Coober Pedy is home to one of the most extreme climates on earth. To survive, people bury themselves beneath the ground. Also check out: Australian town goes off the grid ditching power companies - https://youtu.be/sFL93LrUG78 Coober Pedy: The mining town where people live under the earth - https://www.cnet.com/features/coober-pedy-the-mining-town-where-people-live-under-the-earth/ Living on the edge: Life off the grid in Australia's most extreme town (Gallery) - https://www.cnet.com/pictures/life-off-the-grid-in-coober-pedy-australia-extreme-town/?query=Coober+Pedy Subscribe to CNET: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV CNET playlists: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV/playlists Download the new CNET app: https://cnet.app.link/GWuXq8ExzG Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cnet Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/cnet Follow us on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2icCYYm
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Please click here to try The Great Courses Plus: http://ow.ly/OoWp302du3z Click here if you're interested in subscribing: http://bit.ly/Subscribe2SED Smarter Every Day on Patreon http://www.patreon.com/smartereveryday ⇊ Click below for more links! ⇊ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thank you to Science Alert for arranging my travel! http://www.sciencealert.com/ GET SMARTER SECTION The majority of the world's opal gemstones used for jewelry comes from Coober Pedy Australia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coober_Pedy Opals are unique: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opal Yanni's Store and Museum: http://www.umoonaopalmine.com.au/ Opal can be created by plants! http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0367253015001437 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tweet Ideas to me at: http://twitter.com/smartereveryday I'm "ilikerockets" on Snapchat. Snap Code: http://i.imgur.com/7DGfEpR.png Smarter Every Day on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SmarterEveryDay Smarter Every Day on Patreon http://www.patreon.com/smartereveryday Smarter Every Day On Instagram http://www.instagram.com/smartereveryday Smarter Every Day SubReddit http://www.reddit.com/r/smartereveryday Ambiance and musicy things by: Gordon McGladdery did the outro music the video. http://ashellinthepit.bandcamp.com/ The thought is it my efforts making videos will help educate the world as a whole, and one day generate enough revenue to pay for my kids college education. Until then if you appreciate what you've learned in this video and the effort that went in to it, please SHARE THE VIDEO! If you REALLY liked it, feel free to pitch a few dollars Smarter Every Day by becoming a Patron. http://www.patreon.com/smartereveryday Warm Regards, Destin
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Coober Pedy Town Pictorial 2011 By John Boom. A large series of photos covering the Opal Mining town of Coober Pedy in South Australia. You can see more about Coober Pedy on my Australian Pictorial site here: www.australianpictorials.com Please support the work I do and purchase any of my royalty free photos from here. Aussie Photo - www.aussiephoto.com Original songs by Johnny B.
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The Residents Of This Australian Town Live Underground For A Very Good Reason Coober Pedy is a small Australian town, known for its very bizarre living arrangements. Because this remote community is located in the outback, it endures seasonal dust storms, with temperatures that reach up to 118 degrees in the shade. To stay cool during the summer and warm in the winter, residents have built homes underground that protect them from the harsh elements. But why, you ask, do people live here? Opals. Cooper Pedy is the largest opal mining area in the world. While the name "Coober Pedy" comes from the local Aboriginal term kupa-piti, meaning "white man's hole," the town itself is made up of more than 45 different nationalities. And while this place doesn't seem like the most ideal setting to call home, opal mining is an incredibly lucrative business. Living underground for a few years in exchange for striking it rich? Count me in! -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Most Beautiful Canal Cities In The World 2017 HD" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THkJaPQZrCs -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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Ten years in the making, Ron’s most recently finished carving is “The African Chamber”; with an elephant, a silverback gorilla, pythons, an orang-utan with attitude and countless other varieties of animals. “The Last Supper” was a challenge, “The Egyptian Room” a bit of a giggle and now, goblins, dinosaurs, an Archangel and Nostradamus emerge eerily from the walls. http://www.blackopalsaustralia.com.au Produced by http://www.authenticholidayfilms.com
