.
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Lightning Ridge, Australia Black Opal Mining Underground Geology
 
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http://lightningridgecollection.com/ Listen in as Shannon Barrett talks about underground geology to mine Black Opal in Lightning Ridge Australia.
Views: 363 John Ford
Opal mining in Coober Pedy
 
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Big thanks to Dean from Bulovic Mining for showing us the process and allowing us to take some gems with us.
Views: 289 Stjepan Nikolic
Rookie Opal Miners Race To Get A Claim To Mine | Outback Opal Hunters
 
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Dan and Justin are rookie opal miners desperate to get part of the Shell Patch claim, but will the piece of land they do get be the opal-rich land they hoped for? Catch full episodes of your favourite Quest shows here: https://www.questod.co.uk/shows Subscribe to Quest TV for more great clips: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c... Quest On Demand: http://www.questtv.co.uk/video/ Follow Quest on Twitter: https://twitter.com/QuestTV
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Australian Opal - A World Tour of Opal, Part 1
 
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We visit the Australian Opal Centre in Lightning Ridge and explore examples of Australian opal, from many different locations. DON’T MISS PART 2: OPAL OF THE WORLD -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH4SjkVx3QE 😄 Special thanks to Jenni Brammall at the Australian Opal Centre. This is by no means an exhaustive look at Australian opal. There are many other opal fields and opal bearing areas, and heaps more examples of opal formations, types, colours and weird quirks of geology. If there's a particular area or type of opal you'd like to see more about, please leave a comment! These examples were chosen from a selection of specimens; they don't necessarily represent the "best of the best" of each opal category. They're all beautiful, though! More info on the locations mentioned: Lightning Ridge on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightning_Ridge,_New_South_Wales Lightning Ridge visitor information: https://lightningridgeinfo.com.au White Cliffs on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Cliffs,_New_South_Wales White Cliffs visitor information: http://www.whitecliffsnsw.com.au Tintenbar on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tintenbar,_New_South_Wales Tintenbar visitor information: https://www.discoverballina.com.au/visit/our-region/towns-villages/tintenbar Winton on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winton,_Queensland Winton visitor information: http://www.experiencewinton.com.au/visitor-information-centre Yowah on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yowah Yowah visitor information: https://www.yowahtouristcentre.com Coober Pedy on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coober_Pedy Coober Pedy visitor information: https://www.cooberpedy.sa.gov.au/tourism Mintabie on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mintabie,_South_Australia Andamooka on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andamooka,_South_Australia Andamooka visitor information: http://www.andamooka.sa.au "Unwritten Return" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ All other music © Russell Gawthorpe. Follow the Australian Opal Centre on Facebook: http://facebook.com/australianopalcentre Follow IDU Curiosity on... Facebook: http://facebook.com/idunderstand Twitter: http://twitter.com/idunderstand Instagram: http://instagram.com/idu_idontunderstand The web: http://iducuriosity.com/ Thank YOU for watching!
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Black Opal Mining, Lightning Ridge,Australia
 
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http://lightningridgecollection.com/ Listen in as John and Shannon discuss the aspects and process of underground mining for Black Opal in Lightning Ridge, Australia.
Views: 15074 John Ford
Coober Pedy Opal mining outback
 
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How to Opal mining with blower and tunneling machine
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Coober Pedy - Opal Capital of the World (DOCUMENTARY)
 
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Coober Pedy - Opal Capital of the World (DOCUMENTARY)
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LARGEST GEM  ROUGH OPAL GEMSTONE FROM LIGHTNING RIDGE
 
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http://blackopaldirect.com/ See the best opal in the world at blackopaldirect.com and Justin will take you on a journey into the opal world in Australia. Justin will show you how to cut opal, how to grade and even how to mine. WIth many amazing gem black opals along the way
Views: 171169 Black Opal Direct
Coober Pedy (2/6), opal mining in Australia
 
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the opal fields/ 2302/3(4.5)
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Black Opal Mining Lightning Ridge Australia, Historical Perspective
 
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http://lightningridgecollection.com/ Listen in as John discusses the history and future of the Lightning Ridge Black Opal with Bob Barrett and Al Hobden.
Views: 1307 John Ford
George and his 50 years of Opal mining
 
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This video is about George and his 50 years of Opal mining
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Watch a Rough Black Opal from Lightning Ridge Transform
 
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http://blackopaldirect.com/ See the best opal in the world at blackopaldirect.com and watch Justin transform a rough opal nobby from Lightning Ridge into magnificent gemstones. Take a journey through our videos, explore the outback of Australia and watch how the famed black opal is mined, cut and then polished to perfection. Understand how opal is classified and graded and drool over some of the best opal in the world. Enjoy!
Views: 48735 Black Opal Direct
Black Opal Mining Lightning Ridge, Australia
 
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http://lightningridgecollection.com/ Watch as John & his son Christopher dig for the precious Black Opal only found in Lightning Ridge, Australia.
Views: 272 John Ford
Coober Pedy Opals
 
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Deane and Rob visit Coober Pedy in the Australian outback and explain how opals are formed underground. SUBSCRIBE NOW http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=CuriosityShow CONNECT WITH CURIOSITY Facebook ➤ http://www.facebook.com/CuriosityShow Twitter ➤ https://twitter.com/CuriosityShow Curiosity Show ➤ www.curiosityshow.com.au
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Life underground for a Coober Pedy opal miner
 
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In the Australian opal mining town of Coober Pedy, three unlikely housemates share an underground dugout and pursue their dream of finding their fortune. This segment originally appeared in the Australian television series Inventions from the Shed by Rebel Films
Views: 12367 Rebel Films
Coober Peedy Opal Mining Australia
 
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I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (https://www.youtube.com/editor)
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OPAL GEMSTONE FROM LIGHTNING RIDGE AUSTRALIA blackopaldirect.com
 
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http://blackopaldirect.com/ See the best opal in the world at blackopaldirect.com and Justin will take you on a journey into the opal world in Australia. Justin will show you how to cut opal, how to grade and even how to mine. WIth many amazing gem black opals along the way
Views: 66804 Black Opal Direct
How to find Opals - Coober Pedy | Liz Kreate
 
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Located in South Australia, Coober Pedy was discovered in 1915. This is where most of the "white/milky" and Crystal Opals are mined. Coober Pedy is the main producer of white Precious Opal. The public fossicking/prospecting area is open to anyone wanting to find their own Precious Opal. Music: 1."Disco con Tutti", 2."Mining by Moonlight" By: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ MORE "How to Find Gold and Gems" VIDEOS - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViGnuqq5sYBjuBthfKPhRNGO Jewelry Making Tutorials - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViEih85hG7ZiSZIYQmsv6WV0
Views: 480952 Liz Kreate