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Precious Gems - Opal Mining at Lightning Ridge

A look at the work of miners at Lightning Ridge and the opals that they mine.
Series : Australian Colour Diary | Episode : 14 | Year : 1960 | Total Duration : 3 Minutes |
Director : Jack S Allan |
CU's opals and jewellery. GV Lighting Ridge mines, man setting up ventilator at mine head. Man using pick axe on mine wall, man and dog at mine head. Policeman inspects mining permits. Two men lifting earth from mine with bucket and winch. Machinery sifting rocks for gems. Three men looking at handful of stones. Family looking at opals in hand. CU cut stone. Women in evening dress modelling opal pendant. (NB No men wear helmets).
Access No. 43505 | 3 mins 4 secs | 1960s | Lightning Ridge, NSW , Australia | © NFSA | Colour |