Please click here to try The Great Courses Plus: http://ow.ly/OoWp302du3z Click here if you're interested in subscribing: http://bit.ly/Subscribe2SED Smarter Every Day on Patreon http://www.patreon.com/smartereveryday ⇊ Click below for more links! ⇊ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thank you to Science Alert for arranging my travel! http://www.sciencealert.com/ GET SMARTER SECTION The majority of the world's opal gemstones used for jewelry comes from Coober Pedy Australia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coober_Pedy Opals are unique: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opal Yanni's Store and Museum: http://www.umoonaopalmine.com.au/ Opal can be created by plants! http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0367253015001437 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tweet Ideas to me at: http://twitter.com/smartereveryday I'm "ilikerockets" on Snapchat. Snap Code: http://i.imgur.com/7DGfEpR.png Smarter Every Day on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SmarterEveryDay Smarter Every Day on Patreon http://www.patreon.com/smartereveryday Smarter Every Day On Instagram http://www.instagram.com/smartereveryday Smarter Every Day SubReddit http://www.reddit.com/r/smartereveryday Ambiance and musicy things by: Gordon McGladdery did the outro music the video. http://ashellinthepit.bandcamp.com/ The thought is it my efforts making videos will help educate the world as a whole, and one day generate enough revenue to pay for my kids college education. Until then if you appreciate what you've learned in this video and the effort that went in to it, please SHARE THE VIDEO! If you REALLY liked it, feel free to pitch a few dollars Smarter Every Day by becoming a Patron. http://www.patreon.com/smartereveryday Warm Regards, Destin
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Opal miners Aaron & Greg are mining without the help of their partner Cole Duff, however they kick off their mining season well and find £8000 dollars worth of Crystal Boulder Opal. Watch full episodes of Outback Opal Hunters here: https://www.questod.co.uk/show/outback-opal-hunters Subscribe to Quest TV for more great clips: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c... Quest On Demand: https://www.questod.co.uk/ Follow Quest on Twitter: https://twitter.com/QuestTV
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In January, 2018, the Australian government announced the closing of the town of Mintabie, where, in some of the world's best opal was mined. Mintabie is in Aboriginal lands, although in a resolution, the government leased the town for a period of time, ending in the early 2000's. The reason for the closure of the town (and the mines) was, in my view due to the depletion of opal. Most of the miners left and the town declined, prompting closure. This video is intended as a celebration of the great opal town of Mintabie and its fabulous opal.
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There's a treasure hunt going on in Coober Pedy, Australia, where opal was discovered a hundred years ago. As much as 80 percent of the world's opal supply comes from Coober Pedy's mines. But with summertime temperatures soaring to 120 degrees, the town features hundreds of "dug out" homes, burrowed into the rock and naturally cooled. Seth Doane explores the underground town, complete with bar, beauty salon, bookstore and hotel.
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Coober Pedy, located in South Australia, calls itself the “opal mining capital of the world.” It’s also a remote and extreme place to live; due to the extreme temperatures of the Australian desert, 70% of the population have chosen to live underground. Since 1915, miners have hunted for opal in the surrounding rocks, and despite the grueling industry, mining continues today. Watch the full video to meet Desrey, one of the few female miners in the town. Read more about Coober Pedy here: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/coober-pedy CREDITS: Directed by: Ana González Executive Producers: Doug Baldinger Chris Naka Director of Photography Mobarak Shah Nazari Editor: Aranya Raj Singh Sound Design Thèo Serror Music “Red Desert 2” by David Khan At Atlas Obscura, our mission is to inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share. See where we’re exploring here: https://www.atlasobscura.com Subscribe for more videos like this: https://trib.al/GD9qhdX Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/atlasobscura Tweet us: https://www.twitter.com/atlasobscura Explore our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/atlasobscura
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I helped my mate dig for opals for a week using a pick as he was on good opals after 2 years finding nothing so i worked for free and gave him full price for the rough.Interesting material listed on opal auctions. https://www.opalauctions.com/stores/seda-rough-opals
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Our world produces some incredible rocks. Take the opal, a precious stone that forms out of silica, in the dark under the surface of the earth. When cut and polished, it flashes with a gorgeous array of colours, from pale milky hues to deep reds and blacks. Now, an opal that has been named the finest ever unearthed will be making its public debut next month as the centrepiece of an exhibition opening at the South Australian Museum, Adelaide. Called the Virgin Rainbow, it was discovered in the opal fields of Coober Pedy by opal miner John Dunstan in 2003. It's actually an opalised fossil, from an extinct cephalopod called belemnitida that existed during the Mesozoic era. During that time, much of South Australia was under a vast inland sea filled with prehistoric aquatic reptiles called plesiosaurs. These died and sank to the bottom of the sea, buried over the millennia by sediment. When the sea dried up and the land turned into a desert, the acidity levels in the shallow top layer of the sandstone increased. This released silica from weathering sandstone into the layer of clay beneath, where bones and pockets left by disintegrated bones lay buried, carried down via groundwater. Further weathering lowered the acidity levels, which allowed the silica gel to harden into opals in the pockets and impressions left by decayed animal material, like cake poured into a mould, or to soak into bones and create a replica of the internal structure. The famous Australian opal fields of Coober Pedy are located in this region. No other environment in the world is known to have undergone this same process, which is possibly why over 90 percent of the world's opals come from South Australia. SUBSCRIBE
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Presumed to be "untreatable" I demonstrate a rare parcel of Andamooka "Gem Matrix" opal. Gem matrix is matrix opal that doesn't need treatment, as it looks like high quality solid gem opal. In the video, I cut, treat and show the incredible quality of this rare opal, which may be the best opal of all! (Opal from Murray Willis, owner of Australian Opal Mines - it's on the web!)
