Please click here to try The Great Courses Plus: http://ow.ly/OoWp302du3z Click here if you're interested in subscribing: http://bit.ly/Subscribe2SED Smarter Every Day on Patreon http://www.patreon.com/smartereveryday ⇊ Click below for more links! ⇊ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thank you to Science Alert for arranging my travel! http://www.sciencealert.com/ GET SMARTER SECTION The majority of the world's opal gemstones used for jewelry comes from Coober Pedy Australia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coober_Pedy Opals are unique: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opal Yanni's Store and Museum: http://www.umoonaopalmine.com.au/ Opal can be created by plants! http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0367253015001437 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tweet Ideas to me at: http://twitter.com/smartereveryday I'm "ilikerockets" on Snapchat. Snap Code: http://i.imgur.com/7DGfEpR.png Smarter Every Day on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SmarterEveryDay Smarter Every Day on Patreon http://www.patreon.com/smartereveryday Smarter Every Day On Instagram http://www.instagram.com/smartereveryday Smarter Every Day SubReddit http://www.reddit.com/r/smartereveryday Ambiance and musicy things by: Gordon McGladdery did the outro music the video. http://ashellinthepit.bandcamp.com/ The thought is it my efforts making videos will help educate the world as a whole, and one day generate enough revenue to pay for my kids college education. Until then if you appreciate what you've learned in this video and the effort that went in to it, please SHARE THE VIDEO! If you REALLY liked it, feel free to pitch a few dollars Smarter Every Day by becoming a Patron. http://www.patreon.com/smartereveryday Warm Regards, Destin
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With this new short GIA field expedition video you will discover some aspects of the GIA Field Expedition FE67 that took place in June 2015 in order to visit sapphire and opal mining areas in Australia. On the sapphire side we started with Inverell in New South Wales, then moved to the Anakie sapphire field and finally to the Lava plains both of them in Queensland. Each time we were impressed with the technical knowledge about sapphire mining... Enjoy!
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While checking out a patch of ground, the 'Gold Gypsies' unearth some small nuggets of gold, and then find an amazing 3 ounce monster nugget worth around $5000! Catch full episodes of your favourite Quest shows here: https://www.questod.co.uk/shows Subscribe to Quest TV for more great clips: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c... Quest On Demand: http://www.questtv.co.uk/video/ Follow Quest on Twitter: https://twitter.com/QuestTV
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Australian mining matters because it's part of modern life. Gulkula Mining Company Pty Ltd - owned by the Gumatj - mines bauxite from the Dhupuma Plateau Bauxite Mine on the Gove Peninsula, 30km south of Nhulunbuy in the Northern Territory. The bauxite - used for aluminium production - is sold to Rio Tinto’s Gove operation where it is processed and shipped to customers.
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Thousands of tradespeople commute from Perth by plane, working 12-hour shifts on 24-hour-a-day mining operations. Even the newest qualified earn well over $100,000 a year, but the money has consequences: In towns near mines, prices for everything from property to services are high. Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Western Australia.
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Huge gold-encrusted rocks unearthed in Australia Huge gold-encrusted rocks unearthed in Australia, miners in West Australia find goldMiners in Western Australia say they have discovered two huge gold-encrusted rocks that are each estimated to be worth millions of dollars. The largest specimen, weighing 95kg (210lb), was found to contain more than 2,400 ounces of gold, Canadian miner RNC Minerals said. Miners in Australia often extract as little as 2g of gold per tonne of rock, Prof Spearing told the BBC. RNC Minerals said it had extracted 2,200g per tonne. "Very, very seldom do we see results on that level. This is an exceedingly rare find and very exciting," Prof Spearing said. He said that gold particles were often too small to be visible to the human eye. Image copyrightRNC MINERALS Image caption Concentrations of gold seen in the Beta Hunt mine The Beta Hunt mine had primarily been running as a nickel operation until last week's discovery. The company had targeted the gold vein, located 500m (1,600ft) underground, after finding traces of gold closer to the surface in June. RNC Minerals chief executive Mark Selby said the largest rocks would go to auction as collector items. The company said it had extracted gold worth about C$15m (£9m; $11m) from a mine near Kalgoorlie last week. One mining engineer described the finds as "exceedingly rare". "People do still record finding nuggets in the goldfields, but typically they are less than several ounces," said Prof Sam Spearing, director of the Western Australia School of Mines at Curtin University. The mining company valued the largest rock at about C$4m. It said the second-largest - a 63kg specimen with an estimated 1,600 ounces of gold - was worth C$2.6m. Arabic: اكتشفت صخور ضخمة مغطاة بالذهب في أستراليا ، وعمال المناجم في غرب أستراليا يجدون الوريد الذهبي Czech: V Austrálii se v Austrálii objevily obrovské zlaté skály, horníci v západní Austrálii nalezli zlatou žílu Danish: Kæmpe guldbelagte klipper udgravet i Australien, minearbejdere i Vest-Australien finder guldåre German: Riesige mit Gold verkrustete Felsen, die in Australien gefunden wurden, Goldgräber in Westaustralien Greek: Τεράστια πετρώματα με κρυστάλλους χρυσού που βρέθηκαν στην Αυστραλία, οι ανθρακωρύχοι στη Δυτική Αυστραλία βρίσκουν χρυσή φλέβα Spanish: Enormes rocas con incrustaciones de oro desenterradas en Australia, los mineros en el oeste de Australia encuentran veta de oro Persian: در سنگاپور سنگ معدن طلای سنگین کشف شده در استرالیا، معدنچیان در غرب استرالیا رگه های طلایی پیدا می کنند French: D'énormes