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2012 Black Opals and diamonds Ruby Collection .
The largest Black opal gemstone in modern times was found next-door to my Opal open cut and is documented in the Guinness book of records, it is over 2000 carats and was named the Halley's comet, there was a few more large gem multicolour opals were discovered with the Halley's comet, there all so was a number of beautiful high-quality gem red opals and they were worth millions of dollars, the claim was owned by Terry . I was the last man to work with Terry before he retired, I have taken up the challenge and gambled two years of my life and finances and open cut myself this famous opal claim and would be the only man alive who still owns a Opal lease on this old famous three-mile lightning Ridge mining lease.
Halleys comet Opal
Photograph above is the largest black opal nobby found in modern times discovered on a 3 mile opal claim , weighs over 2000 carats is listed with the Guinness book of recordsToday's world there are few items left that have clarity, definition and brilliance yet the opal quenched our desire for these qualities of which the opal found only on the blood sweat and tears of the miners of Lightning Ridge Australia, is the most highly valued Opal.
Opal how do I go mining in Australia .
You will find all the Opal information you need to prospect for Opal around the opal fields of lightning Ridge the capital of the Black Opal industrie of the world, scroll halfway down this page where you will find information from the New South Wales mineral resources Department on the requirements that need to be undertaken to Opal mine in the state of New South Wales.
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Step 1 First of all you must come to Australia and travel to the out back town of lightning Ridge in the State of New South Wales ,step 2 Contact the government office situated on the main road on the left-hand side as you drive into town ,to Opal lease a opal claim In lightning Ridge you need to take part in a short 1 1/2 day safety awareness course which is organised by the New South Wales primary industry ,This course has a small charge just over hundred Australian dollars and then you will be awarded a certificate. You can view a copy just under all this information .If you do not have a opal miners operates workshop certificate you will have to organise to work with a opal miner who has the certificate .You can complete this opal course in a similar way that you received your safety awareness course ,the only difference is it is a one-day course .
OPAL IMAGES : CAPITAL OF THE BLACK OPAL INDUSTRIE LIGHTNING NSW AUSTRALIA.
Now you have all the theory and certificates you must look for suitable opal country so you can purchase a Opal lease, with a compass do your readings and Barings and then you must drive back to town and take yourself to the department of primary industry and you can then purchased a Opal lease. A few hundred Australian dollars for a 12 month lease on a 50 by 50 meter Opal lease. It is up to you there is plenty of machinery to purchase at lightning Ridge new or used and there are plenty of people with experience willing to start partnerships and this is a great way to learn and receive all of your practical experience.
Tips on how to find Opal Underground you must first look for fault lines and slides in the profile of the soil in the expose face of the opal claim that you can see with the naked eye, these are the best places to start digging for Opal of course the type of opal machinery and equipment is up to you most likely your budget will play a big part in the type of opal mining machinery you use underground. The most simple an inexpensive technique is a man with a strong back and surprisingly it is better if he is not too tall. And if your budget is not a problem then an underground digger and a blow is the preferable way to mind Opal Underground, and specially if you do not have a strong back another good tip is to look at the profile of the Opal Clay in front of your eyes and if you can detect very mixed up soil types then this is called a blow and is a great place to did for opal of course no guarantees, you must have powerful lights shining on the opal face of the drive that you are working because if you spot colour opal then you must stop all heavy machinery used as you do not want to break opal, it is a valuable GemStone. You must go and get a miners pick and dig the opal out my hand, you are basically listening more than you are looking as the sounds of Opal is similar to Taping on glass so please stop when you hear this noise it is opal" dig a bit wider . I have always liked my chances of finding Opal in the roof of a opal claim it is much harder to dig their being sandstone if you persist it sometimes pays off ,yes opal .
Opal how do you find this GemStone in the Australian outback.
The main expiration theories are drilling Opal by mechanical means and washing the Opal Clay level to see if you can find Opal trace or nobbys.
And you can also follow the procedure above and when you reach the clay level have it chemically tested to see if the clay composition is the correct Opal type.
You can also prospect old Opal leases which have expired and naturally if you are finding good Opal trace you will reregistered them in your name
There are many techniques to mine Opal Underground from a simple mining pick to dig Opal out of are existing claim, all so a compressor and jackhammer are one of the least expensive operations. The bigger operations are hydraulic or elected Opal diggers with large diesel blowers which will suck the soil up after you break it out from the face of the Opal claim, and deliver it in to your truck. On some Opal feels they do open cut and remove all of the soil and rock this is usually only undertaken if you have heavily worked out a Opal claim and you are finding it dangers to work underground, it must be a extremely rich Opal claim as this is a expensive means of opal mining .
