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How to MINE OPAL gems in the OUTBACK - Smarter Every Day 164
 
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Australian mining brings wave of riches
 
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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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Australia Mining Company Strikes The Mother Load!
 
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Living in Mintabie
 
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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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Ethiopia, Land of origins Part I: Emeralds from Southern Ethiopia
 
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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.
Rio Tinto Presents Australian Diamonds As Real As You
 
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Rio Tinto‘s Australian Diamonds program recently launched its latest campaign in India highlighting a new range of affordable bridal and fashion jewellery from the company’s Argyle diamond mine in Australia. Watch the telecast on Mirror Now and Times Now
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Afghanistan's Secret Billion Dollar Emerald Mines
 
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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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Huge gold-encrusted rocks unearthed in Australia, miners in West Australia find gold
 
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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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What's Yours is Mine..d
 
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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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The Search for Rare Sunset Rubies | Game of Stones
 
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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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Greens Want to Ban Coal Mining
 
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#Greens #Coal #GalileeBasin A look at the Greens MP Michael Berkman's private members bill to ban coal mining in the Galilee Basin, while also looking at some Google Images from the Basin. What do the Greens expect to do with dusty scrub in the middle of nowhere? Donate and support my content PayPal - https://www.paypal.me/fheise Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/HeiseSays Libera Pay - https://liberapay.com/HeiseSays/donate SubscribeStar - https://www.subscribestar.com/heisesays Support (crypto) - https://says.heise.com.au/support/ Get HeiseSays Merch https://teespring.com/stores/heisesays-merch Amazon Australia Link https://amzn.to/2KHmtiv The Freedom Map https://says.heise.com.au/the-map/ Social Media BitChute - https://www.bitchute.com/channel/heisesays/ Facebook - https://fb.me/Heisesays Minds - https://www.minds.com/heisesays Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/heiseplays/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/florianheiseaus Gab.ai - https://gab.ai/HeiseSays References https://says.heise.com.au/
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Rubies in Mozambique
 
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Here is my latest field video about rubies from Montepuez in Mozambique. It was done after our recent visit in July 2017. We continued to follow the evolution of the mine at MRM Gemfields, showing this time the "Maninge Nice" ruby producing area and the CSR program that MRM built to support the local communities. Besides Gemfields we also visited the 2 new mining companies who started exploration nearby: "Mustang Resources" and "Mozambique rubies", they are at a much early stage compared to MRM, but nevertheless it was interesting to see what they did and how they worked. For more info, you can see two more videos about my previous visits to Mozambique on the YouTube "GIA Field Gemology Project" channel.
A Migrant's Son promotion clip
 
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Original song by Michaela Burger; Zeitgeist from the show A Migrant's Son. Music produced and arranged by Dave Higgins. Contact details: [email protected] Created and performed by award winning cabaret star Michaela Burger (Exposing Edith), A Migrant’s Son is an extraordinary new work exploring powerful true stories of Greek migration to Australia in the 1930’s. This is a cabaret tale about a man, the son of a poor migrant, who defied all odds and rose above his circumstances. From early morning deliveries for the family bakery at age seven, down opal mines in Coober Pedy at age sixteen and opening a chain of discount supermarkets in Adelaide, his road was not one for the faint-hearted. The stories of his sheer determination to make something of his life are comical and dramatic, as he pushes through life like an unstoppable force, breaks the rules and strives to give his family the life that they deserve. With incredible historical stories, all brought to life through original compositions by Burger, A Migrant’s Son features modern arrangements of traditional instruments, including the bouzouki, and touches deeply on themes that are still relevant in Australia today. Described by Kate Ceberano as ‘an asset to the cabaret community’, Burger is the recipient of the award for Best Cabaret Adelaide Fringe 2016, winner 2015 International Cabaret Contest and has been nominated for a Helpmann Academy for Best Cabaret Performer 2016. In addition to touring extensively with her hit show Exposing Edith (the life and songs of Edith Piaf), her most recent performing credits include Can You hear Colour? (Patch Theatre/2018 Adelaide Festival), Rumpelstiltskin (State Theatre SA/Windmill Co.) and Brel: The Immortal Troubadour (2017 Adelaide Cabaret Festival). "A far-reaching generational story that crosses divides, ignites memories and pulls at your heart-strings...Burger's voice can stir your most deepest and darkest emotions whilst enchanting your aural sensibilities." Stage Whispers
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Madagascar Unearthed: Gemstones of the Malagasy
 
