Interesting Articles

Master Opal Cutter, by Dennis Dahl “The Opal Man”

Most people who cut opal do it as a side hobby or started cutting agates and other stones before transitioning to opal. My situation was a little different than most. I had been selling opals for almost two years and made a decision to partner up with an Australian who happened to be professional opal…

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From Winton to Alice Springs is a fair bit of road and the best way was north or so we were told. Bitumen all the way but an extra 500k. Bolia was to the south and shorter by far but we heard conflicting stories and that was par. The truckies said it was terrible. “You’d…

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Lightning Ridge – Finch County, NSW AUSTRALIA

Lightning Ridge is a series  of sandstone ridges and home of the beautiful black opal.   Lightning Ridge got it’s name when in a huge thunder storm, lighting  struck a sheep herder and his flock of over 600 sheep and killing them all. Since this happened on the series of ridges overlooking the land, the locals…

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