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Opal - More Than Just a Pretty Stone

Opal - More Than Just a Pretty StoneAs well as Opal being an amazing gemstone there are many other references to Opal across the world.  Did you know that Opal is also a type of fuel, a travel card and even makeup? Here are some of the most well know. 

Opal Wellness Program in South Australia  

OPAL, which stands for Obesity Prevention and Lifestyle, is specific program that sustains children and families in order to achieve a healthy life. In fact, this program was founded in South Australia since 2009. It is also harmonized through local administration and mostly functions with communities to generate chances to eat well, be energetic and control obesity.

Communities participating in the Opal Program OPAL has started with 15 South Australian communities and will expand up to 20 communities from 2012. The following are the cities which became part of the OPAL district: Whyalla, West Torrens, Salisbury, Port Augusta, Port Adelaide Enfield, and Playford, Northern Territory of Palmerston, and Onkaparinga. Opal - More Than Just a Pretty Stone

Other communities include Murray Bridge, Peterborough, Mount Remarkable, and the Northern District Council, which are combined communities, Mount Gambier, Murray, Marion, Copper Coast, Coorong, Charles Sturt, Campbell Town, and Alexandria.

Opal Trademarks 

Most people in the Opal industry are not aware that Opal is trademarked in Australia and USA. Opal is trade marked in Australia by the Transport Authority of New South Wales. It is used for transport commuters as a card to use on public transport. They named the card ‘Opal’ as Black Opal is mined in the state of New South Wales and is famous in Australia. The word Opal is also a registered trademark in the USA.

Opal Fuel 

Opal - More Than Just a Pretty Stone

Opal Fuel is a low aromatic fuel developed by BP to minimize the inhalation of the fumes in remote Aboriginal communities in Australia.

Opal Card

Opal - More Than Just a Pretty Stone

The Opal card offers users a simple, handy and rapid way of entering and exiting Sydney’s municipal transport system. The Opal is a smart card similar in dimension with a credit card. It is integrated alongside with buses, trains, light trail and ferries. You don’t need to get in line for the tickets or be bothered about getting the correct change for your fee.

It was launched with a Customer Trial in December 2012 for the Neutral Bay ship service and was rolled out across Sydney from 2014.

Opal Basketball Team

Opal - More Than Just a Pretty Stone

The Opal Basketball team is Australia’s world famous female basketball team. They are ranked one of the world’s best teams and have won eight medals at official tournaments such as the Olympics and world championships. The Opals have a fierce rivalry with team USA typically playing them for gold or silver medals.

Black Opal Beauty

Black Opal Beauty products are sold in the USA and provide a complete range including foundation, moisturizer and makeup.

The Opal Air Laboratories Project (OPAL)

More than a million individuals, including the citizens of the UK took part in the latest Open Air Laboratories Project, (OPAL) which is guided by the Imperial College of London. Supporters of this project comprise of the Natural History Museum and is funded by the Big Lottery Fund. It collects considerable important scientific data across the country.

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