rochers incrustés d'or ont été découverts en Australie, des mineurs de l'ouest de l'Australie ont trouvé des filons d'or Hindi: ऑस्ट्रेलिया में पाए गए विशाल सोने से घिरे चट्टानों, पश्चिम ऑस्ट्रेलिया में खनिकों को सोने की नस मिलती है Hungarian: Aranyozott aranyozott kőzetek Ausztráliában, a Nyugat-Ausztrália bányászai arany vénát találnak Indonesian: Batuan emas bertatahkan besar ditemukan di Australia, penambang di Australia Barat menemukan urat emas Italian: Enormi rocce incrostate di oro dissotterrate in Australia, i minatori dell'Australia occidentale trovano la vena dell'oro Korean: 호주에서 발견 된 거대한 금 - 암석 암석들, 서부 호주의 광부들은 금 정맥을 발견했다. Dutch: Enorme goud-encrusted rotsen opgegraven in Australië, mijnwerkers in West-Australië vinden goud ader Norwegian: Stort gullbelagte bergarter oppdaget i Australia, gruvearbeidere i Vest-Australia finner gullvein Punjabi: ਆਸਟ੍ਰੇਲੀਆ ਵਿਚ ਲੱਭੇ ਹੋਏ ਵੱਡੇ ਸੋਨੇ-ਭਰੇ ਚੱਟਾਨਾਂ, ਪੱਛਮੀ ਆਸਟਰੇਲੀਆ ਦੇ ਖਾਨਾਂ ਵਿਚ ਸੋਨੇ ਦੀ ਨਾੜੀ ਲੱਭੀ Portuguese: Enormes rochas incrustadas de ouro desenterradas na Austrália, mineiros da Austrália Ocidental encontram veias de ouro Russian: Огромные золотые инкрустированные камни, обнаруженные в Австралии, горняки в Западной Австралии находят золотую жилу Swedish: Stora guldbelagda stenar uppgraderade i Australien, gruvarbetare i västra Australien hittar guldvenen Chinese: 澳大利亚出土了巨大的金镶嵌岩石，西澳大利亚的矿工们发现了金矿脉 Chinese (Simplified): 澳大利亚出土了巨大的金镶嵌岩石，西澳大利亚的矿工们发现了金矿脉 Chinese (Traditional): 澳大利亞出土了巨大的金鑲嵌巖石，西澳大利亞的礦工們發現了金礦脈
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Rough jade is one of the most valuable minerals on Earth. Have you walked right over it? I show some Wyoming nephrite jade that I've found, talk about an upcoming jade mining project, and discuss the mineralogy that can lead to you finding your own jade deposits. There has been a "green gold" rush going on but few know about it. Learn how to identify jade, how to find jade, and how to become a better prospector or rock hunter. Rock hounding, rock collecting, and mining
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This cinematic drone short film was shot at the Edna May gold mine site in Western Australia over a 6 month period and is owned by Ramelius Resources. The video aims to portray the modern processes that are used to mine the lucrative golden mineral. **Approval has been given by the Mine Manager and COO of Ramelius Resources to post this video. Main Footage shot with the DJI Mavic Pro Other footage - Sony Alpha 6300 Music: OdinMann - Inspiring Corporate Cinematic Trailer [Music Standard Licence] Edited with Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017 I also take photos: https://www.instagram.com/carranddrone/ https://www.facebook.com/CarrandDrone/ www.carranddrone.com Other feature videos: Seeding Australia: https://youtu.be/CoDaA0GayOc Cunderdin Harvest: https://youtu.be/pU3OuRdWqc8 Mukinbudin by drone: https://youtu.be/k9P9gzxm218
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(For licensing or usage, contact [email protected]) Sue Cooper - a female opal miner from Australia and the owner of Broken River Mining - shares with you the excitement of being the first person on the planet to expose an natural opal and gaze upon its beauty. To see all of Broken River Mining’s amazing opal gemstones and opal specimens and to follows Sue’s adventures as an opal miner in outback Australia, please visit us at www.brokenrivermining.com or on Instagram @brokenrivermining
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Ethiopian Opal Australia has been the dominant force in the opal market for over 100 years. During that time as much as 95% of the worldwide opal production has been mined in Australia. Today, Ethiopia is on its way to becoming the second heavyweight in the opal market. A small discovery in 1994 put Ethiopia on the worldwide opal map. This was followed by important discoveries in 2008 and 2013. These are now producing beautiful precious opal, fire opal, and black opal with spectacular play-of-color in a variety of patterns and body colors. Ethiopian opals are not only beautiful, but they generally cost less than similar-quality opal from Australia. People now go to the store looking for “Welo opals” or “Ethiopian opals.” They also use the internet and search for these opals by name. This surge of public awareness has developed in just a few years without a major mining company or jewelry brand spending millions of dollars to promote them. This popularity is being driven by the beauty of Ethiopian opal and their current attractive prices. A Short History of Ethiopian Opal Precious opal mined in Ethiopia began entering the gem and jewelry market in 1994. This opal originated from a discovery made in the Menz Gishe District in the northern part of the Shewa Province. Opal from this area occurs in a wide range of body colors. Much of the opal has a brown, red, or orange body color; however, yellow, white, and clear body colors are also found. Shewa Province opal is found in stratified igneous rocks such as rhyolite, tuff, and ignimbrite. Although much of this opal has crazing problems, stable material enters the gem and jewelry market. These opals are often called “Shewa opals” or “Mezezo opals” after their locality of origin. The most important opal discovery in Ethiopia to date was made in 2008 near the town of Wegel Tena in the Wollo Province in the northern part of the country. This opal can have vivid play-of-color flashing from a body color of clear, white, yellow, orange, or brown. It is more stable than the North Shewa opal. This material quickly became known in the trade as “welo opal,” but the names “wollo” and “wello” are also encountered. Much of the welo opal is produced from a single area of stratified volcanic rocks. The main vein is an opalized rhyolitic ignimbrite up to one meter thick that overlies a base of clay. The opal likely formed as silica-bearing waters accumulated on top of the impermeable clay. Silica gel precipitated in the pore spaces of the ignimbrite and was later transformed into opal. The seam outcrops along steep valley walls, where short horizontal tunnels are excavated to mine the opal. Underground mining here is very dangerous work, as the ignimbrite is often fractured, friable and poorly lithified. The