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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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Jade Mining: The Next Gold Rush? Contest Winner
 
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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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Top gem crystal opal from Lightning Ridge Australia.Only the best will last
 
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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 Opal Dragon by James A Calderwood
 
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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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Sapphire Gemfields, Capricorn
 
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Forget spending a fortune on that engagement rock, find her one! The Sapphire Gem fields give you the opportunity to fossick for your own gems in some of the richest sapphire fields in the world. If you strike out, there's always the Miner's Heritage museum. Take a step back in time to explore what life was like for the pioneers of this area, or stargaze through the museum's telescope. To find out more about the Sapphire Gem fields, please visit: http://www.queensland.com/attraction/miners-heritage-walk-in-mine?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=qld_youtube
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2015 Sapphire Mining Season
 
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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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time lapse equipment takeout
 
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time lapse of taking equipment out of the lightning ridge claim near sam's house.
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Most Mysterious EMERALD And Precious Stone Discoveries
 
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From the famed and mysterious Emerald Tablets to the one of the most rare diamonds on the whole planet, here are some of the most fascinating and incredible Emerald, Gem and Diamond Discoveries Ever Made. 7. Pylos Combat Agate In 2015, researchers in southwest Greece discovered an elaborate tomb. The 3,000 500 year old gravesite held the skeleton of a man who has since been dubbed the “Griffin Warrior” due to being buried with a plaque bearing an emblem of the mythological half lion- half eagle namesake creature. Alongside the warrior were dozens of rings and other jewelry pieces, plus a stunning bronze sword. While cleaning the recovered odds and ends, researchers discovered that a typically unexciting chunk of agate held something absolutely incredible: an intricately carved image. The piece is no more than one and a half inches in length yet somehow holds the portrait of a victorious warrior plunging his sword into a foe as another one lays by his feet. The full image can only be seen under a powerful photo-micropsy camera lense, causing researchers to question how the artist even made the tiny piece in the first place. Individual muscles can be seen in each of the figures, as can individual locks of hair! The piece is an example of the mind-bogglingly absolutely amazing craftsmanship that went into pieces of art and jewelry in ancient Greece. Images: 1 2 6. Helenite On May 18, 1980, an unthinkable natural disaster shook Washington state, destroying countless homes and businesses. Mount St. Helens erupted furiously, unleashing its volcanic fury on the usually peaceful surrounding towns. Ash and smoke was hurled over eighty thousand feet in the air from the peak of the ten thousand foot tall landmark from repeated blasts that have been compared in force to that produced by over one hundred nuclear bomb detonations. 1 hundred degree fahrenheit lava poured across the land, scorching the surrounding cities. Months later, during the clean up process, a sort of beauty within the beast was discovered: a clear, green gem known as Helenite in reference to its eruptive origin. As cleaners heated the volcanic rock that formed as the lava cooled, they were dazzled by the uncovered stones. Scientists tested the gems and believe that the mineral composites in the rocks around the volcano were a perfect formation that created Helenite on a fluke. Dubbed “America’s Emerald”, Helenite is surprisingly cheap, with a six carat piece costing around $150 while a comparable piece containing true emerald would set you back around $15,000. 5. Cullinan Diamond The average center stone diamond in an engagement ring weighs in at one to two carats with the total weight of the stones in the ring being under six carats. This alone can be quite a pricey set up, so one can only imagine the shock that came when miners discovered the Cullinan Diamond, a gem that clocks in at a whopping 3,106.75 carats. Known as the world’s largest gem-quality rough-bahstone ever found, the Cullinan Diamond was discovered on January 26, 1905 by miners of the in Cullinan, South Africa, a small town named for the occupying mining company’s chairman. Despite considerable interest, the diamond sat unsold until 1907 when the Transvaal Colony purchased it and presented it to King Edward VI for his 66th birthday. King Edward had the stone cut into over one hundred and five different pieces, the two largest of which are known as Cullinan I and Cullinan II. The first, also referred to as the the Great Star of Africa, is 530.4 carats and is known as the largest clear cut diamond in history. It rests at the head of the Sovereign’s Sceptre with Cross. Cullinan II, also known as the Second Star of Africa, weighs 317.4 carats and is mounted on the Imperial State Crown. Both gems are part of the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom. All of the other fragments have gone to private collectors save for seven major diamond cuts, several brilliants, and a selection of unpolished fragments which reside with Queen Elizabeth II, who inherited them from Queen Mary. 4. The Pink Star 3. The Cursed Bahia Emerald 2. Blue Moon of Josephine Diamond 1. The Emerald Tablets
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Australia's Clean Energy Future: Implications for the Mining Sector
 