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The stunning salt mine has been turned into a breathtaking attraction that draws in around 600,000 visitors a year. At 137ft deep, the Rudolf Mine in Romania is home to miniature golf, bowling lanes and an 180-seat amphitheatre. Accessible via a labyrinth of elevators and stairs, visitors take in the stunning array of stalactites on the ceiling. If you thought Disney sets the benchmark in world class theme parks, think again, as one attraction in Romania puts a much darker spin on a family day out - because it's entirely underground. Situated in a salt mine which at its deepest part is 400ft below the Earth's surface, the Rudolf Mine has been transformed into a lively tourist hotspot that draws in around 600,000 visitors a year. At 137ft deep, 196ft wide and 262ft long, the Rudolf Mine in Romania is home to miniature golf, bowling lanes, an 180-seat amphitheatre and a boating lake. The popular attraction also has a children's playground and an impressive fairground with rides such as a carousel and big wheel. Accessible via a labyrinth of elevators and stairs, visitors can also take in the stunning array of stalactites dangling from the ceiling, which grow at rate of one inch every year. After that time they typically drop off when they reach of length of around nine feet. In medieval times, men excavated the mines to harvest medicinal salt, and it was later used a bomb shelter but today the mine is proving incredibly popular with the Romanian public and in-the-know tourists. Experts claim that the micro-climate in the mine offers health benefits especially for people with respiratory difficulties and has a constant temperature of around 12 degrees. The mine is made up of a series of rooms including an octagonal room, which houses a winch called the crivac. The crivac was driven by horses to pull salt from the Rudolf mine to the surface. It is the only one of its kind in Europe. A horizontal 3,008 ft ‘Franz Josef Gallery’ is also situated inside and was created to make transporting salt to the surface cheaper. The mine’s website claims: ‘Exposure to salt mine microclimate has beneficial effects on the airways of people with occupational risk factors, or environmental - emissions, gas, tobacco, etc - thereby reducing morbidity.’
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this is opal mining in coober Pedy When you are on the field there is no distraction other than the job at hand the pleasure of the hunt finding something buetiful or bizzare. The physical effort and reward of power for it. Not to mention the added exitement it may be your last day This video was taken and put together on my phone Please like, follow/subscribe & share most of all For more pics and vids please follow my instagram and facebook pages = Boom Take https://m.youtube.com/channel/UChdnv8MGIhRTi6Wwb4qjWMA
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#GLAadventure team reaches Cooper Pedy which is known for two things - Opal and Underground Homes. Here most of the houses are underground including the hotel. These homes are called "dugouts" and the houses are fashioned in such a way due to scorching temperature during day time. This underground town was established in 1915 following the discovery of opal there. It's interesting to know that ninety five per cent of the world's opal comes from this area. Watch more videos: http://www.carandbike.com/videos?yt Download the NDTV news app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.july.ndtv&referrer=utm_source%3Dyoutubecards%26utm_medium%3Dcpc%26utm_campaign%3Dyoutube
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I take a beautiful "problem" opal and somehow manage to get some decent finished opal cabochons out of it. If you just want to see the results, skip to the end! Sorry for the "fast forward" segments! PRICES The rough opal cost in the mid four-figure range in 2014. The finished products (large and small stones) were sold for about 30% more than the rough opal cost. The "scraps" are mine to use as I see fit. CUTTING vs. NOT CUTTING: truly appreciate all of the comments, both positive and negative. I apologize for possibly misleading you guys about the quality of the rough stone.. At the beginning of the video I have photos of all six sides of the rough stone. Five sides of it either have major flaws or lots of sand and potch. Unfortunately, the "good side" is shown TWICE, so it may appear that the high-grade material extended all the way through to the opposite side. That was not the case: From the start of the video, the first 18 seconds are all of the "good side." The true opposite side can be seen at the 41-45 second mark. A number of comments mention that I "wasted a lot of good opal." First of all, I would like to mention that until you have actually held a large, expensive opal, you cannot appreciate the difficulty that you may encounter in cutting it. As many experienced opal cutters know, the yield (percentage of usable opal obtained from rough) for all precious opal ranges from 10 to 50 percent (on average). Some rough may yield as much as 70 percent or more; but because it is easy to detect "high-yield" opal, the seller will price it higher! The stone is the video is severely flawed, by any measure. My yield for this stone was 24.8% (40 carats of 161 carats). The majority of high-grade opal that was truly "wasted" was the opal that was "lost" in making oval, rather than free-form