seam can be traced along the valley walls where it is being mined, but its full geographic extent is unknown because the opal-bearing stratum is covered by up to 350 meters of stratified volcanic deposits. However, the deposit may extend over several kilometers and could become a major source of gem-quality opal. A third deposit was found in 2013, again in the Wollo Province, but about 100 kilometers north of the Wegel Tena area. Much of the opal in this deposit has a translucent gray to black body color. It occurs in a seam of mineralized ignimbrite. The seam is in an extensive sequence of stratified volcanic rocks. It is up to 60 centimeters thick and rests atop of an impermeable clay. This deposit is also poorly defined but the seam can be traced along the steep valley walls. Current mining is by horizontal tunnels dug into the seam’s outcrop on steep hillsides. Facebook Twitter Google+ Please Like And Subscribe Sky News undefined
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Emmerson Resources Limited is an ASX listed gold resource company that recently secured a landmark Joint Venture agreement with Evolution Mining. Emmerson Resources commands a dominant tenement position in Australia's Tennant Creek Mineral Field. This field is characterised by extremely high-grade gold & gold-copper deposits. Emmerson Resources owns the Warrego Gold Plant, located 35 kilometers northwest of Tennant Creek. The plant has an annual production capacity of 300,000 tonnes and was last operated in December 2005, following complete refurbishment in early 2003 Emmerson Resources 3 Kimberley Street WEST LEEDERVILLE WA 6007 Australia Visit the Website http://www.emmersonresources.com.au/ Meet the director and managers at http://www.emmersonresources.com.au/board-of-directors Phone: (08) 9381 7838 Fax: (08) 9381 5375 BIG Profile https://goo.gl/XuN9gG Click Below to SUBSCRIBE for More Videos: https://goo.gl/XG1uY0 Showcase your business: https://membership.bigreviewtv.com [email protected]
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Follow geologist/gemmolgist, Charles Lawson, as he travels throughout the exotic lands Madagascar. Experience the variety of aspects of the Malagasy gem trade from mining, to cutting and even jewellery production. For more information and to see the spoils of this trip and many others, visit: www.lawsongems.com
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The Fimiston Open Pit, colloquially known as the Super Pit, is Australia's largest open cut gold mine. The Super Pit is located off the Goldfields Highway on the south-east edge of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. The pit is oblong in shape and is approximately 3.5 kilometres long, 1.5 kilometres wide and 570 metres deep. At these dimensions, it is large enough to be seen from space. The Super Pit is owned by Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines Pty Ltd, a company owned 50/50 by Barrick Gold Corporation and Newmont Mining Corporation. The mine produces 850,000 ounces (28 tonnes) of gold per year, and employs around 550 employees directly on site.
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We didn't get much time at the mine this year due to running the tour company but as always we did make it. It would turn out that the virgin soil on the upper claim didn't pan out but we managed to locate where the original gold and sapphire miners cleaned and sorted their material. Huge numbers of sapphires, all smaller but some great colors and still a lot of fun. More videos to come from this dig season!
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Mintabie is a small opal mining town in far north South Australia. On our visit in 2008 there were only a few Senior students, so our son Jacob joined the class for the day and we spent a few hours filming and editing a quick clip to capture that moment in time.
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Don Kogen of Gem Hunters, Inc. leads a team of gem experts on a hunt for precious Sunset Rubies. Their search leads them through the backstreet markets of Thailand, through dangerous jungles and finally to the hidden mines of Cambodia where these precious rubies are mined. Can Don and team successfully negotiate with the heavily-armed local miners? Can he successfully transform the raw stones into gems worth hundreds of thousands of dollars on the open market? | For more Game of Stones, visit http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/game-of-stones Subscribe to Discovery! | http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=discoverynetworks Catch all new episodes of Game of Stones Fridays at 10/9c! Watch full episodes online! | http://bit.ly/GameofStonesFullEps
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Australian Mines Ltd (ASX:AUZ) exploration manager Stuart Peterson updates Proactive Investors on the Sconi Cobalt-Nickel-Scandium Project, which is located in North Queensland, Australia. A considerable resource upgrade at two deposits was recently announced, and the company does plan to expand resources further through drilling later this year. An optimised Bankable Feasibility Study (BFS) is underway, and the project has been awarded Prescribed Project status by the Queensland Government.
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In May 2018, we had the privilege to visit again the Aappaluttoq ruby mine operated by « Greenland Ruby » ( a company part of LNS group) in South West Greenland. It was great to see the mine in production, witness the mining in arctic conditions, meet the local people working there and listen what they had to say about their work. Interestingly also, this time we were joined by Mads Kornerup from Shamballa Jewels. It was just a great pleasure to witness somebody from the consuming side of the industry meeting miners and listen what he had to say about that incredible mine.
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Join Eric Ingott in this toungue in cheak, faux mining promo as he tells the town of Gloucester NSW Australia what his company, Envira-Coal has in store for them and what the benefits of I mine surrounding the township would bring. In real life Gloucester is under threat from possible mining around Gloucester.