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10 July 2011 marked the release of the Federal Government's much anticipated 'Securing a Clean Energy Future' Climate Change Plan, which was followed up with an Exposure Draft of the Clean Energy Bill 2011. PwC's Energy, Utilities & Mining Industry Leader, Michael Happell and Sustainability & Climate Change Leader, Liza Maimone, explore the potential impacts the mining industry faces in Australia following the release of the The Plan. http://www.pwc.com.au/industry/energy-resources/publications/carbon-pricing-mining-sector-implications.htm
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Solving Housing In Australia Outback  (1965)
 
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Location Unspecified, Australia VS. White Cliffs, a shanty town in Australian outback. VS. Opal miners use a bulldozer to cut away a type of cave. VS. Inside the Opal caves the miners enjoy such luxury as electricity, fridge, kitchen sinks etc. (Comb.F.G.) FILM ID:3108.07 A VIDEO FROM BRITISH PATHÉ. EXPLORE OUR ONLINE CHANNEL, BRITISH PATHÉ TV. IT'S FULL OF GREAT DOCUMENTARIES, FASCINATING INTERVIEWS, AND CLASSIC MOVIES. http://www.britishpathe.tv/ FOR LICENSING ENQUIRIES VISIT http://www.britishpathe.com/ British Pathé also represents the Reuters historical collection, which includes more than 120,000 items from the news agencies Gaumont Graphic (1910-1932), Empire News Bulletin (1926-1930), British Paramount (1931-1957), and Gaumont British (1934-1959), as well as Visnews content from 1957 to the end of 1979. All footage can be viewed on the British Pathé website. https://www.britishpathe.com/
Views: 76 British Pathé
angelo on the mines (1)
 
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angelo on the mines @ cloude break western austraila working for dtmt constructions.... hunting willy willys
Views: 533 nadangbry
Digging for Sapphires at Weld River
 
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Fossicking trip to Weld River, Tasmania. A short overview of finding Sapphires and Topaz.
Views: 220368 Wal nLiz
Lost Sea Opals - Lightning Ridge Accommodation and Jewellery
 
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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 was a frontier town on the edge of the Australian outback. http://www.lostseaopals.com.au Produced by www.authenticholidayfilms.com
Views: 1097 tomtravelman
Brendan Confaloniere Review -  Coober Pedy, South Australia
 
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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/
feeding the blower pipe
 
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Opal mining feeding the blower pipe
Views: 181 OpalMiner
Lost Sea Opals - Opal Jewellery Lightning Ridge
 
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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
Views: 12143 tomtravelman
The Town Hidden Beneath The Australian Outback
 
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Subscribe! http://skr.cm/SubscribeToStories Watch more episodes! http://bit.ly/1SiejNW See why the residents of Coober Pedy, often referred to as The Opal Capital of the World, choose to live underground in Australia's Outback. More of Elliot Ross' photos - http://elliotrossstudio.com & http://www.instagram/elliotstudio | @elliotstudio This weekly storytelling series uses the imagery of photographers and adventurers around the world to give us a deeper connection to and understanding of the human condition. Watch Seeker's content days before anyone else, click here for a free 30 day subscription to Vessel: http://skr.cm/seekeratvessel Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100537624873180533713/about iOS app: http://seekernetwork.com/ios
Views: 86876 Stories
Opal by Anderson-Beattie.com
 
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Visit us at http://www.anderson-beattie.com Discover opal and opal jewelry cut by world famous opal cutter Sir Rodney Beattie and hand made into world class fine jewelry. Shipped free worldwide from our studio to your door within 3 days. Hand made from time of purchase to your door around 7 days.
Views: 1087 Trent Anderson
Diamond Hill Mine Documented Crystal Pocket Dec. 2015
 
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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
Views: 9624743 The Crystal Collector
Moonstone Mining in Sri Lanka
 