cabochons. For those who know the "loose stone" opal market, oval stones cost roughly 20-25% more than free-form cabochons. I wasted about 7-10 carats of high-grade opal (25% of the total yield; 6% of the 161 ct rough). [The two customers who ordered the pendants actually REQUESTED oval cabochons, and they paid the "oval cabochon" price]. Most of the material that was truly "wasted" was either sandstone matrix, or severely flawed or very potchy opal. Small pockets of high-grade opal that I cut through had to be sacrificed in order to find the main area of high grade material. An additional 10-20 carats of low-grade opal cabochons COULD have been made from this rough, but in my work, I have no demand for low-grade opal. (I personally like the lower grades, but my customers apparently do not!) I try to plan the cutting of an opal as well as possible, but sometimes, the cutting does not go as expected. Even high-yield opal (which this stone was not) usually have unexpected and disappointing flaws. After all of the great opal that I have cut, it is still find it unnerving to start cutting an expensive piece of opal. I should note that although the rough specimen looked nice on one side, it is by no means a "museum specimen." I personally collect opal that is TOO GOOD TO CUT and I DO NOT cut it. This one was NOT in that category. If you would like to see an example of a "TO GOOD TO CUT" stone, please see my video: https://youtu.be/vtWaYw5a5Lc Thanks for all of your comments and support!
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After working 9 months in different mining sites around Western Australia, I decided to make this little video after realizing that unless you've been there, it's really hard to imagine what is it to live on a mine site village. It's usually way better that what people imagine... For more information, check my blog at http://nomadxperiment.wordpress.com and these post : - To live on a mining camp in Australia ;http://wp.me/p2nFW7-kE - How to get a job on a mine site in Australia ? : http://wp.me/p2nFW7-ns If you ever need an SEO/SMO expert to rank your website on the first page of Google, check out my new digital marketing project : http://primuseo.com
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Coober Pedy is a small desert town in Australia where the entire population lives in underground homes. With outside temperatures hovering over 100 degrees, residents made permanent homes in the cooler temperatures of old mine shafts. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com Great Big Story is a video network dedicated to the untold, overlooked & flat-out amazing. Humans are capable of incredible things & we're here to tell their stories. When a rocket lands in your backyard, you get in.
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Австралия, Coober Pedy - Radeka Downunder Underground Motel
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Made by Roger Whittaker Films - 1982. NFSA title no. 262876 This documentary delves into the social, cultural, and economic lives of the residents of the remote opal mining town of Coober Pedy, South Australia. Produced shortly after the Coober Pedy Act of 1981, the film captures social and economic changes underway, hastened by the introduction of satellite television in 1980. The historically maverick town must adapt to the formality of local government if it is to continue supporting its residents.
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Aula + Quiz em http://www.voceaprendeagora.com/video/three-places-to-visit-in-coober-pedy/367/ Aula do curso de ingles voce aprende agora em ingles mais sobre Coober Pedy, the opal capital of the world (capital do opala no mundo). Three places to visit in Coober Pedy (tres lugares para visitar em Coober Pedy). The opal mine and museum (a mina de opala e museu). A unique underground museum about the history of the town (um museu unico subterraneo sobre a historia da cidade). It includes a model underground home and a small opal mine (isso inclui um modelo de casa subterranea e uma pequena mina de opala). Some of the world's finest opals are on display here (algumas das opalas mais finas no mundo estao em amostra aqui). The Moon Plain (a planicie da lua). A large rocky area unlike anywhere else (uma grande area rochosa diferente de qualquer outro lugar). It looks like the moon (parece a lua). Or another planet (ou um outro planeta). It was the set for many movies including Mad Max beyond the Thunderdome (foi o cenario para muitos filmes incluindo Mad Max). The Adventures of Priscila (as aventuras de Priscila). Queen of the desert (rainha do deserto). The Red Planet (o planeta vermelho). It's about fifteen kilometers northeast of Coober Pedy (e mais ou menos 15 quilometros a nordeste de Coober Pedy). Coober Pedy Drive-in. An open-air movie theater (um cinema ao ar livre). You can see 4 movies a month here (voce pode ver 4 filmes por mes aqui). Every other weekend on Friday and Saturday nights (um fim de semana sim, um fim de semana nao nas noites de sexta e sabado). Every other (um sim, um nao). Go online and search photos of opals (va online e busque fotos de opalas). What's opal like? (como e opala?). See you next class!