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With this new short GIA field expedition video you will discover some aspects of the GIA Field Expedition FE67 that took place in June 2015 in order to visit sapphire and opal mining areas in Australia. On the opal side we started with Lightning Ridge, home of the black opals, then we continue to boulder opal country with Koroit, Yowah and Quilpie areas. Each time we were impressed with the contagious passion miners and merchants had for their gem... Enjoy!
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http://blackopaldirect.com/ Meet Sebastian and his daughter Katherine and see there life in Lightning Ridge and the life they live in the Australian outback searching for the amazing black opal. A unique lifestyle and opportunity to make a great living while loving every minute Click on the link below in the info to see my website http://blackopaldirect.com/
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Coober Pedy - Opal Capital of the World (DOCUMENTARY)
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More than 755 Carats Name: "Glorious Jubilee" GIA Certified Report: 15766161 Size: 106 x 65 x 14 mm (approx) Shape: Free Form Species: Natual Black Opal Type: One Piece, Not Assembled Color: Natural Color For more information, please contact: Peter Karpaty or David Naves at Queen Stone Opal: http://goo.gl/TcUzNl (please mention viewing this video in your message)
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Video by Sandy Kent, 2016, iPhone SE. Please visit my website: https://opalicon.com For Koroit Boulder Opal sales, contact Rod Griffin: [email protected] The Koroit opal faced watch is by Swiss watchmaker Montres UNE. http://www.montres-une.com/ Background music: Babylon - Disco Ultralounge by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-... Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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Dan and Justin are rookie opal miners desperate to get part of the Shell Patch claim, but will the piece of land they do get be the opal-rich land they hoped for? Catch full episodes of your favourite Quest shows here: https://www.questod.co.uk/shows Subscribe to Quest TV for more great clips: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c... Quest On Demand: http://www.questtv.co.uk/video/ Follow Quest on Twitter: https://twitter.com/QuestTV
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I took the family to Juniper Mountain for some fire opal digging. I would usually make a lot more effort to work around the opal and get out larger pieces without damaging them but it was getting late and we had to go. Edit: After all the well deserved criticism I believe I should add a bit more- I usually make a lot more effort to carefully extract the material. I know as well as you that value increases exponentially with size. The thing here though is that in my experience all of the opal in these thin surface veins is typically very unstable. Only in the larger veins do I find material with the right hydration to remain craze free. This is based on years of experience spending time doing exactly what you suggest only to see it turn into bits all by itself in the open air. I could keep it wet but my goal is really to identify the more stable material in order to provide that higher quality product. There's also the time factor. This was later in the day, near sunset. I had worked patiently and carefully all around that vein for hours to get it as exposed as it was. You're right, someone else will come along and get it out. Not in one piece though. This is my own federal mining claim that I pay fees on each year. I would much rather get it out the way I did in the video and go home with something as opposed to seeing it completely gone the next weekend. Several times I've left exposed opal only to return to evidence that someone MASSACRED it. You think I pulverize it? Wait til you see how the claim jumpers leave it- tiny shards and white powder all over the hole. I totally understand where you're coming from, I do. I don't think you fully appreciate or understand my situation though. Regardless, you're all totally welcome to come dig your own material and show me how it's done. Absolutely free, no charges or fees. Jamie Lant on Facebook. Send me a PM. Or email [email protected] I certainly don't profess to be an expert. I'm learning as I go, like the rest of us. After all, realize I'm sitting on a mountain of the stuff. :)
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this is opal mining in coober Pedy When you are on the field there is no distraction other than the job at hand the pleasure of the hunt finding something buetiful or bizzare. The physical effort and reward of power for it. Not to mention the added exitement it may be your last day This video was taken and put together on my phone Please like, follow/subscribe & share most of all For more pics and vids please follow my instagram and facebook pages = Boom Take https://m.youtube.com/channel/UChdnv8MGIhRTi6Wwb4qjWMA
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Discover the Opal Mining Process from Start to finish in Lightning Ridge Australia. See how opal comes out of the ground. And also see some insider secrets to the opal industry. Visit www.blackopaldirect.com to see the opals that come from this amazing place.
