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Opal Mines

opal mines in australia are located at lightning ridge, coober pedy, and the queensland opal fields from Yoway in the south to Winton. click for more info

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Queensland Boulder Opal Association Inc.

The Queensland Boulder Opal Association Inc. (QBOA) is an industry body that represents Opal Miners and QBOA's members. Opal is Australia's National Gemstone. The QBOA's function is to ensure that Legislative and Regulatory Body's controlling the industry have appropriate policies that are suitable to the needs of the Industry, and the promotion of this rare, unique product, Queensland ...

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Opal Mines of Australia - Opalmine from Australia

Queensland Opal Mines. There are many stories about how opal mines were first worked but one that seems pretty accurate is that it was first begun by a geologist from Germany by the name of Johannes Menge who apparently found common opal of a green color at Angaston in South Australia. In 1868, at Listowel Downs near Blackall in Western Queensland, opal …

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Opals Down Under - Attraction - Queensland

Situated on the Bruce Highway on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, Opals Down Under has one of the finest selections of opals you'll see anywhere in the world.

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Boulder Opal | Exploration, mining and production of ...

Spectacular images of Boulder Opal both rough and cut. Exploration, Mining and Rehabilitation of Boulder Opal mine sites. Images of the Boulder Opal fields in the outback region of Queensland Australia.

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Janice Evert Opals

My father, Vince Evert, was a pioneer of Boulder Opal, mining in the remote Winton Fields in Western Queensland from the 1960's. Queensland Boulder Opal is excitedly different to other Australian Opals, such as Black Opal from Lightning Ridge and White Opal from Coober Pedy. Boulder Opal is gaining momentum in it's following throughout the world. I am an opal …

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Western opal fields - Queensland Government

Western opal fields. Opalton designated fossicking land. The Opalton Field, also called the Fermoy Field, was one of the largest and most extensively worked opal deposits in Queensland. Mining activity on the field is mostly limited to small-scale hand mining but some larger operations using heavy machinery are present in the surrounding area. …

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Opalton - Experience Winton

Opalton is situated 123km from Winton. It is one of the largest opal fields in Queensland and is known for the quality of opal mined. It is believed that opal was first discovered by George Cragg, a stockman from Warrnambool Station, in 1888, and the first mine was worked in 1894.

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Lightning Ridge, New South Wales - Wikipedia

Lightning Ridge is a town in northern New South Wales, Australia, in Walgett Shire, near the southern border of Queensland, ... centre of the mining of black opals and other opal gemstones. Lightning Ridge has the largest known deposits of black opals in the world [citation needed]. The name Lightning Ridge is said to have originated …

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5 top spots to fossick for opals - Australian Geographic ...

The opal fields of Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia are spots to fossick for hard-won flecks of treasure and explore fascinating history.

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About us – Hammond Mining

Hammond Mining is a small scale, family owned and operated Opal Mining Company. It has a rich history, and enjoys a long association with outback Queensland,

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Queensland Opal Fields | Macs Opals

Queensland Opal Fields - a vast area of opal mines in the West and South West of Australia. Read about Queensland opal fields. | Macs Opals

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Opal - Rock Files - Australian Mines Atlas

Opal is found around the world (Brazil, Mexico, Honduras and the western US) however Australia produces 95% of the world's precious opal. White opal was first mined commercially at Listowel Downs in Queensland in 1875.

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List Of Queensland Opal Mining Fields | Opal Auctions

There are so many Queensland Opal mining fields spread out over 1000km. Click to learn about each location and view our beautiful Queensland opals for sale.

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South West Queensland - Wikipedia

South West Queensland is a remote region in the Australian state of Queensland which covers 319,808 km 2 (123,479 sq mi). The region lies to the south of Central West Queensland and west of the Darling Downs and includes the Maranoa district and parts of the Channel Country. The area is noted for its cattle grazing, cotton farming, opal mining …

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Opal Mining | Kruising Around Australia

 · Posts about Opal Mining written by dimcfarlane369. The crash-landed spaceship from the movie "Pitch Black" was parked in front of the Opal Cave opal shop, looking very beaten up and forlorn, but strangely not that much out of place because this was, after all, Coober Pedy.The spaceship had been bought by the owners of the Opal …

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Opal fever and frustration for Queensland miners - …

A new generation of opal miners have moved into the Jundah area and they're using the latest technology to find valuable pipe opals. But one of the major threats to their success is red tape in the Queensland Government's Mines and Energy Department.

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QUEENSLAND BOULDER OPAL ASSOCIATION Inc

Name. Winton. Q. 4735. CHRISTIANOS. EVERT ~ Evert Opals. QUEENSLAND BOULDER OPAL ASSOCIATION Inc . WEB MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY 2012 – 2013 . M Miner C Cutter B Buyer E Exporter. W Wholesaler R Retailer J Jewellery Manufacturer O Other . Address Contact Info Mem.

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Queensland Opal Mines

Information on all opals including Boulder Opal, Black Opal, White opals and Crystal Opals.

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About Us | Boulder Opal Mines Australia

About Us Boulder Opal Mines Australia 2016-12-03T06:34:15+00:00 About Our Opal Loving Team. Opals have been part of my (John's) life since I was a toddler. I remember watching my father sorting through opals to be sold. Mostly they were the traditional oval or round shapes popular at the time. But what interested me was how the colours …

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-OPAL DEPOSITS IN QUEENSLAND - South West …

THE OPAL-MINING INDUSTRY AND THE DISTRIBUTION OF OPA~DEPOSITS IN QUEENSLAND. I l 1 J HISTORY 01<' THE DEVELOPMENT OF OPAL· MlNlNG, After a short era of prosperit)' there has been a yery considerable decline iu the opal.minin!!

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Cairns/Opal Mine - Whitsunday Island Forum - TripAdvisor

 · Answer 1 of 2: Hi, I was wondering if anyone has visited the Outback Opal Mine outside of Cairns and whether it would be worth stopping. If not, can anybody reccommend a place in that area which sells opal jewelry mined in Australia? Thanks!

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Queensland Opal Fields: Home of the Unique Australian ...

Queensland Opal Fields: Home of the Unique Australian Boulder Opal. Tao Hsu, Andrew Lucas, and Vincent Pardieu. January 24, 2017. This piece of boulder opal is from the famous mining town of Yowah. Unlike black opal, boulder opal incorporates both opal and its matrix rock. Boulder opal forms in many different shapes and patterns, …

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Australian Opal Mining Fields | Opals Down Under

Australian Opal Mining Fields. FAQ Where are the opal fields in Australia? Where are opals mined? Where is opal mined? Where is opal mining done? When was opal discovered? Although there are lots of opal mining towns in Australia there are four which have become names - Coober Pedy, Andamooka, White Cliffs and …

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