In January, 2018, the Australian government announced the closing of the town of Mintabie, where, in some of the world's best opal was mined. Mintabie is in Aboriginal lands, although in a resolution, the government leased the town for a period of time, ending in the early 2000's. The reason for the closure of the town (and the mines) was, in my view due to the depletion of opal. Most of the miners left and the town declined, prompting closure. This video is intended as a celebration of the great opal town of Mintabie and its fabulous opal.
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Coober Pedy, located in South Australia, calls itself the “opal mining capital of the world.” It’s also a remote and extreme place to live; due to the extreme temperatures of the Australian desert, 70% of the population have chosen to live underground. Since 1915, miners have hunted for opal in the surrounding rocks, and despite the grueling industry, mining continues today. Watch the full video to meet Desrey, one of the few female miners in the town. Read more about Coober Pedy here: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/coober-pedy CREDITS: Directed by: Ana González Executive Producers: Doug Baldinger Chris Naka Director of Photography Mobarak Shah Nazari Editor: Aranya Raj Singh Sound Design Thèo Serror Music “Red Desert 2” by David Khan At Atlas Obscura, our mission is to inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share. See where we’re exploring here: https://www.atlasobscura.com Subscribe for more videos like this: https://trib.al/GD9qhdX Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/atlasobscura Tweet us: https://www.twitter.com/atlasobscura Explore our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/atlasobscura
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This is a Revised (Opal Only) version of a previous video. In January, 2018, the Australian government announced the closing of the town of Mintabie, where, in some of the world's best opal was mined. Mintabie is in Aboriginal lands, although in a resolution, the government leased the town for a period of time, ending in the early 2000's. The reason for the closure of the town (and the mines) was, in my view due to the depletion of opal. Most of the miners left and the town declined, prompting closure. This video is intended as a celebration of the great opal town of Mintabie and its fabulous opal.
Views: 8085 Pulitzer Opal
I helped my mate dig for opals for a week using a pick as he was on good opals after 2 years finding nothing so i worked for free and gave him full price for the rough.Interesting material listed on opal auctions. https://www.opalauctions.com/stores/seda-rough-opals
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Coober Pedy - Opal Capital of the World (DOCUMENTARY)
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Our world produces some incredible rocks. Take the opal, a precious stone that forms out of silica, in the dark under the surface of the earth. When cut and polished, it flashes with a gorgeous array of colours, from pale milky hues to deep reds and blacks. Now, an opal that has been named the finest ever unearthed will be making its public debut next month as the centrepiece of an exhibition opening at the South Australian Museum, Adelaide. Called the Virgin Rainbow, it was discovered in the opal fields of Coober Pedy by opal miner John Dunstan in 2003. It's actually an opalised fossil, from an extinct cephalopod called belemnitida that existed during the Mesozoic era. During that time, much of South Australia was under a vast inland sea filled with prehistoric aquatic reptiles called plesiosaurs. These died and sank to the bottom of the sea, buried over the millennia by sediment. When the sea dried up and the land turned into a desert, the acidity levels in the shallow top layer of the sandstone increased. This released silica from weathering sandstone into the layer of clay beneath, where bones and pockets left by disintegrated bones lay buried, carried down via groundwater. Further weathering lowered the acidity levels, which allowed the silica gel to harden into opals in the pockets and impressions left by decayed animal material, like cake poured into a mould, or to soak into bones and create a replica of the internal structure. The famous Australian opal fields of Coober Pedy are located in this region. No other environment in the world is known to have undergone this same process, which is possibly why over 90 percent of the world's opals come from South Australia. SUBSCRIBE
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There's a treasure hunt going on in Coober Pedy, Australia, where opal was discovered a hundred years ago. As much as 80 percent of the world's opal supply comes from Coober Pedy's mines. But with summertime temperatures soaring to 120 degrees, the town features hundreds of "dug out" homes, burrowed into the rock and naturally cooled. Seth Doane explores the underground town, complete with bar, beauty salon, bookstore and hotel.
