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Australian opals


Opal classification:
-White opals
- Crystal opals

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Black opals
 - Boulder opals

Opal mining in Lightning-Ridge
mines mines up

Map 
map

The mining grounds:
In South Australia: Coober Pedy

In New South Wales: Lightning-Ridge
In Queensland: Yowah, Opalton

Mining process:
drill drill 2
Drilling

hand dig
Digging by hand

dig
Expensive & modern digging

 dirt out  
wash dirt
Taking the dirt out      Washing the dirt

If you are lucky enough, you will find those "precious opals"....

cut
Cutting

opal
A red black opal is very rare!!!!

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