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http://RareInvestment.com - An Australian mining company says it has found a 12.76-carat pink diamond, the largest rough pink diamond found in the country. The rare diamond was found at Rio Tinto's Argyle diamond mine in Western Australia's East Kimberly region.Estimated to be worth millions, it has been named the Argyle Pink Jubilee, and is being cut and polished in Perth.It will be sold later this year after being shown around the world, including in New York and Hong Kong.The process of polishing and cutting, which began in Perth on Tuesday, is expected to take about 10 days. The diamond will then be graded by a team of international experts.More than 90% of the pink diamonds in the world come from the Argyle mine, a Rio Tinto statement said.The Argyle Pink Jubilee is a light pink diamond, the company said. It is similar in colour to The Williamson Pink - the diamond found in Tanzania that Queen Elizabeth II received as a wedding gift and which was subsequently set into a brooch for her coronation.A Rio Tinto spokesperson said that a diamond of this calibre was ''unprecedented''.''It has taken 26 years of Argyle production to unearth this stone and we may never see one like this again,'' said Argyle Pink Diamonds Manager Josephine Johnson.In 2010, a rare 24.78-carat "fancy intense pink" diamond was sold for a record-breaking $46 million (£29m), the highest price ever paid for a jewel, to a well-known British dealer at an auction in Geneva.That diamond had been in a private collection for 60 years.
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In December 2017, we had our first visit to Ethiopia and we explored the Rift Valley and the southern part of the country to visit an interesting new emerald mining project by Gemfields located near Web village close to the small town of Dubuluk. The main goal was to collect samples, on site at the mines, for the Bahrain Institute for Pearls and Gemstones (DANAT; http://www.danat.bh/ ) reference collection in Bahrain as Ethiopia is emerging as an interesting new source for gemstones. The Web village area started to produce emeralds in the early 2000 and stones started to reach the markets in small quantities (Cevalos & al, G&G, Fall 2012, G&G, "an emerald from ethiopia", pp. 219-220) but the production remained irregular. In 2013 WGM (Web Gemstone Mining) company was created as a partnership between a local investor and the local Web village community. In 2015 that local investor invited Gemfields into the project in order to develop the mine (More at: https://gemfields.com/our-mines-assets/new-projects/#accordion-1 ). Gemfields became the majority shareholder with the Web village community and the investor as partners. At the time of our visit in Dec 2017, the project was at the exploration stage. We could witness bulk sampling at the Dogogo pit. The company was working a pegmatite area that was rich in promising green beryl crystals. We collected some of the for the DANAT reference collection. The goal for WGM was to reach an emerald rich reaction zone between the pegmatite (source of beryllium) and a high grade metamorphic rock called TMS belt (for talc magnetite shist) that is the source for chromium. During our visit we could also witness the local market taking place each Wednesday at Web village that has turned, since the arrival of the mine, into one of the most important in the region due to the additional income generated by the local community since the opening of the mine. The general feeling we had after that first visit was that Ethiopia has a great potential to become a significant gem producer in the years to come.
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Hidden Gems: After suffering the Soviets, the Taliban, and the War on Terror, Afghanistan has had its share of turmoil; but can 1,000 billion dollars worth of emeralds lift Afghanistan out of poverty? Subscribe to Journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For similar stories see: Exposing The Inhumane Conditions Of Burkina Faso's Gold Mines https://youtu.be/c7iv1fef6qo Zimbabwe's Blood Diamond Killing Fields https://youtu.be/k9Bk5VIhjiY The Children Risking Their Lives In Underwater Gold Mines https://youtu.be/P1L_pxYZVwE "We have a lot of requests from Europe because the Emeralds from Afghanistan are the best in the world", Raphael says. He's a Frenchman who first came to Afghanistan to train Afghan security services before venturing into the emerald trade. He sees a huge chance here to exploit a market that could easily increase in value twenty or thirty-fold, but the obstacles are not inconsiderable. Just to get to the mines Raphael has to travel the 150 Kilometres from Kabul to Panjshir, right through Taliban kidnap country. When he gets there he finds an industry in the dark ages, where homemade pyrotechnics are exploded in poorly dug mineshafts, killing many miners and ruining the quality of up to 75% of the stones they dig. "If you see the damage being done to these stones... so much is lost", Yama Torabi from Integrity Watch Afghanistan tells us. The government here remains hopelessly out of touch with the industry that "still (uses) a mining law adopted 100 years ago". But as the country prepares for elections and Europeans like Raphael open up the gem trade here, could this be a beacon of hope for the future? For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/?lid=67019 Wild Angle Productions - Ref. 6082 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
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A chat about a potential mini rush I may have caused, winter mining activity on and around the claim, thin sections and ID's, chrysoprase, and anything else related to my Green Gold videos and nephrite jade over this winter. Thin section slides were prepared by Geosec, visit them at www.geosec.biz
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See the colorplay of the best opal in the world and experience how intense this amazing gem can be. The color and intensity makes this gemstone way more colorful than any Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire or Emerald. Black opal from Australia has been around for many years and is now becoming more popular. When comparing this gem it far outshines all other gemstones in the world. So when your choosing a gemstone for a piece of jewelry consider this amazing precious opal gem as an engagement or eternity piece as the color will keep you in a positive frame of mind. When ever you look at your opal you will see rainbows and this can only be a positive experience. Come and check us out at www.blackopaldirect.com
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The search continues mining opal stone natural gemstones. most opal is cut and polished to form a cabochon. "Solid" .... The largest producing mines of Virgin Valley - Australia have been the famous Rainbow Ridge, Royal Peacock, Bonanza, Opal Queen, and WRT Stonetree/Black
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Roskill's inaugural Lithium Mine to Market, Australia 2019 conference opened this morning in Perth and will continue tomorrow. Oliver Heathman, manager of mining research and cost modelling at Roskill, catches up with Proactive's Danielle Doporto from the Perth studio to discuss all of the hot topics and emerging trends relating to lithium, in Australia and around the world.
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Here is another happy customer using TrakMats.