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Welcome to Top10Archive! All around the world intricate underground dwellings, businesses, and recreational spaces exist for a myriad of reasons. Whether created in a time of crisis, to give residents a place to eat, sleep, shop, and live life without dealing with the elements, or for complex hidden passages to evade enemies, these ten underground cities are the most amazing subterranean spaces you will find. Support us by shopping on Amazon! http://tinyurl.com/njwyzzn Check out our website: http://www.top10archive.net GEEK FUEL: https://www.geekfuel.com/Top10 Follow Us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/top10archives Follow Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/top10archives 10. Seattle Underground, Washington 9. Setenil de las Bodegas, Spain 8. Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland 7. Underground City, Helsinki 6. Coober Pedy, Australia 5. Kariz-e-Kish, Kish Island, Iran 4. Burlington Nuclear Bunker 3. Derinkuyu, Turkey 2. Dixia Cheng, Beijing 1. Montreal’s Underground City, Canada (RESO) References: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85042460/1889-06-08/ed-1/seq-5/ http://www.messynessychic.com/2013/05/16/the-town-that-is-literally-living-under-a-rock/ http://www.andalucia.com/province/cadiz/setenil/home.htm http://www.wieliczka-saltmine.com/visiting/the-mysteries-of-the-wieliczka-mine http://www.wieliczka-saltmine.com/visiting/tourist-route http://www.wieliczka-saltmine.com/visiting/pilgrims-route http://gizmodo.com/5769445/helsinkis-underground-shadow-city http://grist.org/urbanism/2011-02-23-check-out-helsinkis-underground-shadow-city/ http://www.outback-australia-travel-secrets.com/coober-pedy-underground-homes.html http://metro.co.uk/2015/05/28/theres-a-whole-town-in-australia-that-lives-underground-5219091/ http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/kariz-e-kish http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/wiltshire-secret-underground-city http://www.ancient-wisdom.com/turkeyderinkuyu.htm http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/dixia-cheng-beijing-s-underground-city http://montrealvisitorsguide.com/reso-underground-city-la-ville-souterraine/ http://www.tourisme-montreal.org/blog/get-down-and-shop-in-the-underground-city/ http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/06/7c/18/15/reso.jpg http://9227-presscdn-0-11.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/IMG_5934.jpg http://montrealvisitorsguide.com/wp-content/uploads/montreal-underground-city-main.jpg http://montrealvisitorsguide.com/wp-content/uploads/reso-montreal-map1.jpg http://untappedcities.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/montrealpic_undergroundcity-ec-montreal.jpg http://montrealvisitorsguide.com/wp-content/uploads/reso-montreal-map-preview1.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b6/Montreal_11_db.jpg http://localmontrealtours.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Underground-City-Montreal-Montreal_Souterrain_Square_Victoria.jpg http://gomontrealtourism.com/wp-content/uploads/montreal-reso-underground-city.jpg https://pixabay.com/get/e831b20c2bf7013ecd1f4605e3494597e26ae3d11eb0144295f0c27a/film-roll-1433330.jpg?attachment https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/4a/26/62/4a26624f9fda323ff4fcf4bb8e595f9b.jpg http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/19600000/Glee-Roller-Rink-glee-19622435-500-333.jpg https://pixabay.com/get/e836b30a2bfd093ecd1f4605e3494597e26ae3d11eb014439cf6c47c/apocalypse-1325398.jpg?attachment https://pixabay.com/get/ea3db00d29f21c3e95594500e34f4797fe76e6d218b4134893f3c8/roller-skates-381216.jpg?attachment https://pixabay.com/get/e835b90a28f3033ecd1f4605e3494597e26ae3d11eb014439cf5c87d/popcorn-1085072.jpg?attachment https://pixabay.com/get/ef3cb10a2efd1c3e95594500e34f4797fe76e6d218b4134890f4c6/restaurant-690569.jpg?attachment https://pixabay.com/get/e836b40d2ef5023ecd1f4605e3494597e26ae3d11eb014439cf5c378/cellular-1352613.jpg?attachment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgfhLazjoKA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hCcZuHCPHI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nN19IC9bCdQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKqXu-5jw60 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PsAuiPMDKs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY4jCjufLG8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuotR1L_EnI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3IVKjOEdWo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p-umwWnQIg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMFj_cMHmxw Music: Chicago by Joe Bagale: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJoDzBl89wg Voice Over Talent: www.JimDenisonVoice.com www.Facebook.com/denisonvoice Twitter: @JimDenisonVoice Audio Books: http://tinyurl.com/nlrjbyb
