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Videos from Opal Quest! Mining, Information, The journey, Fun!!

Follow along on our opal gemstone hunting adventures as we chase down the allusive Australian opal. Driving all over the Aussie outback we travel to remote places like Lightning ridge, NSW in search of Black opal, Coober Pedy, SA,  where we mine for white opal, crystal opal, fire opal and opalised shells and fossils. Videos are constantly being uploaded on our Facebook and Instagram pages where you can ask us questions and comment.

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Doublets and Triplets

Not sure what a Doublet or a Triplet really is? There sure are lot of variations out there! Educating yourself on the differences between them and solid opals can save you lots of $$$. In this Blog we go through the main differences between solid opals, doublets and triplets, so when you part with your hard earned money you can be satisfied with your purchase knowing you have got the best quality opal for the money invested. At Opal Quest we love matching up beautiful pieces of hand crafted opal jewellery with their new owners to enjoy for many years to come.

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How opal is formed - based on creation theory

Please note: This written article has been obtained from Growing Opals—Australian Style by Dr. Andrew A. Snelling and the original can be found at https://answersingenesis.org/geology/rocks-and-minerals/growing-opals-australian-style/ Photos in this blog have been added by OpalQuest. *** Originally published in Creation 12, no 1 (December 1989): 10-15. In a dusty old wooden shed on a side street in Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia, a bush scientist trying to discover the origin of opal has been able to ‘grow’ opal which is virtually indistinguishable from the mined precious stone. Len Cram’s shed has to be one of the oddest, out-of-the-way research laboratories anywhere in the world. On the walls are shelves with row upon row of bottles, peanut butter jars, and other...

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