Tips on how to look for signs of Opal above ground there are many
theories on this subject a lot of people like to get to know as many mining
teams as possible, as you can acquire a lot of knowledge on where there is good
Opal country and other people take old-fashioned approaches like if there is
a large Australian eucalyptus gum
tree the common name is Boxtree situated on their Opal lease, other people like
to divine like you would for water using wires trying to detect fault line's
underground, most Opal miners will use a drilling rig to bring the
clay from the deep level for inspection.
And a few of the larger companies will have a good examination
underground of old expired Opal leases to see if they can find a few top quality
Opal gems and if there is plenty of unworked Opal level left in the claim, then
they will arrange with the mining department to take out a open cut mining permit . This method of mining is extremely
expensive and is often a high risk mining technique on the other side of the
coin if there is a pocket left of Opal and you already have found some gem
quality Opal in the claim then it is instant retirement jackpot lotto off to the
How to process the Opal level once it is in your truck.
Most opal miners today used a 8 m cement mixer after loading the Opal Clay in to the agitater we slowly rumble the opal clay with a continual flow of water running into the mixture of Opal and clay, the agitater has very fine mesh plates cut in to the side of the drum and as it rotates the clay will turn to a fine sludge and run through the mesh, after a few hours you are left with solid tailings which when finish this step, the opal agitater is reversed and the Opal tailing run out on to a table in full sunlight. The opal miners then will look for colour opal and nobby opals.
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Mining seam Opal is different to the Opal nobby you can still find Opal claims with both. Most of the time you use water to agitate the Opal Clay when it comes to the Opal nobby feels around the town of lightning Ridge . Seem Opal you will find a lot of guys that do not wash as it is a lot easier to dig it all out why you are underground as long as you have good lights good eyes and of course good ears the Opal seam country also can produce some beautiful crystal Opal. Lightning Ridge nobby claims can produce a great combination you can find beautiful black Opal gorges crystal Opal and also opal seam all in the same opal claim, other times you will find black Opal which is definitely a bonus expressly if you find multicolour predominate red on black Opal, which demands the best opal prices by far from the Opal buys that visit the town of lightning Ridge.
Cutting and polishing Opal.
First you must Chip at the sides of the Opal nobbys to see if they are carrying opal colour inside, after you have gathered all the Opal you must face each opal piece and then shape the Opal, then you are ready to document your find before heading off to the opal cutter which will finish and polish all of your Opal ready for the market place.
Opal cutting is definitely one of the best skills that a Opal man can learn why he is out on the Opal feels prospecting for Australian Opal, the most important part of cutting is the very first step orientation you must learn to cut and orientate Opal .There are many pieces of Opal rough that can be extremely difficult to orientate by practising on a lot of low grade nobbys and then Opal, if you are lucky enough to have a partner with this skill to sit in and watch him orientate opal and face as much Opal as possible. Cutting Opal is not particularly difficult naturally some people are a natural at cutting and polishing opal .
Cutting first rub the top of the opal colour I would recommend good diamond wheels and please use plenty of water to keep the Opal rough cool, when you get close to the opal colour please work slow, then I would shape the opal stone you must then putt all your opals on to dobbing sticks" you must make sure the Opal is sitting Square 90° to the dobbing sticks and let them set firmly over night. Next day you must work on a finder diamond wheel some people line to do three opal stages of different grades of Opal grinding wheels before they start their opal polishing. Again there are many techniques some Opal Cutter also like to use three stages in the opal polishing process, very important you must not let any contamination interfere with the final opal polishing stages example keep your polishing wheels in a dust free environment unto you are ready to use them. You must then take the Opal's off the sticks and clean them with warm water after a final check of the Opal find the scales weight each Opal placed them in the individual plastic bag and price them.
Cutting Opal the most important procedure by far is orientating the Opal rough because if this stage is incorrect then you will lose large amount of colour and there is nothing you can do to fix the problem all the polishing and cutting will not put the opal colour back. This procedure takes many many years to learn and the only way to learn is to rub down as much low grade inexpensive opal rough as you can possibly fine . Please remember black opal is different to Crystal opal and boulder opal is different again learn your particular type of Opal and remember just because you understand one type of opal if you go out on to a Queensland boulder opal feel to buy boulder and you have specialised in orientating and cutting crystal opal for example then you really need to change your approach and thinking slightly.
Their are many professionals Opal buyers coming and going from the Opal towns in Australia and there are always some resident Opal buyers based around the Opal feels , all you need to do is arrange to show your Opal to them in the privacy of their shops or if you have found a fabless Opal patch then I am sure they will arrange to come to your place when it suits you, the business is reasonably easy if you have the type of Opal for a buyer's market then they will give you a offer and if you decide to take the offer he will most likely pay for it right on the spot.