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Enjoy, comment, subscribe! My Blogs: http://www.johnsbluemountainsblog.blogspot.com.au and http://www.johnsnewenglandminerals.blogspot.com.au/ Torrington (in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia) is a high mineralised area. The principal minerals extracted were cassiterite (tin), and wolframite (tungsten) and there are literally hundreds of old mines and prospects in and around the Mole Tableland, where Torrington is located. These photos have been copied from old NSW Mines Department reports, dating from around 1900-1920.
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Aerial Australia, views of an Opal Mining operation and the Coober Pedy area during departure for Leigh Creek. Filmed by myself just after departure from the 13th stop on our Top End Tour of Australia 2008 by light aircaft.
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Subscribe for more Top 10 videos: http://bit.ly/Top10z - More Top 10 Trends Videos - Trending Now! ► https://goo.gl/6iOjv4 YouTuber Top 10s ► http://goo.gl/K1CSy3 Gaming Top 10s ► https://goo.gl/x5wC6g 10 Things You Won't Believe Exist! ► https://goo.gl/9W00nj Welcome fellow amateur geologists and Minecraft enthusiasts, today, we’ll be taking a look at ten of the rarest gems and jewels found on planet earth! Note: just because it’s found on earth, doesn’t mean it’s from it! 10. Tanzanite 9. Grandiderite 8. Black Opal 7. Taaffeite 6. Alexandrite 5. Musgravite 4. Painite 3. Serendibite 2. Red Diamonds, Pink Star Diamond 1. Jadeite Poudretteite This mineral was first found during the mid-1960’s in the Poudrette quarry of Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec. However, it wasn’t until 1987 that the poudretteite was fully recognized as a new mineral. Even then, this mineral wasn't described in depth until 2003. As stated by several different sources, it’s believed that only a relative few will ever come into contact with this mineral and let alone ever even hear it mentioned. Grandidierite This is considered to be an extremely rare mineral and gem that was first seen in 1902 on the Island of Madagascar. It was named in honor after the French explorer Alfred Grandidier who once studied the island’s natural history. Grandidierite comes in a bluish-green color and is located almost entirely in Madagascar, although, there was a clean faceted sample that was found in Sri Lanka. Grandidierite is also pleochroic, which means it's able to absorb different wavelengths of light differently and that results in different colors, such is the same ability with the gems tanzanite and alexandrite. Painite This gemstone was first discovered back in the 1950’s in Myanmar by a British mineralogist named Arthur C. D. Pain. For the next several decades only two fragments of the hexagonal mineral were known to exist on earth. By the time the year 2005 rolled around, there were still less than 25 discovered pieces of painite and The Guinness Book of World Records had declared it the world's rarest gemstone mineral. However, that was 11 years ago and since then the origin of the original stones has been found, along with two other major locations that have led to the discovery of thousands of small samples of painite fragments. Even so, they’re still considered one of the world’s rarest minerals. Ammolite This rare gemstone can be found mainly in the eastern region of the Rocky Mountains of North America. Ammolite is an opal-like gemstone that is solely made up of the fossilized shells of extinct animals known as ammonites. This makes ammolite one of the few biogenic gemstones that exist, along with pearls and amber. Ammolites weren’t officially recognized as gemstones until 