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A Rock hound in The Opal Fields

No Opals – 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 slang for a clapped […]

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My Hobby

My Hobby: Opal – Helpful Hints from an Enthusiast   After cutting opals for about 30 years, one day an old bloke walked into the Opal Miner’s Hut and said: “How do you “dop” an opal?” After a lengthy description of the traditional heated sealing wax method, he said “That’s a bit of a long […]

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