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Mine workers extract minerals and moon stones from underground mines shafts. Moonstone, considered to be the most valuable variety of feldspar, is the opalescent variety of orthoclase (an opaque to transparent potassium feldspar). Its schiller or adularescence is caused by the intergrowth of two different types of feldspar, with different refractive indexes. Like labradorite, it has an opalescent quality, caused by the reflection of light from the internal structure. Moonstone is usually whitish-blue, but can be colorless, yellow, orange, gray, or even reddish. Like many gems found in Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) and Myanmar (formerly Burma), moonstone most often occurs as pebbles and irregular masses in gem-gravels and clay-deposits. Mining moonstone is nearly always a manual process but there are several different ways in which stones can be collected: In one method, miners dig deep narrow holes in the earth, lowering themselves by rope to the bottom. Filling their wicker baskets with loose dirt and gravel, they hoist the baskets back up to the surface where the gravels can be washed by hand to expose gem quality moonstones that can then be picked out of the gravel. Another method, often referred to as "alluvial," is used in streams and rivers. In this process, natives use loosely-woven pans made from bamboo to 'wash' the river gravels, sands, and soils, allowing them to 'sift' the the water. Mitiyagoda's moonstone Occurring in colors ranging from misty whites to soft grays to pale oranges, Sri Lanka has produced the most desirable and enchanting specimens of moonstone for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. Described as "situated somewhat in the hinterland," Sri Lanka's tiny hamlet of Domanwila, in the village of Mitiyagoda (also known as Meetiyagoda), dominates the world's moonstone market. The village is especially known for its "blue flash" moonstone, translucent white with brilliant flashes of a metallic shimmer-y bright blue. Providing steady employment (a rarity in Sri Lanka), the moonstone industry supports the village. The orthoclase layer under the village is only about 20-30 feet down making manual, low cost access possible. This is particularly beneficial in a culture dependent on the gem trade where men often have to leave home for many months at a time to mine in remote areas of the country, living under the most primitive conditions. However, the advantage also comes at a cost: abandoned mines have turned into stagnant polluted water holes that breed ever more mosquitoes, making malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases a huge problem. Source: lanka-houses.com/sightseeing/moonstone-mine-ambalangoda.html This footage is part of the professionally-shot broadcast stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of HD imagery from South Asia. The collection comprises of 150, 000+ hours of high quality broadcast imagery, mostly shot on HDCAM / SR 1080i High Definition, Alexa, SR, XDCAM and 4K. Write to us for licensing this footage on a broadcast format, for use in your production! We are happy to be commissioned to film for you or else provide you with broadcast crewing and production solutions across South Asia. We pride ourselves in bringing the best of India and South Asia to the world... Please subscribe to our channel wildfilmsindia on Youtube for a steady stream of videos from across India. Also, visit and enjoy your journey across India at www.clipahoy.com , India's first video-based social networking experience! Reach us at rupindang [at] gmail [dot] com and [email protected] To SUBSCRIBE click the below link: www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=WildFilmsIndia Like & Follow Us on: Facebook: www.facebook.com/WildernessFilmsIndiaLimited Website: www.wildfilmsindia.com
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We work a rich area to find some nice gold with our Gold Fox Trommel! We also find a gold nugget in an unexpected place! Support AU79 Prospecting HERE - https://www.patreon.com/au79prospecting Want to experience gold fever yourself? Check out my favorite paydirt company - http://bit.ly/2yFSswp . Fast shipping, great gold, and amazing customer service. My favorite Gold Pan - https://www.goldclaw.com/pages/au79 - Use code "AU79GoldClaw" at checkout to receive FREE GOLD! - The ULTIMATE finishing pan! Any purchases made from the links below help support my channel! Special Thanks to Michael Valadez, Triangle Detecting for their support! Camera Gear - How I get the shots! - My MAIN Camera - http://amzn.to/2GOeDRJ - My MAIN Mic - https://amzn.to/2MPSIQ0 - Gold Pan Mount - http://amzn.to/2E5KIqs - Macro Lens - http://amzn.to/2EJrDHq - Phone stabilizer - http://amzn.to/2GPslnd - Tripod - http://amzn.to/2EIA1r0 - Amazing Videocam - http://amzn.to/2E53t9g Clothing - Lacrosse Boots - http://amzn.to/2ti0GsB Recommended Gold Pans / Classifiers - Garrett Supersluice Gold Pan - http://amzn.to/2hzYWC2 - Blue SE Gold Pan (best contrast) - http://amzn.to/2j464ap - Black Gold Pan (cheapest) - http://amzn.to/2AHGaVy - Large Bucket Classifiers - http://amzn.to/2oFDIqG - Small Classifiers - http://amzn.to/2FOQFWh Recommended Gold Scales and Gold Storage - Gold Scale (my favorite!!) - http://amzn.to/2i6cHZx - Gold Snuffer Bottle - http://amzn.to/2yRzfnQ - Gold Vials - http://amzn.to/2is25oF Recommended Water Pumps - 1200 gph - http://amzn.to/2DlSTLH - 3700 gph - http://amzn.to/2FqCt5f Join us on Facebook (AU79 Prospecting) for exclusive updates! Production music courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com Join us on our next adventure! SUBSCRIBE, LIKE, AND COMMENT! Contact us - [email protected]
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This is the second video we did after our field expedition in May 2018. Like in 2017, we had the privilege to visit again the Aappaluttoq ruby mine operated by « Greenland Ruby » ( a company part of LNS group) in South West Greenland and collect, on site, at the mine, some reference samples for the "Bahrain Institute for Pearls & Gemstones" (DANAT) Lab. It was great to see again the mine, this time in production and witness the mining in arctic conditions. Interestingly also, this time we were joined by Mads Kornerup, from Shamballa Jewels. While I was collecting samples from the mine to the lab, he was looking at the whole thing from his side, meaning from mine to market. A very interesting expedition indeed.
