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♦ GEMSTONE STORY
Andamooka Opal is one the most mysterious Opals available. It is commonly treated to create a black dark Opal and it has been used in Jewelry worn by the Queen.
Many crystal Opals mined in the Andamooka Opal fields have stunning colors and are popular for creative Opal carvings due to their large size. This field was discovered in 1930 but was not worked fully until the 1960s where just under 1000 miners worked in the dry desert heat. Most miners were small manual operations digging down 10 meters or so following veins of opal. There was no large scale mining operations. Today only a handful of miners work this area Matrix Opal is also popular and in abundance in the area which is sandstone cooked in sulphuric acid and sugar. This opal field is easy to visit for tourists a sit is on route to Coober Pedy and Ayres Rock. Just turn off at Pimba and in few hours you can visit this historic town. In 1970s a lot sea fossils that were opalaized started to appear and many collectors bought these items and many are now banned from export Dinosaur bones now cannot be exported along with many other opalized items.
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