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OPALS BY WINTON

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                OPALS BY WINTON                                

Boulder Opal from Winton, Australia is the strongest and most brilliant form of Opal on the planet! Taking millions of years to form, Opal from the region of Winton marries to Ironstone found deep inside the earth creating a jaw dropping contrast of naturally dark Boulder with brilliant Gem Quality multi colored rainbow flash. Australian Boulder Opal from Winton can be brighter and have more color variation than other types of Opal. Due to it’s sedimentary nature Boulder Opal is the strongest form of Opal making it generational. The boulder Opal field in Queensland is the largest Opal field in the world producing everything from what miners call a “fun stone” to a top top quality investment gemstone. 

As Australia moves into winter, the Opal mining season in Outback Queensland has commenced with miners preparing to search for this amazing gemstone. Because of the remote location invariably 300 miles out of the nearest town, for these opal miners, self-isolation comes naturally. 

                                                                   

Opal Information

OPALS IN HISTORYIt is said that Opal comes from the name “Opalus” which means “to see a change in color”. Onomacritus, an ancient Greek poet wrote “the delicate colour and tenderness of the opal reminded him of a loving and beautiful child".Romans allegedly began popularizing Opals over two thousand years ago. Opals from this era are thought to have come from [...]

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FIRES IN AUSTRALIA

THE DEVASTATING FIRES IN AUSTRALIA ARE STILL ABLAZE AND MANY OF OUR CUSTOMERS HAVE BEEN REACHING OUT. THANKFULLY, THE FIRES HAVE NOT REACHED OUTBACK QUEENSLAND (WHERE MOST OF OUR OPAL IS SOURCED) BUT THE FIRES HAVE AFFECTED MANY OF OUR FRIENDS & CUSTOMERS IN AUSTRALIA. Below is an update from Heather Knight, a resident of the Blue Mountains in Australia [...]

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Wally the Wombat / Winton Opal Gems / Australian Opal Direct from the Mines /

                                                                       WALLY THE WOMBATIn the 1960’s a German man named Walter Linick came to Opalton with his German mate Albert Reece in the [...]

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Opal Ringe Opal Anhänger Opal Armbänder Opal Ohrringe

DER KOSTBARE OPAL-EDELSTEIN:Opal ist einer der schönsten und wertvollsten Edelsteine der Welt. 95% des Opals der Welt kommen aus Australien. Opal ist eine von nur sechs Arten von Edelsteinen, die auf dem Planeten Erde gefunden werden und sich mit Diamant, Smaragden, Rubinen, Saphiren und Perlen teilen. Opal nimmt Millionen von Jahren in unserem Planeten Erde zu [...]

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Australischer Boulder Opal

OUTBACK AUSTRALIEN - BOULDER OPAL MINENDie Boulder Opal Miners von Outback Queensland bereiten sich normalerweise jedes Jahr vor Ostern auf die Opal Mining Season vor und warten auf die Abkühlung der Sommertemperaturen. Begierig, dieses Outback-Juwel zu entdecken, kommen sie an, als der Sommer zu verblassen beginnt und die Temperaturen im abgelegenen Outback Australien für Mensch [...]

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Opalisierende Fossilien Opalised belenmit Opalized Shell Coober Pedy

Unser Flagship Store befindet sich in Winton, Queensland und ist neben dem "OPALTON MINES" im Outback Australien. In den Minen sind wir einzigartig positioniert, um neu gewonnenes Opal-Material zu Miner-Direktpreisen anzubieten. Wenn Sie ein Opal-Enthusiast sind, war die diesjährige Opal-Messe in Winton Queensland der richtige Ort für Sie. Zwischen Rough und Cut Opal zu allem [...]

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OUTBACK AUSTRALIA - BOULDER OPAL MINES

OUTBACK AUSTRALIA - BOULDER OPAL MINESThe Boulder Opal Miners of Outback Queensland typically prepare for the Opal Mining Season before Easter each year waiting for the temperatures of summer to cool off. Eager to uncover this outback gem they arrive as summer begins to fade and temperatures of remote outback Australia become more suitable for [...]

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Winton Opal Gems

While Australian Opal Direct is offered world wide, our flagship retail shop in Winton, Queensland offers customers hands on opportunities to learn about Opal. From cutting to an award winning documentary to a free fossicking pit for the kids, Winton Opal Gems which is located at 59 Elderslie Street in Winton is an experience in Outback [...]

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Opal Mothers Day Gift

This Mother's Day show Mum how much she means to you with a unique one of a kind Opal gift. Choose from our wide range of opal rings, opal earrings, opal bracelets, opal necklaces, opal pendants in Sterling Silver and Gold. As a bonus, receive a free opal gift with purchases over US $150. Beautiful [...]

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