Fossicking Australia - Gold & Gems

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World's most expensive opal glows in the dark

<i>Photo: Richard Lyons courtesy South Australian Museum</i><p><i>Say hello to the 'Virgin Rainbow,' the finest opal ever unearthed</i><p>Meet the "Virgin Rainbow" – …

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The Welcome Stranger<p>The Welcome Stranger<br>Courtesy of Museum Victoria<p>This nugget is the largest known to date in Victoria and was found on the 5th of …

Queensland gem mine capitalising on renewed interest in Australian stones

A boom in demand for Australian gems is being driven by international buyers and one family in Rubyvale, Queensland is taking advantage.

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Gemstone locations in Australia.

<b>AUSTRALIAN GEMSTONE<br>LOCATIONS</b><p><b>Malachite<br>Polished and set into a hand<br>made silver setting.</b><p><b>Free Form Silver</b><p><b>There are no limits when<br>designing</b> …

Above All Else: Searching for Sapphires in the Tasmanian Wilderness

In partnership with Asahi Super Dry, we follow a sapphire miner who finds his gems not underground, but in the depths of Tassie’s rivers and forests.

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Richland Resources adds polish to sapphire operation to boost margins

Richland Resources PLC (LON:RLD) has decided to upgrade its sapphire processing operation after a sales and marketing review indicated this would …

All that glitters: the fossils of Lightning Ridge

I’D NEVER BEEN on an outback dig before, so travelling to the mining town of Lightning Ridge to spend a week working with Australian Opal Centre …

Alluvial Gold Prospecting - How to get the most Gold from a Dry Creek Bed Part 2

Documentary Aussie Gold Hunters finds nuggets under the desert and on screen

VERNON Strange can't think of anything that would cause him to pull the pin on his small-scale gold-prospecting operation in the remote West …

Where does all Earth's gold come from?

This photo was adopted from A video on youtube by DNews Plus<p><b>Precious metals the result of meteorite bombardment, rock analysis finds</b><p><b>The idea that</b> …

I could barely believe my eyes : Aussie prospector uncovers massive 4kg gold nugget

Yahoo7 News<p>The Victorian prospector who found a massive four-kilogram gold nugget, worth an estimated $300,000, says he couldn’t believe his eyes …

Draft NPWS Fossicking in Parks Policy

Fossicking is a recreational activity that can involve natural and cultural heritage appreciation. However, it generally involves disturbing soil, …

Massive violet diamond discovered in Western Australia

The Rio Tinto Argyle mine in Western Australia is responsible for turning up most of the world's rare pink diamonds — and now it's revealed something …

Blues and Violets

The Argyle Diamond Mine sporadically yields seldom-seen blue and violet diamonds. Violets are particularly enchanting and can make the beholder feel …

Where Does All Earth's Gold Come From?

Ultra high precision analyses of some of the oldest rock samples on Earth by researchers at the University of Bristol provides clear evidence that …

Where does gold come from?

The story of gold involves exploding stars, asteroids, bacteria, earthquakes and lots of geology. Dr Karl digs back in time to when it all …

Enhydros, Fluid Inclusions, Phases, & More Enhydro Facts

<b>Enhydros, Fluid Inclusions, The Phases, & More Enhydro Data</b><p>By Jan Styer-Gold<p><b>What is an Enhydro ~ Fluid Inclusion?</b><p><b>Illustration, Photos, & Viewing Tips</b> …

GoldPro - prospecting as a way of life?

A Brand New Month and a Brand New Eruption at Mount Warning

This morning started in a very interesting way. I wasn’t sure but there was some shaking of my house. I just thought it was a garbage truck going by …

How is Opal Valued?

<b>FAQ</b> : How is opal valued? What makes a good opal? What are the different patterns in opal? What faults can opal have that detract from its value? …

The new Australian gold rush

When Joe Foster cleared customs at Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport in February, it was the first time in 15 years that an Australian immigration …

Researchers Discover Bacteria That Produces Pure Gold

<b>Bacteria eats poison, poops out gold</b><p>The gold you see in the photo above was not found in a river or a mine. It was produced by a bacteria that, …

Methods of Gold Mining

The Super Pit gold mine in Australia<p>Gold mining is the process of mining of gold or gold ores from the ground. There are several techniques and …

The largest uncut black opal in the world

The <b>Halley's Comet Opal</b> is the largest uncut black opal in the world, according to <b>the Guinness Book of World Records.</b><p>It is so named because it was …

Geologists discover how Australia's highest mountain was created

Geologists from the University of Sydney and the California Institute of Technology have solved the mystery of how Australia’s highest mountain – …

Australian Opal "Royal One" on Sale For $3 Million | Artinfo

Lady Lavendar III by Katherine Jetter<p>Australian-born Santa Fe-based jewellery designer <b>Katherine Jetter</b> has been entrusted with finding a buyer for …

The finest opal ever unearthed will be publicly displayed for the first time in Australia

<b>SYDNEY</b><b>.-</b> An Australian museum said Monday it would exhibit what it believes is the best opal stone ever found -- a 6.0-centimetre (2.4 inch) …

The largest pink diamond ever found in Australia

A 12.76 carat pink diamond, the largest of the rare and precious stones ever found in Australia, has been named the Argyle Pink Jubilee Photo: AFP<p>The …

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