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Revealing An Opal For The First Time Is Absolutely Magical

This female opal miner from Australia has one of the best jobs on the planet. She gets to be one of the first people to expose a a raw boulder opal before anyone else on the planet is able to gaze upon it.

Here’s what she had to say about her experience on YouTube:

“I am a female boulder opal miner in outback Queensland. In this video, I share one of the most amazing moments that I get to experience with my team; exposing an opal and being the first person on the planet to gaze upon its natural beauty.”

“To find, extract and split a raw boulder opal is simply like no other experience. At our ethically sustainable mining site, we split boulder opal along the opal vein running though ironstone rock every day, if we’re lucky. This boulder opal that we split open has gem grade black opal inside.”

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