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SUBSCRIBE!: http://bit.ly/1G97GmA SHARE THIS VIDEO: https://youtu.be/HX5zF8b7XKE Nickipedia Live Website: http://www.NickipediaLive.com Science Team! I love hunting for gems, and my favorite rock (it’s actually a gel) is an opal! I found out there were opal mines just near the Oregon boarder of Nevada. Naturally I packed my bags and went! I had a blast!!! I loved the entire experience from beginning to end and will certainly be going again. Enjoy this video of my experience at Royal Peacock Opal Mines http://www.royalpeacock.com/ Follow Nickipedia Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nickuhas Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/nickuhas Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/uhasbrand Nickipedia Website: http://www.NickipediaLive.com Production Team: Writer/Producer: Nick Uhas Editor: Griffin Louis DP: Sam Mosco
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G'Day, today we leave the Northern Territory crossing the state border into South Australia with a rough plan to make Coober Pedy. Coober Pedy is a famous outback town in the middle of absolute no where. Why is it famous? Well the town is a Opal mining town and its hot, so hot that some of the residents actually live in underground homes, yep real underground homes called "Dug Outs". Headspace Website: http://headspace.org.au/ Help us support headspace: https://give.everydayhero.com/au/The_Ethical_Roadtrip Thank you for watching TatteredPassport, If you have enjoyed this movie please LIKE, SUBSCRIBE and SHARE with your friends. I love hearing about all your amazing adventures and stories, so please feel free to comment below. You can also find TatteredPassport on: Travel and Lifestyle Blog: https://www.tatteredpassport.com.au Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TatteredPassportInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/tatteredpassport Twitter: https://twitter.com/tatteredpass BEME: @TatteredPassport Snapchat @TatteredPassport Music: Track: Clean Rhythm Pop Rock Guitar Instrumental Artist: Royalty Free Music 2013, Album:Royalty Free Rock Music Instrumentals, Track:Blue Skies Artist: Silent Partner Album: YouTube Audio Library Track: Cielo Artist: Huma-Huma Album:YouTube Audio Library Music Wanted!! I am always looking for new and funky local music for my movies. If you are a music producer and would like me to use your music (funky, jazz, lounge, alternative bluesy, acoustic kind of stuff) please email me at: [email protected] Cameras and camera gear: When I travel I try and keep my gear minimal. Vlogging Camera: Olympus Tough Stylus TG-860 Action Camera: I use a Drift Innovation Action Camera. These are like the popular Go-Pro. They are a personnel choice and I love it. Cannon 600D DSLR: Sigma 17mm-50mm 2.8, 77mm Sigma 70mm- 200mm 2.8, 77mm Rode: Shot Gun Mic, Gear: Pro-Master Tripod, Manfrotto Video Gymbal, I tiny micro tripod, Drift Innovation Time-lapse mount, suction cup mount and that is about it? Editing Software and Computer: I use Final Cut Pro X and Compressor, on a Macbook Air 11”. It is a little underpowered for FCPX however it is so compact that I can carry it everywhere. One Life, One Search, Peace Out. Shane
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Video by Sandy Kent, 2016, iPhone SE. Please visit my website: https://opalicon.com For Koroit Boulder Opal sales, contact Rod Griffin: [email protected] The Koroit opal faced watch is by Swiss watchmaker Montres UNE. http://www.montres-une.com/ Background music: Babylon - Disco Ultralounge by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-... Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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this is opal mining in coober Pedy When you are on the field there is no distraction other than the job at hand the pleasure of the hunt finding something buetiful or bizzare. The physical effort and reward of power for it. Not to mention the added exitement it may be your last day This video was taken and put together on my phone Please like, follow/subscribe & share most of all For more pics and vids please follow my instagram and facebook pages = Boom Take https://m.youtube.com/channel/UChdnv8MGIhRTi6Wwb4qjWMA
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In Australia's outback, hardy prospectors search for a fortune in opals. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Coober Pedy | National Geographic https://youtu.be/V2R8RXnWwg8 National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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In Coober Pedy amidst the wild northern desert of South Australia live a band of opal miners who not only share their passion for opals but share a home as well. But this is not your suburban dream home, this is a an underground dugout. Its close quarters and tempers can run high.
