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Watch a black opal emerge from a piece of Australian rough opal

http://blackopaldirect.com/ See Justin from black opal direct encourage a fine black opal out of a difficult piece of Lightning Ridge rough opal, with some p...
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Black Opal Jewelry Latest Design Sterling Silver Black Opal Rings

http://www.blackopaljewellery.com Welcome to Black Opal Jewelry Click the link above to see our latest Collection of Black Opal Solid .925 Sterling Silver Ri...
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Opals, Australian Boulder/the best Opal in the world

We supply opals and opal jewellery direct from the mine. We can design your opal ring, opal pendant or opal earrings so come and browse through our extensive...
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How to Mine for Opals

Ever wondered what it's like, looking for opals at a pay-to-dig opal mine? Jake Anderson, of the Royal Peacock Opal Mine, describes it all, from raking the t...
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Finding the Ocean Inside of a Giant Opal

Finding the Ocean Inside of a Giant Opal | Australia's Opals | Scoop.it
Opal is a unique gem that is found primarily in Australia. The national gemstone of the country, opal is a hydrated amorphous form of silica. The water con

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Opals would make Martians feel at home in Australia: study - MINING.com

Opals would make Martians feel at home in Australia: study - MINING.com | Australia's Opals | Scoop.it
Australia produces 95% of the world's opals.
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All that glitters: Brutal climate, shiny payday - BBC News

All that glitters: Brutal climate, shiny payday - BBC News | Australia's Opals | Scoop.it
The life of a miner doesn’t seem exciting or easy. So why does remote Coober Pedy in Australia have people digging all day, living underground — and loving it?
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Australian Opals Now Available at Opalauctions, Electronics - weSRCH

Opal investment fetches good returns Mermaid Waters, Queensland -30/04/2014 - Australia 22nd April 2014, Opals are national gems of Australia that are beautiful..., Free Press Release Submission - Australian Opals Now Available at Opalauctions,...
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The Story of Australian Opal

Short video on Australian Opals produced for French TV with some background on the current industry and the new GDA grading system developed by the CSIRO and...
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How to Cut and Polish an Opal Cabochon

This video shows all the stages involved in cutting, sanding and polishing a opal cabochon. The opal in the video is from Andamooka, South Australia.
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On the Origins of Gems - New York Times

On the Origins of Gems - New York Times | Australia's Opals | Scoop.it
A skirmish around opal at gem shows this year laid bare some of the jewelry industry’s thorniest issues, including pricing, demand and value.
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Opal Creek, other Oregon gems part of Wilderness 50 celebration; tell us your ... - The Oregonian

Opal Creek, other Oregon gems part of Wilderness 50 celebration; tell us your ... - The Oregonian | Australia's Opals | Scoop.it
Write some words about Opal Creek in the form with this post, press submit, that's all there is to do. I will collect the stories and publish them right before Memorial Day Weekend getaway.
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How my opal jewellery is made

www.opalart.co.uk.....UK opal specialist site. We stock hand made opal jewellery. Vintage and antique opal jewelry. Opal rings,pendants and much more. A cust...
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Beautiful Large Opal Rings | Victoria Haneveer

Beautiful Large Opal Rings | Victoria Haneveer | Australia's Opals | Scoop.it
Opal is one of the most special gemstones, boasting an array of dazzling color flashes. Large opal rings come in silver or gold and are so eye-catching...

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The best opal rings are those which appeal to you the most, so choose from clear, white or black opals. Choose silver or gold for the band and think about what size of opal you like.

Team your opal with diamonds or other stones or keep the opal by itself to showcase its natural beauty. There are large opal rings for every taste and budget and no other precious stone looks quite like an opal.








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Opal market improves locally and internationally - Jeweller Magazine

Opal market improves locally and internationally - Jeweller Magazine | Australia's Opals | Scoop.it
Local and international demand for Australian opal is on the rise, according to the organiser of an upcoming opal exhibition.
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Opal fossicker dies after falling down mine shaft near Coober Pedy in South ... - ABC Online

Opal fossicker dies after falling down mine shaft near Coober Pedy in South ... - ABC Online | Australia's Opals | Scoop.it
A man who went missing while fossicking for opals near Coober Pedy dies after falling down a shaft.
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Lightning Ridge opal industry pushed to the brink - ABC Online

Lightning Ridge opal industry pushed to the brink - ABC Online | Australia's Opals | Scoop.it
Soaring costs and decreasing opal prices put the future of Lightning Ridge's iconic opal industry in doubt.
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Queensland opals still in demand internationally - ABC Online

Queensland opals still in demand internationally - ABC Online | Australia's Opals | Scoop.it
Opal miners in the state's west say Queensland boulder opals still attract international interest.
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Australian Outback Is Much Like Mars, Opals Suggest - Space.com

Australian Outback Is Much Like Mars, Opals Suggest - Space.com | Australia's Opals | Scoop.it
Research into how Australian opals formed points toward Mars geology.
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