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[BenchTube] Mining Boulder Opal in Koroit, Australia


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Mining Boulder Opal in Koroit, Queensland, Australia
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Mining Boulder Opal in Koroit, Queensland, Australia. Here is a quick
(& amateurishly done) look at mining boulder opal in the outback of
southwest Queensland, Australia. This shows my mine that is an area
called Koroit. In Koroit there is neither electricity nor running
water. I need to run generators to supply electricity for the
machinery. The tunnels shown are about 40 feet underground. This
gives you a little taste of how much work goes into getting these
pretty opals out of the ground. Please keep in mind that I have a
relatively productive mine. There are many miners who dig for weeks
or months without finding any opal. Shaun (the cook) is an Australian
who worked for me for a few season, but has quit. I am the cameraman,
director, editor, etc. You can see more photos on my website:
koroit.com. Thanks for watching

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