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Opal miner Graeme Dowton is a remarkable man and one of only a few remaining commercial opal miners on the fascinating White Cliffs opal field in the far west of outback New South Wales. His tour of his Red Earth Opal Mine is a great adventure for visitors giving them a taste of the honeycomb of diggings under their feet. Graeme gives a lot of his time in this excellent value tour with a running commentary of wit, knowledge and love of opals -- and finding them!
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Coober Pedy, South Australia 2011 - Old timers opal mine museum Coober Pedy is a town in northern South Australia, 846 kilometres north of Adelaide on the Stuart Highway. The town is sometimes referred to as the "opal capital of the world" because of the quantity of precious opals that are mined there. Coober Pedy is renowned for its below-ground residences, called "dugouts", which are built in this fashion due to the scorching daytime heat. The name "Coober Pedy" comes from the local Aboriginal term kupa-piti, which means "white man's hole". Opal was found in Coober Pedy on 1 February 1915; since then the town has been supplying most of the world's gem-quality opal. Coober Pedy today relies as much on tourism as the opal mining industry to provide the community with employment and sustainability. Coober Pedy has over seventy opal fields and is the largest opal mining area in the world. Another video from Coober Pedy, part 3 https://youtu.be/yt-kSPb4cvA
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Made by Roger Whittaker Films - 1982. NFSA title no. 262876 This documentary delves into the social, cultural, and economic lives of the residents of the remote opal mining town of Coober Pedy, South Australia. Produced shortly after the Coober Pedy Act of 1981, the film captures social and economic changes underway, hastened by the introduction of satellite television in 1980. The historically maverick town must adapt to the formality of local government if it is to continue supporting its residents.
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This video shows how we mine for opal in boulders or nuts at Yowah. Good fun! www.opalbar.com.au
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Located in South Australia, Coober Pedy was discovered in 1915. This is where most of the "white/milky" and Crystal Opals are mined. Coober Pedy is the main producer of white Precious Opal. The public fossicking/prospecting area is open to anyone wanting to find their own Precious Opal. Music: 1."Disco con Tutti", 2."Mining by Moonlight" By: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ MORE "How to Find Gold and Gems" VIDEOS - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViGnuqq5sYBjuBthfKPhRNGO Jewelry Making Tutorials - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViEih85hG7ZiSZIYQmsv6WV0
Views: 496829 Liz Kreate
Mintabie is a small opal mining town in far north South Australia. On our visit in 2008 there were only a few Senior students, so our son Jacob joined the class for the day and we spent a few hours filming and editing a quick clip to capture that moment in time.
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With this new short GIA field expedition video you will discover some aspects of the GIA Field Expedition FE67 that took place in June 2015 in order to visit sapphire and opal mining areas in Australia. On the sapphire side we started with Inverell in New South Wales, then moved to the Anakie sapphire field and finally to the Lava plains both of them in Queensland. Each time we were impressed with the technical knowledge about sapphire mining... Enjoy!