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See where the famous Rainbow Serpent opal was mined and learn the story behind it. Justin takes you underground to explain where and how it miraculously survived through the washing plant. https://blackopaldirect.com
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Grand Opal PTY. LTD showcases some of their fine opal products at the JOGS Tucson Gem and Jewelry Show. Grand Opal is an Australian opal manufacturing and exporting. They offer an extensive range of crystals, doublets and boulder opals. Visit us at: www.jogsshow.com The JOGS Tucson Gem and Jewelry Show is known world-wide for its variety of international dealers, and as one of the largest shows at the annual TGMS in Arizona. Every year, JOGS hosts dealers both of finished jewelry from around the world, as well as the manufacturers and producers of every sort of gem and precious stone the world has to offer. At JOGS Southwestern Pavilion, you can find many dealers, including Sunwest Silver offering the widest variety of turquoise available anywhere; Nashaf Khalaf with high-end signed Native American pieces both old and new, and many more silver and turquoise dealers as well. A brief stroll finds you at JOGS Amber Pavilion. Here the organizers work closely with the American Amber Association, Amber Man, and the top dealers of Europe to offer the absolute broadest selection of Amber available anywhere. Each year the success of the shows ensures that Poland Russia and Lithuania bring their best honeyed offerings to JOGS Tucson . With Silver from Indonesia and Mexico, and a dizzying array of rough and cut stones, as well as beads from Africa, Brazil and Thailand; JOGS presents the professional jeweler and the committed hobbyist with everything they need to create works of art. You'll find the best--Straight from the mines, at the JOGS Tucson Gem and Jewelry Show!
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Ever wondered what it's like, looking for opals at a pay-to-dig opal mine? Jake Anderson, of the Royal Peacock Opal Mine, describes it all, from raking the tailings, to following the glass trail in the banks. Take a trip to the Virgin Valley, Nevada, one of the world's best opal mining locations, in this fascinating How-To instructional video.
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Occurred on January 10, 2017 / Queensland, Australia "I am a female boulder opal miner in outback Queensland. In this video, I share one of the most amazing moments that I get to experience with my team; exposing an opal and being the first person on the planet to gaze upon its natural beauty. To find, extract and split a raw boulder opal is simply like no other experience. At our ethically sustainable mining site, we split boulder opal along the opal vein running though ironstone rock every day, if we're lucky. This boulder opal that we split open has gem grade black opal inside." Contact [email protected] to license this or any ViralHog video. Make money from your videos! Submit footage here: https://goo.gl/yejGkm Subscribe, Like, or Follow ViralHog: YouTube: https://goo.gl/A0gBKk Facebook: https://goo.gl/XQWqJt Instagram: https://goo.gl/NMq8dl Twitter: https://goo.gl/pF8Xop
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SUBSCRIBE!: http://bit.ly/1G97GmA SHARE THIS VIDEO: https://youtu.be/HX5zF8b7XKE Nickipedia Live Website: http://www.NickipediaLive.com Science Team! I love hunting for gems, and my favorite rock (it’s actually a gel) is an opal! I found out there were opal mines just near the Oregon boarder of Nevada. Naturally I packed my bags and went! I had a blast!!! I loved the entire experience from beginning to end and will certainly be going again. Enjoy this video of my experience at Royal Peacock Opal Mines http://www.royalpeacock.com/ Follow Nickipedia Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nickuhas Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/nickuhas Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/uhasbrand Nickipedia Website: http://www.NickipediaLive.com Production Team: Writer/Producer: Nick Uhas Editor: Griffin Louis DP: Sam Mosco
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Natalie came to Lightning Ridge with us for the first time this Easter 2016. We told her how Dad never could get the wires to work for him, then he read and learnt how to use them for divining. In the video Natalie uses them too. Unfortunately the section with Nat was partly lost so it is a little choppy. We lost Dad's fun stomping dance that determines the depth of the opal layer. The photo's at the beginning are of an opal tail-out that we witnessed when the young man with the beard (my son Adam) was about 5 months old. The beautiful opal photos at the end are a few of Dad & Mum's good opal finds from quite a few years ago.
