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Coober Pedy~The Opal Capital Of The World #1

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Coober Pedy is known as the opal capital of the world, about 70% of all opal in the world is found in Coober Pedy and 97% is found in Australia.
Opal is a precious gem which developed more than 50 million years back.
The amazing thing in Coober Pedy is that anyone is allowed to mine for opal. You just need to get a mining license and then you can get a claim of either 50mx50m or 100mx50m where you are allowed to mine opal for 3 months. This brought many people to Coober Pedy looking for opal and hoping to find fortune in the opal mines.

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pilley

They mine opal about 150 miles north of where I live at Spencer, Idaho; anyone can go for a small fee and hunt at mines, they are famous for the rainbow opal.

chookies

Hey you two - I hope I haven't put any ideas into your head....!!!!!

pumpkinhead

Body disposal? Hmmmmm......
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pkin38

I agree that would be a good place to put a body....

chookies

This very week, morris, they have been digging up several old mines hoping that they'll find a body of a missing person. If you want to dispose of a body, this is the place to do it!!!! There are several thousands of old and unused mines scattered around this area and when no opal is found, another mine is dug, without covering up the last. There are signs up everywhere telling people not to walk backwards - or walk in this area at night. Plop, down you go, never to be seen again!!

morris186

That does look hot. Very interesting though.

shirley68

Thank you chookies for the information, I'll leave it to others, bit too hot out there.

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