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Justin Lang and Becky MacAllan venture into a dangerous old mine on the hunt for opal. Having struck a deal with their neighbouring hunters, the rookie couple need to make this perilous journey underground worth it. It's only when they find rare opal belemnite does it seem like their luck is beginning to turn. Watch the full episode here: https://bit.ly/2HbKY62 Subscribe to Quest TV for more great clips: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c... Quest On Demand: https://www.questod.co.uk/ Follow Quest on Twitter: https://twitter.com/QuestTV
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Opal Mining Machine
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We visit the Australian Opal Centre in Lightning Ridge and explore examples of Australian opal, from many different locations. DON’T MISS PART 2: OPAL OF THE WORLD -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH4SjkVx3QE 😄 Special thanks to Jenni Brammall at the Australian Opal Centre. This is by no means an exhaustive look at Australian opal. There are many other opal fields and opal bearing areas, and heaps more examples of opal formations, types, colours and weird quirks of geology. If there's a particular area or type of opal you'd like to see more about, please leave a comment! These examples were chosen from a selection of specimens; they don't necessarily represent the "best of the best" of each opal category. They're all beautiful, though! More info on the locations mentioned: Lightning Ridge on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightning_Ridge,_New_South_Wales Lightning Ridge visitor information: https://lightningridgeinfo.com.au White Cliffs on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Cliffs,_New_South_Wales White Cliffs visitor information: http://www.whitecliffsnsw.com.au Tintenbar on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tintenbar,_New_South_Wales Tintenbar visitor information: https://www.discoverballina.com.au/visit/our-region/towns-villages/tintenbar Winton on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winton,_Queensland Winton visitor information: http://www.experiencewinton.com.au/visitor-information-centre Yowah on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yowah Yowah visitor information: https://www.yowahtouristcentre.com Coober Pedy on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coober_Pedy Coober Pedy visitor information: https://www.cooberpedy.sa.gov.au/tourism Mintabie on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mintabie,_South_Australia Andamooka on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andamooka,_South_Australia Andamooka visitor information: http://www.andamooka.sa.au "Unwritten Return" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ All other music © Russell Gawthorpe. Follow the Australian Opal Centre on Facebook: http://facebook.com/australianopalcentre Follow IDU Curiosity on... Facebook: http://facebook.com/idunderstand Twitter: http://twitter.com/idunderstand Instagram: http://instagram.com/idu_idontunderstand The web: http://iducuriosity.com/ Thank YOU for watching!
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Coober Pedy, South Australia 2011 - Opal Inn, Anglican Catacomb church Coober Pedy is a town in northern South Australia, 846 kilometres north of Adelaide on the Stuart Highway. The town is sometimes referred to as the "opal capital of the world" because of the quantity of precious opals that are mined there. Coober Pedy is renowned for its below-ground residences, called "dugouts", which are built in this fashion due to the scorching daytime heat. The name "Coober Pedy" comes from the local Aboriginal term kupa-piti, which means "white man's hole". Opal was found in Coober Pedy on 1 February 1915; since then the town has been supplying most of the world's gem-quality opal. Coober Pedy today relies as much on tourism as the opal mining industry to provide the community with employment and sustainability. Coober Pedy has over seventy opal fields and is the largest opal mining area in the world. Another video from Coober Pedy, part 2 https://youtu.be/pXUkJ2DDMU0
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Opals are hard to find! The Pearl Girls spent a day mining for opals in Coober Pedy, South Australia. The town is covered in opals so we thought it would be easy to find them in the mine but we were mistaken. The Pearl Girls learned that opals are truly hard to find!
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http://www.wanderlust.co.uk/ExploreAustralia From the rugged Outback to the glittering Southern Ocean, South Australia is known for its wildlife, food, wine and beauty. South Australia is vast, spanning nearly half a million square miles. With a population of around one point six million people, that’s just four people per square mile. Kangaroo Island is Australia’s third largest, and home to a remarkable range of wildlife. With over 800 native species of plants and rare sights like the endangered glossy black cockatoo, Kangaroo Island is typified by unspoiled wilderness and a magnificent selection of flora and fauna, including the kangaroos that give it its name. Just over a thousand sea lions live and breed in the Seal Bay Conservation Park, one of the most popular tourist attractions of Kangaroo Island. Marine life thrives all across the shores of South Australia. The state’s coastline stretches for more than 3,000 miles, and after a flight of just 40 minutes from Adelaide the mighty Eyre Peninsula awaits. Baird Bay is a small fishing village situated on the west of the peninsula. Snorkelling here isn’t a typical experience, as the the coastal waters are home to Australian sea lions and pods of dolphins. Adelaide, the state capital