Opal Lightning Ridge Australian Solid Loose Stone, Cabochon 1.44ct
Opal Lightning Ridge Australian Solid Loose Stone, Cabochon 1.44ct. Dimensions: L 10.3 mm x W 6.9 mm x H 3.2 mm. Uses: Pendant for Ring Gold or Silver Mounting. We, at Absolute Opals and Gems Pty Ltd, (Australia) are second generation Gem-Stone Miners, Cutters and Wholesalers, proudly specialising in Australian Black Opal straight from the mines to us. You will find us located in the heart of the busy mining town of Lightning Ridge, New South Wales , approx. 750 km or 468 miles, north west of Sydney, Australia. Lightning Ridge, or the Ridge, as it is fondly referred to by locals, is renowned for the largest production of quality Black Opal in the World!
WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU. Here are some images of our mining activity. We prospect for opal with a 9 inch auger drill. When promising material is discovered we drill a 3 foot diameter shaft to a depth that bottoms on the opal bearing level. When, what appears to be payable material is found, we lower a mechanical digger down the shaft. Under ground Digger shown here. The dirt is extracted by a blower which, in reality, is more akin to a giant vacuum cleaner. Truck and Blower shown here. When the truck is full, it is taken to an agitator- a modified cement mixer where the extracted dirt is washed for the duration of the weeks mining activity. Up to 10 truckloads of dirt go into each batch of wash, which accumulates and wears down to a much smaller concentrate by the end of the week. Then, we manually sort through the concentrated tailing and pick out the gems, often none, but once every few years hard work is rewarded by discovering a pocket of truly beautiful gems. Opal in the rough shown here. Then it is off to the cutting and polishing room. We hope we can welcome you to our unique town one day! We can also meet you at the Tucson Gem show, Days Inn Gem Pavilion Absolute Opals Booth #3 and 4 every year late January early February as well.
We pride ourselves by doing our best to provide an excellent product and service to all our customers. We take extra care with our packing to help ensure the safe arrival of your items. ECheques take a minimum of 5 days to clear. The amount of time spent in transit within the postal system is outside of our control. Normally the stone appears larger in the photo than in reality This is because a 10mm stone will show in the item listing photo as a 100mm stone on an average size laptop screen.
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We shall ensure that any of your personal information collected is only used for the purposes of order processing and providing you with requested or obligatory information. If you are not satisfied with your item please return it in its original condition within 30 days of receiving it. The item "Opal Lightning Ridge Australian Solid Loose Stone, Cabochon 1.44ct" is in sale since Monday, June 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Loose Diamonds & Gemstones\Loose Gemstones\Opal\Other Opals". The seller is "absolutely-love-opals" and is located in Lightning Ridge.
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- Shape: Cabochon
- Country of Origin: Australia
- Treatment: no
- Authenticity: Miner Direct
- UPC: Does not apply