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Moonstone Mining in Sri Lanka SUBSCRIBE & CLICK THE BELL ► http://bit.ly/DBH-SUB TRAVEL HUSTLE REPEAT GEAR ► https://teespring.com/stores/davids-been-here MY FILM MAKING KIT ► https://kit.com/davidsbeenhere In this episode David traveling through Sri Lanka comes upon a Moonstone Mine, here he learns about some of the local mining techniques. After getting a look at an actual mine, David then gets to see how the moonstones are cut and polished, viewing their development into a final product. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nntEKhO7y70 ☆ CONTACT ☆ ► Business: [email protected] _____ BLOG ►http://davidsbeenhere.com/ _____ BOOK YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE: ►http://app.trilltravel.co/u/davidsbeenhere _____ FOLLOW ME: + INSTAGRAM ►https://instagram.com/davidsbeenhere + FACEBOOK ►https://www.facebook.com/davidsbeenhere1 + TWITTER ► https://twitter.com/davidsbeenhere _____ SEND ME STUFF: 5858 SW 81 ST Miami, FL 33143 USA _____ P.S. Thank you for watching my videos and subscribing!
Views: 370848 Davidsbeenhere
TrakMats helps Coal Mining Exploration, Ulan NSW Australia
 
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Here is another happy customer using TrakMats.
Views: 1649 TrakMats
Rio Tinto Unearths Australia's Largest Rare Pink Diamond(Jubilee) At Argyle Mine
 
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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.
Views: 11536 rare investmentYT
How to Sieve for Gemstones - Sapphires and Zircon | Liz Kreate
 
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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/...
Views: 83665 Liz Kreate
Little Pine Garnet Mine May 21, 2013
 
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I decide to do something different this time. Not gold, but garnets. And they were big and plentiful.
Views: 19193 ProspectorAl
106 year old Brass Postal Seal from Nettleton, Lightning Ridge
 
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In this video, we take a look at the brass postal seal from the original Lightning Ridge settlement, how it was used, and how it came to be part of the LRHS's collection! -- Welcome to Fine Details Preserved -- a little series of videos featuring awesome items from the collections of the Australian Opal Centre and the Lightning Ridge Historical Society. In this series we'll look at some incredible objects ranging from opalised fossils to opal mining heritage items to strange mystery objects that will make you wonder. For more information on the settlement at Nettleton, check out this earlier IDU video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-nz95hC20Q Follow IDU on... Facebook: http://facebook.com/idunderstand Twitter: http://twitter.com/idunderstand Instagram: http://instagram.com/idu_idontunderstand The web: http://idu.watch/ Thank YOU for watching!
Views: 171 IDU Curiosity
Report on Goldsworthy township closure and the move to Shay Gap.
 
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Report on Goldsworthy township closure and the move to Shay Gap. Goldsworthy (named after the geographical feature Mount Goldsworthy) is a former mining town in Western Australia east of Port Hedland and located in the Shire of East Pilbara. It was the first iron ore mine in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia. 700 people lived in 200 houses at Goldsworthy at its peak. The mine at Goldsworthy was closed on 22 December 1982 and mining operations ceased at Shay Gap in 1993. The town was abandoned in 1992. Upon closure, all buildings were removed, all vegetation not indigenous to the local area was burnt and the roads torn up. This was done in accordance with the government's policy of regrowth to avoid the occurrence of ghost towns. Shay Gap was an iron ore mining town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, 1,574 kilometres (978 mi) north northeast of Perth and 188 kilometres (117 mi) east of Port Hedland. Shay Gap was a company town, developed by Goldsworthy Mining Limited and designed by Lawrence Howroyd in the 1960s to mine the nearby iron ore deposits. It was formally gazetted as a town in 1972.
Views: 2690 ShayGapBoy
Emerald: Villas on Rivergum
 
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Many regions across Australia are benefiting from the next phase of the mining revolution with the town of Emerald being no exception, acting as the main regional center servicing both the Bowen and Galilee Basins. Villas on Rivergum is an exciting new development that offers your best chance to benefit from the gains and yields brought to the Emerald region. With works due to commence early next year with completion by mid to late 2013, now is the best time to secure your purchase off the plan ready for strong rental returns in 2014. Call Craig Doyle - Group Sales Manager, GBK Developments 0430 925 008 to find out more. Contact Craig now for a detailed information pack and see how you can benefit. Phone: 0430 925 008 Display Address: 12 Easton Street, Emerald QLD Head Office: Suite 14/5 Lutana Street, Buddina Qld 4575 Post: PO Box 3030 Emerald Qld 4720 http://villasonrivergum.com.au Created, Produced & Managed by Cartelux Pty Ltd.‪ http://cartelux.com ‪https://www.facebook.com/Cartelux [email protected] 07 5660 6197
Views: 9646 Villas on Rivergum
33 CT Welo Phantom Crystal Opal
 
