I have the opal mine next to where the Halley’s Comet Opal was found at Lightning Ridge Australian.
Graham Black Opal mine is next door to the Halley’s Comet Opal mine,Graham Black Opal mine only mine leased listed on State Heritage Register List as an item of environmental heritage in LEP National Trust of Australia Register, Halley’s Comet Opal the Guinness book of world Records stone mine is also listed.
Image : Halley’s Comet Opal
About us jewelry designer specialising in limited heritage certificate of authenticity Australian opals ,Graham Black Opal, Heritage Register Submission read “Opal More rarely, specimens contain precious opal and these are surely among the most beautiful natural objects on earth. The opal is of the highest quality, characterised by red/black gems of superlative brilliance,in every conceivable pattern – including harlequin, picture stones and Chinese writing.
Halley’s Comet Opal brothers who owned the claim finally uncovered this 20 million year old Black Opal by getting involved with a local company that provided all the earthmoving machinery and finances to undertake such a huge open cut mine , “as I should know as I open cut the claim next to the Guinness book of record opal in 1998. When passed away it was quite a tragic and sad finished to particularly the oldest of the two brothers. The adjoining claims were named Scots, and the leaning tree claim and revolver claim, the Opal Hunter claim which I open cut and still have the legal rights to mine today. These days there is a protected order over all these claims to preserve for future generations in the State of New South Wales capital city Sydney Australia . The Sydney Museum will be constructing a multimillion dollar Opal Centre at the township of lightning Ridge opposite the opal hunters claim of my and between the 3 mile flat and lunatic Hill . The Museum will have highly renowned Sydney paleontologist will have an exhibition of many rare fossils dinosaurs etc.
Graham Black opal wholesale prices direct from our Australian opal mine, Free of charge when purchasing stones over $487 Custom jewelry design made free, but it is the beauty of this gem and the heritage that makes it appreciate and there never is two opals the same. Image Halley’s Comet Opal mine at Lightning Ridge Australian.
First Australian’s have been dated back to around 40,000 years, prior the first European arrival in Australia in 1770, the many aboriginal indigenous tribes are very tall very dark skin people that hunted naked, their theory ,Dreamtime Legend . Numerous legends and tales surround this colorful gemstone, which can be traced back in its origins to a time,ancient lost time of the first Australian. Their legends God came down to Australian on a rainbow, to bring peace to all the indigenous tribes, where God touched the ground, the opal became alive and all the colors of the rainbow spectrum,iridescent multicolors,light green-dark green of jade and the dark blue-light blue of sapphires,red color spindle gemstone, topaz beautiful blue , the pink color of tourmaline, opal crystals colors as clear as diamonds and can have all these colors yellow, and the exotic black opal,green colors like emerald, red garnets, white pearls,dark pigeon red ruby’s,superlative brilliance multicolors fire sparkling rainbow, the dreamtime legend it was the birth of gemstones.
The first British and European prospectors pioneers explores that heard about the rare multicolor that sparkled dazzling red fire from rocks and stones, travelled to these locations and started the first opal mining fields. Hard men it was all blood sweat and tears in the semi-arid deserts no fresh water most of the year, stinking hot summers and cold winters, all backbreaking work by hand. No machinery, candle lighting shovels and picks and a hand held windless to wind up a bucket of clay from the bottom of the shaft. A cable was connected to the bucket back to the handheld windless that have to be rotated 360° many times by manpower to allow the bucket to come to the surface under intense heat, image above is very near where the Halley’s Comet Opal was found.