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Very unusual. It rained? Coober Pedy is a town in northern South Australia, 846 kilometres north of Adelaide on the Stuart Highway. According to the 2011 census, its population was 1,695 (953 males, 742 females, including 275 indigenous Australians). The town is sometimes referred to as the "opal capital of the world" because of the quantity of precious opals that are mined there. Coober Pedy is renowned for its below-ground residences, called "dugouts", which are built in this fashion due to the scorching daytime heat. The name "Coober Pedy" comes from the local Aboriginal term kupa-piti, which means "white man's hole". Opal was found in Coober Pedy on 1 February 1915; since then the town has been supplying most of the world's gem-quality opal. Coober Pedy today relies as much on tourism as the opal mining industry to provide the community with employment and sustainability. Coober Pedy has over seventy opal fields and is the largest opal mining area in the world. http://www.brendanconfalonierereview.com/
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Please visit http://stores.ebay.com/ultrarocks to purchase crystals I've found This video is only intended for people with the crystals from this pocket, thats why the video is a bit boring and I'm numbering all the pieces. All the piece from this pocket has been sold or given away, but I have several more pockets available in the future like this. Please visit http://stores.ebay.com/ultrarocks to purchase crystals I've found
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Check out the Most AMAZING Underground Buildings & Structures! From the deepest buildings underground to other mysterious underground projects, this top 10 list of incredible buildings will amaze you! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "REAL Mermaid Sightings Around The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/ChM0CBRmVsM Watch our "10 Sea Monsters ATTACKING A Boat!" video here: https://youtu.be/0XROvoPCDNc Watch our "STRANGEST Animals People Keep As Pets!" video here: https://youtu.be/OMa96nPqz-Y 8. POST OFFICE IN A CAVE This post office located in the Postojna Cave in Slovenia, has become famous! In 2017, Architectural Digest named this underground place as one of the Seven Subterranean Wonders of the World. The post office was built in 1899, making it the oldest underground post office in the world. It was constructed entirely with materials that were small enough to be transported to the building location by the cave’s train. 7. Antorini Wine Cellar Marchesa Antorini is one of Italy’s most famous winemakers. The family-owned business has been making wine since 1385, but until 2013, they kept their doors closed to the public. That year, the company opened their newly-built Marchesa Antorini Chianti Classico Cellar to visitors for the first time. 6. WIELICZKA SALT MINE This 13th-century salt mine is located in the Krakow metropolitan area of southern Poland, and continuously provided table salt until 2007. Mining activities ended in 1996 due to the falling cost of table salt. Until then, the Wieliczka Salt Mine was operated by Kraków Saltworks. It’s the oldest European salt mine and is considered to have royal status. 5. UNDERGROUND CHURCH In the desert mining town of Coober Pedy, Australia, there’s an underground Serbian Orthodox church, known as the Coober Pedy Serbian Church, that was built in 1993. It was constructed by Serbs who settled in Coober Pedy as opal miners. The church is 98 feet long (30 m), 17 feet wide (5.3 m), and 23 feet high (7 m), and at its deepest point, is 55 feet (17 m) below the ground. 4. STUNNING SWISS MOUNTAINSIDE RETREAT In Vals, Switzerland, it’s considered of utmost importance not to disturb the tranquility of the local atmosphere with the construction of a new dwelling. Most architectural proposals in Vals are rejected because they’re thought to be disruptive to the village’s environment. 3. THE HOBBIT MOTEL The Lord of the Rings is one of the most beloved series of all time. Fans wanting to create their own Hobbit experience built the very first Hobbit Motel, located in Woodlyn Park on New Zealand’s North Island. It’s built into a hill and has round doors and windows and a grassy roof. Although the motel was designed to resemble a true hobbit home, it was built for humans, and each unit is big and tall enough to comfortably accommodate up to six guests. 2. PARK POBEDY At nearly 276 feet (84 m) beneath ground level, the Park Pobedy metro station is the deepest station in Moscow and the third-deepest in the world. At the end of 2016, Deputy Mayor for Urban Development and Construction Marat Khusnullin announced the launching of the world’s longest escalator within the Park Pobedy station. The escalator is nearly 427 feet (130 m) long and operates at a depth of 223 feet (68 m). 1. CHURCHILL’S SECRET BUNKER It was once customary for world leaders to flee from major cities in the event of warfare, but Winston Churchill bravely, although secretly, remained quietly stationed beneath the streets of London during World War II. In a set of dank, subterranean rooms that were once used by civil servants to store furniture, Churchill and his most senior commanders plotted the British military’s next move and communicated with allied countries. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Author: James A Calderwood Title: The Opal Dragon Paperback: 388 pages Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 23, 2015) Language: English ISBN-10: 1503219526 ISBN-13: 978-1503219526 Price: $25.00 Kindle Price: $7.50 Synopsis: The Dragon starts his life in the Philippines on one of the smaller islands. Ali is the son of one of the town’s local prostitutes Zeena. He works the markets looking for customers for his mother, who is starting to lose her looks due to her age and the volatile lifestyle she has lead over the years. Drugs in her early years did not help. Zeena’s lifestyle has not helped Ali in his upbringing. He has been beaten by her customers on many occasions as he has tried to stop his mother being beaten by violent customers. Ali launches into a life of crime after robbing and stabbing an elderly jewellery trader on his way home from work one night. The police are looking for Ali who slips out of town to stay with his aunt Sasha in the mountains. He is with Sasha for a long time and has met a nice girl in the village. For the first time in his life the eighteen year old Ali is happy. Gentle Sasha is murdered by a young terrorist. Ali catches him and stabs him. Ali and Zeena leave their island town for Manilla. A sense of normality finds its way into their life only to be shattered by a chance meeting with a violent customer from her past. Ali and Zeena contrive a plan to murder this violent man. He is garroted with a length of wire as he is having sex with Zeena. Ali