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This 33 CT Welo Phantom Crystal Opal is a real beauty. Can be set into pendent or one massive ring! Or keep as specimen in private collection. Size 26mm x 18mm x 12mm Opal Type Welo, Crystal, phantom Ct weight 33. 75 Cut and polished by 4 -Low Mining, B.C. Canada This newly discovered Opal found in the Welo Amhara Regional State Highland plateau 2.500 – 3.200 meters above sea level of Ethiopia is a new find that is quickly gaining the attention of the opal community. This opal was the hit of the recent Tucson international gem show. Welo opal requires a mountain of patience and some special cutting techniques but the finished result is every bit as stable as the better known Australian opals. The color is brilliant and rivals any top grade opal in the world. Most have a brightness level of at least 4 to 5 on the brightness scale with hot neon multi-color and multiple pattern mix. Welo opal is not generally classified as contra luz opal although I have seen a few. The color play is face up and in a lot of cases, as bright in artificial indoor light as it is in direct sunlight. This opal just loves any light source. This is hydrophane opal which when soaked in water allows the base color to clear up...sometimes highlighting the play-of-color, sometimes making it vanish. The best trait of the Welo hydrophane opal is that when it's dry and polished it can be one of the brightest opals in the world. From my experience, the Welo opal is as stable as the best of all that I have cut in the last 10 years. It can take twice as long to cut a finished stone, but the visual rewards are well worth the time. Different types of opals require specialty care for the beauty you enjoy... Welo opal is no different. No chemicals or detergents...If soaked in water, it will take one to two weeks to completely dry out and return to its original beautiful state. Do not try and accelerate the drying by any artificial means. Do not use ultrasonic cleaning for any opals. Gondar and Wollo (Welo) are not regarded as desert at all – it is on the Abyssinian highland plateau of Amhara Proper, Amhara Regional State. The Welo opal is found in the same type of geological formations as the Australian opal. Welo opal is the most stable opal find in Ethiopia to date. Ethiopian Opals are region specific in character traits just like Australian opals. I have seen the price of this opal rise dramatically over the last few months and it looks as though the price is going to go higher. The Ethiopian Government does not own any mines. All land is owned by the government: In Amhara it is administrated by the Regional State who does not allow mining by others than registered and licensed farmer co-operatives. This process is being done now.
Views: 251 4LowMining
COLLECTORS PIECE GEM BLACK OPAL 28.20CTS
 
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GEM BLACK OPAL RARE PIECE OF OPAL FROM LIGHTNING RIDGE THE ONLY PLACE IN THE WORLD BLACK OPAL IS FOUND MANY OPAL DEALERS DREAM OF A PIECE LIKE THIS BUT VERY HARD TO GET YOUR HANDS ON ONE OF THIS HIGH QUALITY , ENJOY THE OPALS
Views: 1490 Patrik Ujszaszi
Queensland Resources - Brian McBow
 
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FIFO mine employee - Lives on the Gold Coast, works for a mining company in Central Queensland; With iconic views of water, beach and boats, it's not hard to understand why Brian chooses to work as a fly in fly out (FIFO) employee. But the biggest attraction of the Gold Coast for Brian is friends and family. "I have four daughters. Think of my daily word count," Brian laughs.
Views: 553 queenslandeconomy
Moonstone mine in Sri Lanka
 
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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
Views: 3834 WildFilmsIndia
Sri Lanka,ශ්‍රී ලංකා,Underground Gemstone Mining Ratnapura Sapphires (04)
 
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Gemstone mining in Sri Lanka, Ratnapura area. Digging underground for Sapphires and Rubies in the special layer. The tunnels are stabilized by wood, bamboo and leaves and must be emptied of water all the time with large pomps run by diesel engines. The sand or gravel containing the gems is filled in bags and has to be lifted up out off the underground tunnel. Than the sand is poured simply on the ground and inspected by the well trained eyes of the gem searcher.
Views: 7488 NickVenture1
Mining industry warns job growth fragile
 
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Australian miners are concerned a proposed Federal Government carbon tax will result in job losses despite promising new employment growth figures.
#GRS documentary: Discoveries in the Mandalay Gem Market
 
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Follow Dr. A. Peretti to Burma and see what he finds in the gemstone markets.
Brazilian Opal from Pedro II
 
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Brazilian Opal is mined in the North East region of the state of Piaua, where there are no large-scale Opal fields and the only equipment used is a generator. Many Brazilian Opals are found in a quarry at the foot of a sandstone cliff and are hand-dug. Brazil produces beautiful Crystal Opal with unusual pastel fire colours. It is a hardy Opal because it has low moisture content compared to other Opals.
Views: 187 Noé Fortes
Final Mail time Until Thursday the 21st and last Chance for extra entries.
 