city, was founded in 1836 as a planned, freely settled colony. It was a place where immigrants could settle free from religious persecution. Nowadays the city remains a vibrant, bustling cultural centre, home to thriving markets, a lively night scene and dozens of festivals a year. From Adelaide’s beautiful architecture to a wealth of museums detailing its immigrant settlers, Adelaide does not shy away from its multicultural history. For example, the South Australian Museum houses the largest collection of Aboriginal ethnographic material in the world. Climbing away from the coast and the bustle of the city are the quiet, rural hills of the Barossa Valley. The Barossa is world-renowned for its red wine, and over 150 wineries lie within an hour’s drive from Adelaide. But the Barossa is not only home to wine. It’s one of the world’s top culinary destinations. The vibrancy of South Australia doesn’t end in Barossa. Follow the Stuart Highway north, beyond the hills and the vineyards of the Clare Valley to where green turns to red and the Outback begins. For many the jewel in the crown of this region is the dramatic stretch of rock known fondly as the ‘Organ Pipes’. Gawler Range. Enormous, solid volcanic rhyolite is stacked in the cliff face here, ranging in size from stony grinning teeth to the elongated pillars that remind so many people of magnificent organs. The rugged landscape of the Flinders Ranges epitomises the romanticism of outback Australia: big skies, incredible sunsets, and sun-baked desert as far as the eye can see. In the summer it’s a hot, dry landscape. It might seem daunting at first, but look a bit closer and you’ll find the place teeming with life. The Flinders Ranges have also been inhabited by humans for thousands of years. Aborigines have walked in these hills since long before European settlers arrived, using the plants and the rocks for food and creating art. The Flinders Ranges are now home to numerous towns and villages scattered along the highway. The area is accessible as a destination for hiking, cycling, camping and wildlife watching, giving visitors a taste of the iconic outback. Rawnsley Park Station is a working farm that has managed to find a way to blend sheep farming and tourism. The owners provide scenic flights over the spectacular geological formation, Wilpena Pound. Wilpena Pound is an ancient valley floor amidst mountains that have been eroded over hundreds of millions of years. Its golden walls are formed of highly resistant quartzite and sandstone. The area is protected from mining and most human impact other than tourism. Nowadays, 4x4s can be seen roaming along the ridgetops that command spectacular views of the timeless landscape. Life can nevertheless be found all over the northern reaches of South Australia. The emu is a large, flightless bird, endemic to Australia and a close relation of the ostrich. Its long legs allow it to reach speeds of up to 30 miles an hour. It has become an iconic image of Australia. Continuing up the spine of the country, we reach the northern regions of South Australia. This is opal mining country, and the Painted Desert may seem barren, but can be extremely lucrative for those willing to work. The town of Coober Pedy is the opal mining capital of the world, known for the way its people live underground in dugouts to escape the fierce desert heat. We’ve travelled from the crystal waters of the Southern Ocean to the dry beauty of the outback, covering one of the most magnificent states in Australia. The Explorers’ Way crosses the state border, slicing the country in half as it continues into the Northern Territory.
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Dan and Justin are rookie opal miners desperate to get part of the Shell Patch claim, but will the piece of land they do get be the opal-rich land they hoped for? Catch full episodes of your favourite Quest shows here: https://www.questod.co.uk/shows Subscribe to Quest TV for more great clips: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c... Quest On Demand: http://www.questtv.co.uk/video/ Follow Quest on Twitter: https://twitter.com/QuestTV
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Learn more about the interesting opal mining equipment used in the Outback Opal Hunters TV Series filmed in Australia. Tell me more about about opal mining equipment: https://www.opalauctions.com/learn/opal-information/outback-opal-hunters-equipment Tell me more about the Outback Opal Hunter TV Series: https://www.opalauctions.com/learn/news/outback-opal-hunter-tv-series Don't forget to share and subscribe! Share this video: https://youtu.be/XRQEhmN94Xg Shop: Opal Auctions https://www.opalauctions.com Facebook: Opal Auctions https://www.facebook.com/OpalAuctions Instagram: Opal Auctions https://www.instagram.com/opalauctions
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Roxby Downs is a mining town in outback South Australia, 563 kilometers north of the state capital Adelaide. http://www.roxbycouncil.com.au/roxby-council-landingpage.html Andamooka is a town approximately 600 km north of Adelaide in the South Australian outback. Andamooka is the largest town administered by the Outback Communities Authority instead of a local government area and is best known for opal mining. http://andamooka.sa.au/
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With this new short GIA field expedition video you will discover some aspects of the GIA Field Expedition FE67 that took place in June 2015 in order to visit sapphire and opal mining areas in Australia. On the opal side we started with Lightning Ridge, home of the black opals, then we continue to boulder opal country with Koroit, Yowah and Quilpie areas. Each time we were impressed with the contagious passion miners and merchants had for their gem... Enjoy!
