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Australian Boulder Opal Rough Chart

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AUSTRALIAN BOULDER OPAL ROUGH CHART

Australian Boulder Opal Rough is mined over thousands of square kilometers in central Queensland Australia. Below is a chart showing many of the amazing types of Rough Boulder Opals that have been found and mined in Australia.

The major Opal fields are Winton, Quilpie, Yowah, Korit, Opalton with many opal mines hundreds of kilometers away from any regional town. So if you meet an opal miner and he invites you to his mine you are best to take provisions for a 2 day drive! Some boulder opal is even mined closed to the Northern territory border. Many Opal cutters will specialize in one particular area as boulder opal is found in veins in bedrock and has to be split or sawn or chipped open to expose opal colors.

Most Boulder Opal is sedimentary so it is not cabochon but some colors and pattern are spectacular and opal splits make ideal earrings.

Australian Boulder Opal Rough Chart

Lightning Ridge Opal needs water to clean the Rough Opal but Boulder Opal is found in more desert conditions and water is scarce even though the Artesian water trough is close by. To combat the lack of water dry agitators are commonly used to expose Opal veins in the host bed rock and bulldozers work well in these hot dry dusty conditions.

Diesel fuel is expensive now and many Opal miners spend thousands dollars each week on fuel so Opal is getting more expensive to mine and harder to find large deposits of Boulder Opal.

Australian Boulder Opal Mine

Australian Boulder Opal Mine

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Australian Boulder Opal Rough wordt gedolven over duizenden vierkante kilometers in het centrum van Queensland, Australië. Hieronder is een grafiek met veel van de verbazingwekkende soorten Rough Boulder Opals die zijn gevonden en gedolven in Australië.

De belangrijkste opaalvelden zijn Winton, Quilpie, Yowah, Korit, Opalton met vele opaalmijnen op honderden kilometers afstand van een regionale stad. Dus als je een opaal mijnwerker ontmoet en hij je uitnodigt in zijn mijn, kun je het beste voorzieningen nemen voor een tweedaagse rit! Sommige opaalstenen worden zelfs gedolven dicht bij de grens met het noordelijke grondgebied. Veel Opal-frezen zullen zich specialiseren in één bepaald gebied, omdat Boulder Opal wordt gevonden in aderen in het gesteente en moet worden gesplitst of gezaagd of afgebroken om opaalkleuren zichtbaar te maken.

De meeste Boulder Opal is sedimentair, dus het is geen cabochon, maar sommige kleuren en patronen zijn spectaculair en opaal splitst zijn ideale oorbellen.

Australian Boulder Opal Rough Chart

Lightning Ridge Opal heeft water nodig om de Rough Opal schoon te maken, maar Boulder Opal is te vinden in meer woestijnomstandigheden en water is schaars hoewel de Artesische watertrog dichtbij is. Om het gebrek aan water te bestrijden, worden droge roerwerken gewoonlijk gebruikt om opaaladers in de rots van het gastbed bloot te leggen en bulldozers werken goed in deze hete droge stoffige omstandigheden.

Diesel is nu duur en veel Opal-mijnwerkers geven elke week duizenden dollars uit aan brandstof, dus Opal wordt duurder om te mijnen en moeilijker om grote afzettingen van Boulder Opal te vinden.

Australian Boulder Opal Mine

Australian Boulder Opal Mine

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Opalidolizer

You are living my dream! I grew up having free reign at the Opal Hill Fire Agate mine not far from palo verde, California. Helen Madden owned it at that time(60's, 70's, and 80's), and let me collect all the Fire Agate I wanted. I took buckets home and buried them in the yard. I dig one up when I run out of the last batch! The fire in it is comparable to L. R. White Opal! My question is this: Can you "call colors" out of fire opal like I can with fire agate?

25th Dec 2018
Opalidolizer

You are living my dream! I grew up having free reign at the Opal Hill Fire Agate mine not far from palo verde, California. Helen Madden owned it at that time(60's, 70's, and 80's), and let me collect all the Fire Agate I wanted. I took buckets home and buried them in the yard. I dig one up when I run out of the last batch! The fire in it is comparable to L. R. White Opal! My question is this: Can you "call colors" out of fire opal like I can with fire agate?

25th Dec 2018
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