Category: Mining Information

Opal And Australia

Opal And Australia Opal And Australia have come a long way in the last two hundred years. Some of it good. A lot not so good. Starting with it being Britain’s way of getting rid of excess criminals, most of whom were just poor starving folks who stole a piece of bread and ended up in […]

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Gems from The Land Down Under

Gems from Land Down Under Australia has many Gems but Opal is King of gems from the land down under The following article doesn’t tell it all but gives a good summary What is it about Australian opal that makes it any different from any other opal found in the world? Yes, its true, even […]

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Rock Hounding

Rock Hounding Rock hounding kept me in the shed cutting and grinding the opal I found Parents particularly need to get their kids out of the cities and digging around the ground so that they can experience the planet again. I intend to write a book sometime in the future called ‘Rock Collecting for Kids’ […]

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A Rock hound in The Opal Fields

A Rock hound in the opal fields A Rock hound in The Opal Fields: What a place for a rock hound, and what a name for a town. ‘Anakie!’ and sapphire mining! Well, when I first set eyes on the place back in 1968 it sure well described it. Sapphire miners in old bombs (Aussie […]

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Rock Hounds – It’s A Dog’s Life!

Rock Hounds – It’s A Dog’s Life! Rock Hounds – It’s A Dog’s Life! Why do they call people who collect stones rock hounds? Probably because when you get the rock collecting bug, you are a bit like a dog that rarely looks up at the heavens anymore because your nose is always pointed at […]

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