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Hi My Lovelys Due to feeling very ill and trying to beat it before I go in to hospital on the 18th this will be my final Mail time video until I get back on the 21st but it will be the final chance to get extra entries. So Rules, it's open to all to get points but only 40 entries will only be awarded to those who have all questions right. Yes if you get something wrong you will be awarded 1/2 a point for the right answers. Please Take your time with this one as it will be open to get your entries until the 20th so you have heaps of time to find the right answers. Questions 1 Which horse won the famous horse race The Melbourne cup in 2002? 2 What sport did Sir Donald Bradman play and what was his average? 3 How many countries are larger than Australia? 4 Australia has the world's largest sand island, what's its name? 5 Who is Slim Dusty and how many things did he make? 6 What year and day did Cyclone Tracey hit Drawn? 7 Where was Ned Kelly's last stand and who was he? 8 What's Australia's largest non salt water lake? 9 In Aussie slang if someone said I am off to have "a boo-peep" what are they doing? 10 Where is the Big Prawn? 11 The Idiot Fruit and Darling Peas are poisonous? True/False 12 Where is the Big Banana? 13 Where is the Big Pineapple? 14 Where is the Big Lobster? 15 Who or what is Blair Athol? 16 In which state is Lake Eyre? 17 In which QLD town was Waltzing Matilda first performed. at what pub and by who? 18 What is made from Bauxite and where in QLD is it mined? 19 What Aboriginal term for a waterhole is also the name of an Aussie clothing company? 20 In which South Australian opal mining town do the residents live underground to escape the heat. 21 What is the common name of Ornithorynchus Anatinus? 22 Is Ornithorynchus Anatinus poisonous? 23 What was the first album to sell more then one million copies in Australia? Until next time keep safe, Love, Mwah and Peace, Bye for now.
This is our Story - Daniel Hill - Cinema ad
 
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Australian mining means a lot to Australia. It supports our country, provides thousands of jobs - and is filled with great people. This is Rebecca Pickering's story. See more stories at: ‪http://www.thisisourstory.com.au/‬ --- Daniel Hill grew up in Darwin, and at school demonstrated a natural ability for mathematics and chemistry. When asked by his chemistry teacher what he wanted to do when he left school he had no idea, "I think I wanted to be a fighter pilot." At age 26 he's destined to be a Top Gun in Australian mining, and is already making million dollar decisions every day. Daniel works for Energy Resources of Australia (ERA), and is their first indigenous chemical engineering graduate under Rio Tinto's graduate placement program. In fact, he's graduated with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the University of Melbourne. Daniel joined ERA as a production metallurgist - his role is to assess and extract valuable product from mined resources. This flair for chemistry made his chosen career a natural choice, but Daniel says that another reason for his interest in metallurgy was the opportunity to help protect the neighbouring Kakadu National Park's waterways. Daniel is involved in a project which aims to reduce the amount of process water produced in the laterite plant, which is part of the production process. And this sense of responsibility extends to his immediate community, through the Clontarf Foundation. This highly successful program encourages indigenous kids to attend school in exchange for football club membership, training, mentoring and more. In fact, Daniel has always demonstrated a talent for Australian Rules Football, and plays at a semi-professional level for St Mary's "I couldn't believe how big the MCG was" says Daniel with a raised eyebrow. Now these skills have returned to the Top End, where he spends time with the kids as a role model to show them there are other pathways if you are not successful in footy. "Daniel is definitely a mentor to young indigenous people" says Penny, his proud Mum. He also travels to schools to share his story. The main message for his people is that you can achieve anything if you apply yourself. Daniel Hill is the case in point, "His potential is to be a leader in this industry" says Shane Reeves, Plant Operations Manager at ERA. But Daniel Hill doesn't want his achievements to be glorified because of his indigenous background. He wants people to think, as he says, "you only get ahead through hard work and dedication." Daniel sits and looks out on the beautiful shores of Northern Territory's Bulgul region and says "There's a feeling of belonging when you're out here." Ironically, his dream is to work overseas. Penny believes that, "He'll probably end up working overseas as a CEO, but he has a strong connection to this land here and he'll always come back." "If they let me go, they'll know I'll come back sooner or later" confirms Daniel. Australia hopes so, but wherever the world takes him in the meantime, we'll proudly claim Daniel Hill as one of our own.
Views: 18291 AusMiningStory