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Opals

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 The famous Virgin Rainbow Black Opal is for sale here!

  Australian Opal Mines

    Andamooka Mines, SA
    Coober Pedy, SA
    Lightning Ridge, NSW
    Mintabie or Mintabee, SA
   
Opalton, Qld
    Quilpie, Qld
    White Cliffs, NSW
    Winton, Qld
    Yowah, Qld
  Buying Guide for Opals
    Opal Store USA
    Birthstone for October (modern); alternate for June
    Care for Opals
    Cutting Opals
    Opal Store Amazon USA
   
Peruvian Blue Opals - How to Spot a Fake
    Opal shop Australia
    Glossary of Terms
    Investing in Opals - The Value of Opals as an Investment
    Lapidary Information
    Buy Opals Australia
    Buying Opals
  Famous Opals
    The Andamooka Opal (The Queen's Opal)
    Aurora Australis
    The Black Prince
    The Butterfly Stone
    The Flame Queen
    Halley's Comet
    Jupiter Five
    Olympic Australis
    Pride of Australia
    The Virgin Rainbow
 History of Opals and Opal Mining
   Australian Museum National Opal Collection
   Australian Museum researches opalised fossil
   Fossicking in NSW
   Fossils, opalised fossils, sea snails and shells
  
Lecture Explains Link Between Opals, Dinosaurs
   Legendary Opal Miners
   Opal Legends
   Opal Mines
   Mining Opals in Wyoming USA
   Opal Links
  
Opalized Fossil Exhibit at GIA Museum
  
Opalized Fossils from Dinosaur Age Featured at GIA Museum Exhibit, Lecture
 Types of Opal
    Black Opal
    Boulder Opal
    Crystal Opal
    Fire Opal
    Matrix Opal
    White Opal
    Yowah Nuts
    Opal Doublets
    Opal Triplets
    Opal Jewelry

  
 Get down and dirty with real miners of opal as we take you on a journey to the outback of Australia. It's the home to not just one of the world's larget opal deposits, but also to some very interesting characters.

 Opals are the gem world's silvery mirrors, reflecting back every color in a flash of pastels or a streak of fire. Uncover this enchanting stone.

The opal is the talisman for actors and the performing arts. The opal has been linked to purity, hope and innocence. This gem has also been linked to healing forces, friendship and emotion, so it has experienced its fair share of folklore over the years.