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Watch our friend Phil from Cols Crew on Opal Hunters inspect Boulder Opal Rough. After mining boulder Opal for a year they thought they hit the jackpot.... but mining Opal is never as easy as it seems. Don't forget to share and subscribe! Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvJa7ApLQ1ktczIRnPda2Ag?sub_confirmation=1 Share this video: https://youtu.be/vmkEqxkiyZg More Opal Mining Videos: https://youtu.be/ykviw9eeU_0
Views: 154015 Opal Auctions
With this new short GIA field expedition video you will discover some aspects of the GIA Field Expedition FE67 that took place in June 2015 in order to visit sapphire and opal mining areas in Australia. On the sapphire side we started with Inverell in New South Wales, then moved to the Anakie sapphire field and finally to the Lava plains both of them in Queensland. Each time we were impressed with the technical knowledge about sapphire mining... Enjoy!
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In Coober Pedy amidst the wild northern desert of South Australia live a band of opal miners who not only share their passion for opals but share a home as well. But this is not your suburban dream home, this is a an underground dugout. Its close quarters and tempers can run high.
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www.blackopaldirect.com Watch Justin from Black Opal Direct and Sebastian one of the most experienced opal miners that ever lived. Chatt about the opal that had come out of his tailout. In this second part sequel you will see the opals transform from rough opal nobbies to polished black opal solids.
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In Australia's outback, hardy prospectors search for a fortune in opals. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Coober Pedy | National Geographic https://youtu.be/V2R8RXnWwg8 National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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John finds opals in Jundah-Opalville opal mines. He knows how, and he shows how. Just like his father did for so many years. John Bernard is a founder and director of Opal Minded, the only opal store in Sydney operating its own mines, and the only one in the world with a selection of exquisite Jundah opals. :: http://www.opalminded.com ::
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Located in South Australia, Coober Pedy was discovered in 1915. This is where most of the "white/milky" and Crystal Opals are mined. Coober Pedy is the main producer of white Precious Opal. The public fossicking/prospecting area is open to anyone wanting to find their own Precious Opal. Music: 1."Disco con Tutti", 2."Mining by Moonlight" By: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ MORE "How to Find Gold and Gems" VIDEOS - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViGnuqq5sYBjuBthfKPhRNGO Jewelry Making Tutorials - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViEih85hG7ZiSZIYQmsv6WV0
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Watch a $30,000+ come to life from the rough to the final cut stone. Video of the cutting of the gem 'Black Opal Empress' from the Black Opal rough to a stunning finished stone.The rough weighed 400cts and yielded a 32ct stone. The stone is from Seda Opals run by Paul Sedawie who is talking to his mining partner Chris from Opal Rush on how to cut and finish this gem Opal. More Rough Opals here: https://www.opalauctions.com/auctions/rough-opal/ Don't forget to share and subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvJa7ApLQ1ktczIRnPda2Ag?sub_confirmation=1 Share this video: https://youtu.be/smVv4jADaq0 Shop: Opal Auctions https://www.opalauctions.com Facebook: Opal Auctions https://www.facebook.com/OpalAuctions Instagram: Opal Auctions https://www.instagram.com/opalauctions
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Boulder Opal Mining is possibly the most "environmentally friendly" mining method on earth. "Basins" created througght the mnining process become "water traps" and "oasis" are formed once the earth is back-filled. you have to see it to believe it, but the land FLOURISHES years after boulder opal has been mined.
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A trip to the mining of Black Opal at Lightning Ridge Australia. You'll be taken underground to see the earth being extracted containing the rough opal and what it takes to get the opal to the finished product.
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Learn more about the interesting opal mining equipment used in the Outback Opal Hunters TV Series filmed in Australia. Tell me more about about opal mining equipment: https://www.opalauctions.com/learn/opal-information/outback-opal-hunters-equipment Tell me more about the Outback Opal Hunter TV Series: https://www.opalauctions.com/learn/news/outback-opal-hunter-tv-series Don't forget to share and subscribe! Share this video: https://youtu.be/XRQEhmN94Xg Shop: Opal Auctions https://www.opalauctions.com Facebook: Opal Auctions https://www.facebook.com/OpalAuctions Instagram: Opal Auctions https://www.instagram.com/opalauctions
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While checking out a patch of ground, the 'Gold Gypsies' unearth some small nuggets of gold, and then find an amazing 3 ounce monster nugget worth around $5000! Catch full episodes of your favourite Quest shows here: https://www.questod.co.uk/shows Subscribe to Quest TV for more great clips: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c... Quest On Demand: http://www.questtv.co.uk/video/ Follow Quest on Twitter: https://twitter.com/QuestTV
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