is then involved in the drug trade and is warned about a hit on his life arranged by Emelio Sanchez one of Manilla’s head drug dealers and brothel owners. Emilio has threatened to toss Zeena off the local wharf bound with chains if Ali does not show up. Ali devises a cunning plan to murder Emilio on the way home from church one Sunday. Ali burns Emilio in his car after he causes it to crash. He and Zeena leave the Philippines and catch a small ship for Australia. In Cairns Australia Ali sees his first beautiful opal. He decides on buying opals and having other people steal them for him in his new base At Coober Pedy. Ali has now conscience when it comes to pay backs to and threat to his new business. People just go missing. He now has others to do these jobs. A sense of normality enters his life. All of this is shattered when a chain of disastrous events occur over a short time. There is an intertwining of different characters that are also on a quest to find the beautiful Australian black opal. About the Author: I grew up on a farm near Port Lincoln, South Australia. I attended the White River School which was at the end of our farm. Three miles away from home. There were twelve students. I was sent to Adelaide at year seven to a boarding school Prince Alfred College. I was a bit of a miss-fit as I had never been away from home before. I was bullied, but as the boy in the 'Power of One', I learned to fight. When i came home the farm house was a madhouse in the morning. Bacon and eggs and a argument. Father used to pick, mum, then my brother, then me. After a couple of jobs I bought a farm. this farm was very stony. In the first year the price of wool dropped by 50%, every time we sowed crops on the rough land we were beset upon by Kangaroos and emus, who rolled in and ate most of the crop. We sold up and bought a better farm. Glenys, my wife and I developed a lot of large gum country to farm. We trebled the production of this farm. I altered a lot of farm machinery to handle the development as it broke down in the rough work. After 20 years farming, I broke my leg on the farm. It was set wrongly. We moved to Port Lincoln and developed some properties. I bought a bulldozer at Coober Pedy, we went opal mining on a part time basis. Glenys walked behind the bulldozer turning big rocks over and checking for opal, while I drove the dozer. We had been looking for opals before. the rock above the opal was very tough. I invented a tungsten tipped ripping tool which we patented .We almost had the tool on the market with a large multinational firm when the Global Finance Crisis hit. The tool has the ability to save 40% in costs, and rip tough rock which we would have had to drill and blast. The book was started as I sat around with bolts through my broken leg. I had a vivid dream, just like seeing a movie .I started to write it all down. One problem was the alarm went before the dream finished.
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Mike (Colin Friels - Malcolm) and his buddy, Johnny (Harold Hopkins - Don's Party), are miners in search of sapphires in the harsh emerald belt of Central Queensland. Joined by rough diamonds Ted (Bruce Spence - Mad Max) and Stella (Kris McQuade - Strictly Ballroom), these likeable battlers pin their hopes on a new claim until a big mining company moves in on their turf with machines, bulldozers - and guns! With the help of a travelling city doctor (Norman Kaye - Lonely Hearts), these mates are determined to play the big miners at their own games. This rollicking Aussie favourite won the AFI for Best Screenplay in 1983 - producer John Dingwall's follow-up to his masterpiece, Sunday Too Far Away (1975). Presented on a pristine new digital transfer, this rarely-seen gem is presented for the first time ever on DVD.
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Making news this week: iron ore production in the Pilbara is up, with exports increasing 30% in January when compared to the same time last year. Elsewhere the Australian Taxation Office is considering a plan that will see companies with a turnover of more than 100 million per year allowed to do their own tax auditing. Finally, the incoming Queensland Labor Government has caused some confusion over their approach to 100% FIFO policies. For more information on the lead stories this week check the links below: • Port Hedland iron ore exports up 30% http://www.miningaustralia.com.au/news/port-hedland-iron-ore-exports-up-30 • Big companies entrusted with own tax auditing http://www.miningaustralia.com.au/news/big-companies-entrusted-with-own-tax-auditing • Confusion rises over QLD Labor FIFO policy http://www.miningaustralia.com.au/news/confusion-rises-over-qld-labor-fifo-policy
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Meet the largest diamonds in the world. These expensive gemstones will dazzle you, literally, with their enormous brightness. -Cullinan diamond This is one of the world’s most famous diamonds, found in 1905 in Superintendent Sir Thomas Cullinan’s mine in South Africa, which carries the name of the founder. -Excelsior Diamond This stone was discovered June 30, 1893 by an African man in the Jagersfontein mine. -Star of Sierra Leone It was discovered February 14, 1972 in Sierra Leone, the fourth diamond with the highest gem quality and one of the alluvial mining diamonds ever found. -Lesedi La Rona The name of this diamond means "Our Light" in the Bantu language of the Tswana of Botswana of Africa. It has a weight of 1109 carats, considered type IIA, which means it is much more valuable for its color and purity. -Sergio Crowning this top, you’ll find this precious black carbon stone of meteorological origin. It’s a rare gem discovered in 1895 in Brazil by Sérgio Borges de Carvalho, and it was named after him. -Lesotho Legend This diamond was discovered in January 2018 at the Letseng mine, south of Lesotho, weighing a total of 910 carats. -The Incomparable diamond This amber-colored gem was discovered in 1980 amongst garbage near a Mbuji Mayi mine in ancient Zaire, by a girl named Julie. -The Constellation Diamond This crystalline stone was discovered and extracted in November 2015 at a Botswana mine in Africa, by the Canadian Lucara Diamond. -Millennium Star This gem was discovered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1990, but it was not until 1999 that it was publicly disclosed by the pioneer jewelry company De Beers. -Woyie River Diamond Its name comes from the Woyie River, eastern Sierra Leone, where it was found in 1945. Its gross weight is 770 carats and it’s the third largest diamond discovered in Africa. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- About Us: Trend Max is an education and entertainment channel dedicated to creating interesting Tops, Lists and more. Do not miss a single video SUBSCRIBE NOW. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Follow Us: Facebook : https://goo.gl/cfALte Google+ : https://goo.gl/5yNJ3r Twitter : https://goo.gl/c8jgEB Instagram : https://goo.gl/QP5sP7