Views: 250541 GIA Field Gemology Project
20.3 ct Opal cabochon set in 14k white gold, surrounded by diamonds. Opal mined at Mintabie, South Australia
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The remote town of Coober Pedy, Australia, is home to about 2,000 people, many of whom gravitated there to mine opal. The extreme climate of the Outback meant residents had to find creative ways to live and work – and they did. In this week’s Sunday Closer, NBC’s Sara James explores their underground dugouts, which make up a community that’s unlike any other. » Subscribe to TODAY: http://on.today.com/SubscribeToTODAY » Watch the latest from TODAY: http://bit.ly/LatestTODAY About: TODAY brings you the latest headlines and expert tips on money, health and parenting. We wake up every morning to give you and your family all you need to start your day. If it matters to you, it matters to us. We are in the people business. Subscribe to our channel for exclusive TODAY archival footage & our original web series. Connect with TODAY Online! Visit TODAY's Website: http://on.today.com/ReadTODAY Find TODAY on Facebook: http://on.today.com/LikeTODAY Follow TODAY on Twitter: http://on.today.com/FollowTODAY Follow TODAY on Google+: http://on.today.com/PlusTODAY Follow TODAY on Instagram: http://on.today.com/InstaTODAY Follow TODAY on Pinterest: http://on.today.com/PinTODAY This Opal-Mining Community Gives ‘Down Under’ A Whole New Meaning | Sunday TODAY
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A walk through the opal capital of the world in Coober Pedy in Australia's remote outback near Adelaide. The majority of the inhabitants live underground in depleted opal mines to hide from the burning heat. More videos: http://www.youtube.com/reelafrica Subscribe to this channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/reelafrica?sub_confirmation=1 (c) 2014, Ruud Elmendorp Video Journalist www.videojournalist.nl
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Coober Pedy, South Australia 2011 - Big Winch view, Catholic church of St. Peter and St. Paul Coober Pedy is a town in northern South Australia, 846 kilometres north of Adelaide on the Stuart Highway. The town is sometimes referred to as the "opal capital of the world" because of the quantity of precious opals that are mined there. Coober Pedy is renowned for its below-ground residences, called "dugouts", which are built in this fashion due to the scorching daytime heat. The name "Coober Pedy" comes from the local Aboriginal term kupa-piti, which means "white man's hole". Opal was found in Coober Pedy on 1 February 1915; since then the town has been supplying most of the world's gem-quality opal. Coober Pedy today relies as much on tourism as the opal mining industry to provide the community with employment and sustainability. Coober Pedy has over seventy opal fields and is the largest opal mining area in the world. Another video from Coober Pedy, part 1 https://youtu.be/RSq0-LUH4AA
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Thinking about mining for opal? Watch this easy guide to get you started. Paul Sedawie from Seda Opals goes through some basic steps and important avenues to get you in the right direction. Don't forget to share and subscribe! Share this video: https://youtu.be/We49nVYScGc Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvJa7ApLQ1ktczIRnPda2Ag?sub_confirmation=1 More Opal Mining Videos: https://youtu.be/ykviw9eeU_0
Views: 1330 Opal Auctions
Out on the famous jewelry shop rd trying to strike a fortune, with Johno and Steven.
Views: 5101 Brian J Hayes