Opal Mining

This is my favorite photo of my brother Kent. He looks so happy because they had just struck opal!

Kent and Bob had been mining in Coober Pedy for months and months in the extreme heat and swallowing fly’s, finally that day was pay day. Kent’s laughing at the opal Bob put in his mouth.

If you look closely you can see they have half dug out the two bands of opal protruding from the wall.

Every time I look at this photo is makes me smile.

Nicole xx

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