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Tom's Working Opal Mine

Tom's Working Opal Mine

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"Coober Pedy, a lonely town 600 kilometers away in the hinterland of South Australia. It is best known as the "Opal Capital of the World". There is only one gem that can flash the seven brilliance of the sun at the same time, and that is the opal. 80% of the world's opals are produced in Australia, and the small town of Coober Pedy is the most important mineral center. It is said that when someone passed by here, it was raining heavily, and the mountains were full of colorful lights, like miracles. So I discovered the Opal vein that shocked the world. Over the past few decades, countless gold diggers have come here to hunt for treasure, some have become rich overnight, and some have gone bankrupt. (Many local people live in such mines to avoid the sweltering heat, warm in winter and cool in summer) There are several old mines and museums in the town to visit. The tour guide will explain the mining process and history in detail, and you can also experience absenteeism. life. The origin of these gems, each one is full of hardships. If you apply for a piece of land with a length of 100 meters, you can excavate gems. But the mineral veins are not so easy to find. Maybe you have digged up and there is no blood flow. The next door is a big mineral vein. There are also mineral veins that are hard to find and are destroyed by accidentally digging them. Mining machines are old-fashioned, and once broken, it takes at least three weeks for the parts to arrive. The labor cost is also high. In order to save costs, some mine owners have specially developed mining experience projects for backpackers. Tourists have to pay him when they dig for them! Of course, he also promised to dig all yours."
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