Tag: rough opal

Opalized Pliosaurs and Other Fossils

Opalized Pliosaurs, and other fossils Opalized Pliosaurs, and other fossils including rough opal….It’s quite amazing that in the middle of the Australian dry outback you can find opalized pliosaurs and other fossils all opalized, sometimes with the most magnificent colors. Rough Opal is often found in the form of ancient sea creatures   Such was […]

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Work on Opal Without Special Machines

Work on opal without special machines Work on Opal Without Special Machines: If you don’t have any machinery, you can do it by hand this way: You have to find a piece of opal that is not too large so that it can be handled easily and has a fairly flat or domed surface. Buy […]

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My Hobby

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 […]

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Opal Calibration Chart

Opal Calibration Chart Opal Calibration Chart: When you first get to know about cutting opals, the challenge is to be able to cut the stones in a perfect oval. After a while your eye gets used to it. You start using your fingers as a human lathe and you know just the right ‘touch’ as […]

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