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Mum, you’re a gem!

Meet our lovely Black Opal Direct Mums, who are all indeed, gems!We would be lost without them, from helping run our small business, to spoiling us all like only a Mother knows how, we are so very grateful to have them as a part of our team. Ruth Ruth, what is your proudest/most memorable moment of being a mum so far?My proudest mum moments are seeing Saxon dealing with big emotions and life events with grace and resilience. What does your ultimate day look like?My perfect day would involve family and friends hanging out with nowhere to be and nothing else to do other than be present! All other details…

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Lightning Ridge Opal Mines

Lightning Ridge has many different opal fields or mines in and around it. The opal from each mine and area can differ from black opal to white opal and even grey opal. The opal mines in Lightning Ridge, like the 3 Mile Flat, have produced some of the most beautiful black and crystal opal gemstones the world has ever seen. Opal, in general around the ridge, is of gem quality when it is found, but finding it is a different story. Many people have tried to find opal and failed over and over again. Only a few select people have made it big, and I mean really made it. By…

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Opal Mining Strike

You can feel the ‘buzz in the air’  in this short video clip… Opal Mining Strike. Justin has just received news from his mining crew at Lightning Ridge that they have struck opal. Justin is on his way in his 4WD to see what his mining crew have found. The mining crew are ‘tailing out’ and are finding opal making it ‘a big strike’!! Justin is overwhelmed..you can actually feel the excitement…which sees Justin jumping around in joy…it’s not everyday this happens… Watch in awe as the agitator spills out rock with seams of opal. Whilst on the sorting table the crew get excited as Justin shows you in the rough…

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