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The Exquisite Gem
by Len Cram
Special Edition Published and Distributed by Len Cram 2003
Photographs and Text by Len Cram Design by Susanne Tester Signed and dedicated by the author.
32 Seiten, Sprache englisch, signiert von Len Cram dem Papst der Opale
Sprache:English, 32 Seiten mit vielen Fotos.
Einmaliges Buch für Sammler von Australischen Opalen.
This is a stunning new Special Edition 32 book by Len Cram on the Yowa and Koroit opal field.The pictures are very vivid with some very interesting articles about the opal fields.
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
Anyone who collects Ridge history has a copy of Stuart Lloyd’s paperback, ‘The Lightning Ridge Book’, published in 1968, It is one of the most colourful accounts of local opal mining.
Published Mumbil, N.S.W. : Stuart Lloyd, 1968
250 pages : ill., Language English
Zustand gut, Einband berieben und bestossen
(originally Pelican Water Hole)
one hundred years of settlement 1875-1975
editor: Vincent T. Corbin
Published Winton, Qld. : The Booklet Committee, 1975>
143 pages : ill., Language English
Zustand gut, Einband berieben und bestossen
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
This book was authored by Mary Heritage and is the story of her exploits while opal mining.
This story has been written to celebrate the lives of those many intrepid adventurers and dreamers, who lived in the very harsh enviroment of the desert in Andamooka Australia.
100 pages, pictures
by Stephen Aracic
Rediscover Opals in Australia is a field guide for anyone wanting to know more about this most mysterious and attractive gem stone. It is for the novice beginner as it takes the reader through most of Australia's famous opal fields but it is also a popular reference for established opal miners due to its in-depth treatment of this popular subject. It has geological indicators showing the newcomer where to start digging, light-hearted humourous stories and anecdotal snippets from the illustrious opal mining past in Australia. More than 500 colour photographs make the book interesting, magnetic reading.
Stephen Aracic was born 1939 a Bosnian-Croat. He nearly lost his life escaping over the border into Italy in 1958. Emmigrated to Australia a year later and worked a few years in Sydney then met and married Mary in 1964. He learned about Lightning Ridge Black Opal from Percy Marks, Jewellers and in 1965 decided to move there to Lightning Ridge.
Published by Aracic, 1999
416 pages, Ill.
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 Ron McKenzie (Opal Mining, Opalton History)
A true Australian Bush Story about - Station Runs - Mail Routes - Opal Mines and the Pioneering Folk around the Mining District of Opalton
A momentous event which occurred in the district of Winton in 1895 was the Great Opal Rush to the Fermoy opal field, at the site where the Opalers and Businessmen then started the township of Opalton. This was the only Opal rush in the early history of Queensland and resulted in an opal mining boom town, with numerous diggings over a wide area of opal bearing country.
This book contains 191 pages with stories from the Great Opal Rush of 1985, through the early 1900's and the second dawning of the opal field in the 1960's.
Includes photos of opal, opal mines, old maps, miners as well as an account ledger showing that George Cragg purchased a bottle of Brandy on Christmas day from the Fermoy Hotel.
191 pages, Ill.Language English
by Archie Kalokerinos
Well illustrated throughout with color photographs of Australia's opal mining operations; the text is followed by a short section of color photographs of opal specimens. Doctor Archie Kalokerinos left his practice in the outback for a time to pursue his passion for opals, and headed for the Central Australian opal field of Coober Pedy. As the months went by he, like many before him, was gripped by the fascination of the desert and the elusiveness of opal. At last he struck opal, and his account of this strike is one of the most exciting mining stories ever told.
Ure Smith; 1967
137 pages with 85 full color photographs, Language English
by Chris Pellant
Discover the world of rocks and minerals - Mohs' hardness scale, fossil fuels, rock formation, and gems are all explained and accompanied by stunning photographs and artwork. Fascinating facts about strange mineral properties, rock erosion, and features help to make this book an indispensable geological guide. Detailed images provide a fantastic visual account that is ideal for use at home and at school. - Ten bulleted facts on every spread - Fascinating fact panels - Highlighted subject areas - Hundreds of color illustrations and pictures
Barnes & Noble; First Printing edition (2005)
222 pages, Ill.
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 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