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Whyalla (33°02′S, 137°34′E) is a city and seaport located on the east coast of the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. In 1941 the first ship from the new shipyard, HMAS Whyalla, was launched and the blast furnace became operational. By 1943 the population was more than 5,000. On 31 March 1943 the Murray River pipeline from Morgan became operational. In 1945 the city came under combined company and public administration and the shipyard began producing commercial ships. In 1948 displaced persons began arriving from Europe. In 1958 the Company decided to build an integrated steelworks at Whyalla. They were completed in 1965. In the following year salt began to be harvested and coke ovens were built. The population grew extremely rapidly, and the South Australian Housing Trust was building 500 houses a year to cope with the demand. Plans for a city of 100,000 were produced by the Department of Lands. A second pipeline from Morgan was built to cope with the demand. In 1970 the city adopted full local government status. Fierce competition from Japanese ship builders resulted in the closing of the shipyards in 1978, which were at the time the largest in Australia. From a peak population of 33,000 in 1976 the population dropped rapidly. A decline in the BHP iron and steel industry since 1981 also impacted employment. The BHP long products division was divested in 2000 to form OneSteel which is the sole producer of rail and steel sleepers in Australia. From 2004 northern South Australia enjoyed a mining boom and Whyalla found itself well placed to benefit from new ventures, being situated on the edge of the Gawler Craton. The city experienced an economic upturn with the population slowly increasing and the unemployment rate falling to a more typical level. In late 2006 the Whyalla City Council began planning for a new industrial estate close to the One Steel Whyalla plant. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whyalla DON PUGH
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Top 6 Gemstones of All Time Black Opal Ever heard of Opals? If yes, there’s a good chance of knowing that they’re typically creamy white in color. But did you know that there are also Black Opals? These gemstones happen to be much rarer than the latter and most of them come from the Lightning Ridge area of New South Wales, Australia. In the world of Black Opals, the most valuable ones are known to have a darker background color and bright play of color. In 1983, the precious “Aurora Australis” was discovered in Lightning Ridge; this 180-carat gemstone was considered the most valuable Opal ever. What’s more, in 2005, the Black Opal was valued at a whopping AUD$1,000,000! Tanzanite Next up is the Tanzanite — a gemstone that can only be found in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. It’s good to point out that this beautiful blue gemstone was left in the dark until it eventually went mainstream in the 1960’s. And of course, its initial popularity was as a result of the efforts of Tiffany & Co. It was discovered in 1967 and christened by the jewelry company in 1968. For the most part, a good number of these gems are heat treated to improve the blue coloration. But of course, Tanzanite that hasn’t been heated still comes with an authentic blue color and they also tend to be of much higher value. To sum it up, there’s a good chance that the value of this gemstone will increase with time. Why? Well, it’s because Tanzanite can only be found in a particular location— a small area near the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro; it’s a no-brainer. Larimar Also known as Stefilia’s stone, Larimer is an incredibly rare blue variety of the mineral Pectolite. This gemstone is found only in the Dominican Republic and its colors varies from white, green-blue, light blue to deep blue. It’s important to note that the name of this stone was created by Miguel Méndez; the man who shot it into limelight. Larimar is actually the combination of the first four letters of his daughter’s name and the Spanish word for sea — Larissa and mar. This stone has been in existence for generations and the locals were very much aware of its presence (sediments were usually washed up the seashore). However, it wasn’t until the 1970’s that significant amounts of the mineral were discovered in the ground to start mining and extraction. Grandiderite This gemstone was initially discovered in southern Madagascar but has since been found in other places around the world. For the most part, Grandiderite was found in 1902 by French mineralogist Alfred Lacroix but was named after the French explorer Alfred Grandidier. A good number of these stones are known to be translucent the rarest or most valuable ones are transparent. It’s good to point out that the gemstone was initially mistaken for yet another rare stone, Serendibite, but was eventually identified as Grandiderite after expert analysis. Afterwards, the precious stone was sold for an undisclosed amount of money. It’s truly one of the world’s rarest gems that deserves to be on the top ten list. G+ | https://plus.google.com/103471749409788130040 Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/Top-Pick-136365467028855 Please Like & Subscribe Top Pick https://youtu.be/0Zg6emtC9_Q
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Step by step instructions on how to find and process gemstones by sieving. Knowing how to sieve properly can increase your chances of processing more material and therefore increasing your chances of finding that elusive one in a lifetime gem. About this Channel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XNo9... Jewelry Making Tutorials - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViEih85hG7ZiSZIYQmsv6WV0 Liz Kreate Recipe - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViFhoAEfZDfOtHqrQqBllUuX MORE How to Find Gold and Gems - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViGnuqq5sYBjuBthfKPhRNGO PEDRO the Budgie - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViEmoVtph1ZjkyGfMchZFcgU LAPIDARY Gem Cutting - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViFknwDrLvXnyCXL_PaOuago Music: Happy Mandolin by Media Right Productions https://youtu.be/i0usQwmXg6E Download: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/...
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Lost Sea Opals is a company with opal in its veins. Our experience stretches back over thirty years to a time when Lightning Ridge - source of the worlds best quality black opal - was a frontier town on the edge of the Australian outback. www.lostseaopals.com.au www.authenticholidayfilms.com
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