Three main types of Opal selling 1-Opal rough take a bucket of rough to the buyer 2-Opal rubs Opal that has been faced and not polished or shaped 3-and the finish polish Opal gem.
Opal feels what are the characters like today working the Opal leases .
Opal miners involved in to days modern Australian Opal industry are a lot more diverse and multicultural then the previous generation, mostly beening first-generation Europeans and of course there are more indigenous Australian Opal miners obviously the majority are true blue many generation Australians. Talk about characters one of the last places in Australia where you will find the indangers species the wild colonial man, there are also people from the complete opposite spectrum from scientist palaeontologist and artist, from the salt of the earth farmers and producers people from all around Australia and around the world can not resist the strong draw that takes them from the city to the outback, they take up the challenge to put on the world stage something that is close to a woman's heart like diamonds the Australian gorges gem Black Opal .
February 2 /2012 Opals & Opal Jewelry sale, specials 20% off many of our opal jewelry and opal gemstones. opals under $1000 : opal gemstone item 101 is $600 we will discount another 20% off the price in the new year opal sale. It is a beautiful lightning Ridge Opal 1.1 carrots multicoloured black opal. Opal item 421 priced $800 we will deduct other 25% off this price 1 January 2011 . Predominantly red multicoloured opals 6.85 carats, form lightning Ridge Australia, please e-mail Contact Opals Shop your favourite opal item number for a discount voucher that we will email back to you. Opal item 443 priced $900 you can reduce this price by 20% , e-mail Contact Opals Shop for your discount voucher firstname.lastname@example.org . The opal gemstone is a multicolour colour 2 ^ black opal form lightning Ridge Australia. Opal item 47 green blue crystal , crystal opals also come form lightning Ridge Australia ,the opal gemstone is 8.7 carats and on the website the price is at $500, i will deduce other 15% of the price. Opal item 240 cabochon opals are highly sought after, we can deduct hundred dollars which will reduce the Opal to $600 2.85 carats. Opal item 233 black opal with a great pattern , opal green blue colours . All these opals will look lovely when designed into jewelry . 2012 New Year will gemstone sale now priced at only $500. Opal item 267 this Opal has a great pattern very bright and is green and green, on website $950 we will reduce to $750 in the New Year sale. Opal jewelry is a great gift - opals are not only for females ,opals rings for men make great gifts. Opals earrings Opal necklace are fabulous gift ,jewelry for people you love and opal jewelry for close friends are some of the best presents you can give. Opals Books are a great presents and shopping for Opals and jewelry is easy when surfing the World Wide Web, and in February 2012 we will be having some great discounts on Opal jewelry along with black Opals , crystal Opals semi-black Opals and black Opal crystal gemstone all mine in lightning Ridge the finest quality Opal jewelry is Australian . Opal jewellery items under $1200 February 2012 sale. Opal Jewelry item 548 ladies necklace, "now starting from the 1st February 2012 now is only $1000 , this opal jewelry has 5 beautiful semi-black opals silver and gold in a handmade setting , all opals are multicoloured gemstones. Opal Jewelry item 472 semi-black opal in a solid silver jewelry setting, multicoloured opal. Now is only 1100 dollars, will be discount $950. Opal Jewelry item 475 opal 7.5 carats large lightning Ridge crystal Opal pendant $900 on website now, will have a 20% discount in the 2012 New Year gemstone sale. Opal Jewelry item 476 20% discount in the February 2012 gemstone sale, another multi-coloured crystal was 2011 is $500 and soon you can lower the price by another 20%. This jewellery item would be perfect with leather worn tightly around a woman's elegant neck. Opal Jewelry item 467 very large opal gemstone 37 carats now 1200 dollars your for only $1000 very soon or you need to do is e-mail us for your discount voucher from ,[ EMAIL CONTACT FORM.] . And a lot more opals and Opal jewelry will be discount in the coming opals February 1st 2012 sale ,please just e-mail us and asked us to explain the opals that will be discount particularly the opals you fancy.Contact email Opals Shop form
Three mile open cut opal mine which is the largest open cut at lightning Ridge Australia and is a magnificent sight to see opal heritage at its best, there are many opal tours taking travellers from all around the world to view the open cut which gives the viewer a greater understanding of the blood sweat and tears of the miners which worked the 3 mile , you can clearly see the profile of the different soil and sandstone structures and of course the many shafts and drives that the old-time miners work with ancient tools & candle lighting you can view the complete history with one of the lightning Ridge tour groups do not miss this one on your next tour
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