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Australian opal miner
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Chasing the Rainbow: Australian Opal Fields Expedition

Australia is the most famous source of opals in the world. The black opals from Lightning Ridge are the most valuable opals ever produced. Journey with us on this expedition to the Australian outback to see how these rugged individuals mine opals and why they chase the rainbow of colour.

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Underground opal mining in Koroit
Splendour in the Outback: A Visit to Australia’s Opal Fields

Documents a trip to the renowned opal fields of Lightning Ridge, Koroit, Yowah and Quilpie.

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Pyrope Garnet and Montana Sapphires Highlight Winter 2015 G&G

G&G Brief presents an overview of the content of the Winter 2015 issue of Gems & Gemology.

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Summer 2016 G&G: Diamonds from Diavik, Responsible Sourcing and Fabergé Cossack Figures

A summary of the content found in the Summer 2016 issue of Gems & Gemology.

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Handful of opal
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Lightning Ridge: The World Capital of Fine Black Opal

Lightning Ridge is the world capital of fine black opals, the most desired of all opals. In June 2015 a group of GIA field gemmologists visited this legendary town in New South Wales, Australia. Come with us to explore this important source of fine opals.

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Queensland Opal Fields: Home of the Unique Australian Boulder Opal

Boulder opal is becoming more and more popular. Australia’s central Queensland is home to more than a dozen of sources of this stone. Come with GIA field gemmologists to find out more about this unique gem.

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Abstracts; Summer 2009

This article, from the Summer 2009 issue of Gems & Gemmology, is a compilation of abstracts of important gemmology-related articles published outside of Gems & Gemmology.

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Spinel’s visible spectrum
New Deposit of Black Opal from Ethiopia

The Stayish mine in Ethiopia’s Wollo province has been producing black opal since 2013.

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Abstract Header from the 2009 issue of Gems & Gemology
Abstracts; Winter 2009

This article, from the Winter 2009 issue of Gems & Gemmology, is a compilation of abstracts of important gemmology-related articles published outside of Gems & Gemmology.

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Abstracts; Winter 1991

This article, from the Winter 1991 issue of Gems & Gemmology, is a compilation of abstracts of important gemmology-related articles published outside of Gems & Gemmology.

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