The book covers Yowah town and opal fields (with double-page photos: looking east towards the Yowah with the Great Extended Mine in the foreground before being open cut; Trafford Hughes rumbling opal dirt from his mine), memories of yesteryear, the Eulo Queen, Koroit, its history and opals (double-page photo of the first open cut at Koroit on the site of the original Scottish Australian Opal Company Mines).
Illustrated throughout with magnificent colour photos, map at the inside rear cover.
Sprache:English, 32 Seiten mit vielen Fotos.
Einmaliges Buch für Sammler von Australischen Opalen.
by Len Cram & Paroo Shire Council imprint
The book covers Yowah history, as a tourist destination, the Eulo Queen, opal mining in Yowah.
Publisher: Len Cram, Lightning Ridge, NSW, Australia
32 Seiten, Sprache englisch
Zustand gut, Umschlag etwas berieben
The Australian Opal Fields by Len Cram
Weave your way through the opal Fields of Australia and follow Len in "The Wonders of Fossicking & Exploring The Australian Opal Fields" book. Take a peak at the Queensland Opal fields of Kynuna, Opalton, Mayneside, Opalville, Little Wonder, Hammond, Hayricks, Bull Creek, Sheepyard Creek, Duck Creek, Blackgate, Yowah and Koroit. In South Australia take a look at Coober Pedy, Andamooka, Mintabie and Lambina. Visit Lightning Ridge and White Cliffs in New South Wales The book shows a map of Australia with the location of each opal field in the book. Signiert bei Len Cram, Sprache englisch, Grösse: 170mm x 240mm
Ein muss für jeden Opal-Mineraliensammler
Queensland Dept of Mines & Energy. Editors-Roly McKay, Robert Brown
40 pages, includes fossicking localities map. Regions are divided into 3 sections. Areas have information on access,facilities available and other attractions. Includes 4 tear- out postcards
by Stephen Aracic
150 pages including b/w and colour illustrations. This book relates my experiences of opal mining - from my inexperienced beginnings until the present. The knowledge I have accumulated can help you to locate opal, too. I know the reality of opal mining: the hard work, the excitement and the disappointments. What a gem it is! And what a thrill it is to uncover opal, in the ground before you! I have published this book myself because I feel that those who are interested in opal should have access to the facts; facts drawn from fourteen years of experience and not just the product of a superficial approach, as appears to be the case with many of the books already written about opal. I take pleasure in presenting to you the results of my experience. Opal mining is big business today, particularly at Lightning Ridge, where increasingly large amounts of money are being invested in the industry itself as well as in supportive industries and tourism.
150 pages, Ill.Language English
by Robert G. Haill
The fascinating and raucous history of an enduring Australian boom town. The outback outpost of Cobber Pedy has been the focus of a sustained opal rush since 1915. OPALS OF THE NEVER NEVER explores the town, the gem, and their inexorable link. Historians, sociologists, gem collectors and curiosity seekers will appreciate the singular phenomenon that is Cobber Pedy.
OPALS OF THE NEVER NEVER is a lay person's guide to opal mining. Australia supplies opal to the jewelry trade of the whole world, and Coober Pedy produces the bulk of that.
Coober Pedy (originally known as the Stuart Range) is an outback Australian town in the far north of South Australia, in the middle of a desert. The Aboriginal definition of Cobber Pedy is "white man in a burrow."
U.S. mineral rushes for gold, silver and eventually uranium were brief and furious -- the hasty, rollicking communities that sprung up to support them are now ghost towns. Yet, while Cobber Pedy is a boom-town, its longevity defies the textbook definition and makes its history unique and fascinating.
Sydney, Australia, Kangaroo Press / 1995 Revised Edition, Language English
128 pages, 16 pages of color plates and many black & white illustrations
by Fred Ward, Charlotte Ward
Fred Ward has a clear and concise writing style. This book is comprehensive, despite it's slender size. It is stunningly illustrated, with fabulous photos of well-known, and ordinary, gemstones and objets d'art. A must for the fan of jewels and gemstones.
Gem Book Publishers
64 pages, Ill.language English
In the unique new DVD Guide to Black Opal we are taken on a step by step opal cutting tour revealing the tips and tricks of three experts - each with over 30 years of opal industry experience.
Lightning Ridge commercial cutter Elisabeth Pal shows how to evaluate rough opal, dopping and cutting techniques, making calibrated stones and matched pairs, doing inlay into a ring and doublet making, as well as cutting the spectacular "red on black" featured on the cover into the 30 carat gem opal "Princess Mary".
Former President of the Opal Association Mike Burfitt shows how to cut difficult and baroque stones with a hand piece.
Finally long time opal wholesaler and former President of the Opal Association Peter Evans compares a wide range of commercial black opals and explains how to determine wholesale value.
The DVD runs for 73 minutes and covers the following:
Chapter 1: Introduction - what is a black opal
Chapter 2: Evaluating rough opal - nobby, seam & fossil
Chapter 3: Overview of equipment
Chapter 4: Dopping and Removing Stones
Chapter 5: Cutting a gem "red on black" into the "Princess Mary"
Chapter 6: Making Doublets
Chapter 7: Calibrated and Small Stones
Chapter 8: Cutting Matched Pairs
Chapter 9: Doing Inlay into a Ring
Chapter 10: Tips for a Well Cut Stone
Chapter 11: Using Small Tools
Chapter 12: Valuing opal
Zustand neuwertig, Sprache english
Outback life, landscape and legends.
Winton ist eine Kleinstadt im Zentrum des südwestlichen Queensland, Australien, mit etwa 900 Einwohnern. Die Stadt am Western River liegt in einer ländlichen Region mit zahlreichen Rinder- und Schaffarmen und ist dort ein wichtiges landwirtschaftliches Zentrum.
Winton ist eines der ältesten und bekanntesten Opalfelder von Queensland. Die Geschichte der Depp reicht bis in das Jahr 1885 zurück, als Banjo Paterson an einer der Stationen außerhalb von Winton Waltzing Matilda schrieb.
Im Jahre 1920 wurde in Winton die australische Fluglinie QANTAS gegründet.
Größte Bekanntheit erlangte Winton als Geburtsort des Songs Waltzing Matilda, der inoffiziellen Nationalhymne Australiens. Banjo Paterson schrieb den Song während eines Urlaubsaufenthalts auf einer nahen Farm im Jahre 1895. Im North Gregory Hotel in der Stadt wurde der Song zum ersten Mal aufgeführt. 1998 wurde in Winton das Waltzing Matilda Centre eröffnet, das erste Museum, das diesem Song gewidmet ist.
Zustand gut, Dauer 30 min. plus 8 chapters