1981 when they were given official status by the World Jewellery Confederation. That’s also the same year that commercial mining for ammolite began. Tanzanite It’s been said that tanzanite is 1,000 times rarer than a diamond, which might as well be the case considering the fact that it can be found almost entirely near the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. This is where the perfect conditions lie in order to form the mineral. Like grandidierite, tanzanite is able to produce striking shifts in color based on the crystal’s orientation and the certain lighting conditions. Caltech's geology division states this is because the color variations are caused by the existence of vanadium ions. Red Diamonds Did you know that diamonds come in a variety of colors? In fact, diamonds can range from being yellow, brown, colorless, blue, green, black, pink, orange, and red. That’s also the same order of how rare each diamond is classified as with yellow being the least and red being the most. Not only that but diamonds are also the hardest natural substances that form here on earth. Just like the colorless diamond, the red diamond is made purely out of carbon, however, what gives the diamond its red color is actually a deformation of their atomic structure that’s known as a “plastic deformation”. The Moussaieff Red is the largest red diamond in the world among the little known other red diamonds that have been discovered. Top 10 Trends is a Top 10 channel that produces informative, fascinating, and engaging educational entertainment videos. Watch our viral, trending, creepy, shocking, funny, controversial, hilarious, and mysterious list videos. Your #1 facts source for Top 5 / Top 10 content! Follow us on Twitter! https://twitter.com/Top10Trendz Voiceover by: https://www.youtube.com/SonOfAMitchShow
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The remote town of Coober Pedy, Australia, is home to about 2,000 people, many of whom gravitated there to mine opal. The extreme climate of the Outback meant residents had to find creative ways to live and work – and they did. In this week’s Sunday Closer, NBC’s Sara James explores their underground dugouts, which make up a community that’s unlike any other. » Subscribe to TODAY: http://on.today.com/SubscribeToTODAY » Watch the latest from TODAY: http://bit.ly/LatestTODAY About: TODAY brings you the latest headlines and expert tips on money, health and parenting. We wake up every morning to give you and your family all you need to start your day. If it matters to you, it matters to us. We are in the people business. Subscribe to our channel for exclusive TODAY archival footage & our original web series. Connect with TODAY Online! Visit TODAY's Website: http://on.today.com/ReadTODAY Find TODAY on Facebook: http://on.today.com/LikeTODAY Follow TODAY on Twitter: http://on.today.com/FollowTODAY Follow TODAY on Google+: http://on.today.com/PlusTODAY Follow TODAY on Instagram: http://on.today.com/InstaTODAY Follow TODAY on Pinterest: http://on.today.com/PinTODAY This Opal-Mining Community Gives ‘Down Under’ A Whole New Meaning | Sunday TODAY
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Situated right in town in Coober Pedy, this roomy park was a welcome stop! : Please subscribe for more great outback videos : © OZOUTBACK All rights reserved 2016. Any reproduction or republication of all or part of this video/audio is prohibited.
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A 2hp hydraulic Rickshore loader for underground. For opal mining, gold mining or gem stone mining. Cheep to run only 2 Hp drives it, turns on a dime. Interested in one contact me at [email protected] We manufacture underground mining equipment . Diggers, boggers,super hoists,blowers for opal mining and gem stone recovery also gold mining trommels made to order.
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Delivering raw opals from Coober Pedy to Port Augusta. Cargo weight 61t, route length 513 miles. Driving with Logitech MOMO steering wheel. Sorry for a long video, but I wandered a little bit again when I was driving this route :-)
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From the famed and mysterious Emerald Tablets to the one of the most rare diamonds on the whole planet, here are some of the most fascinating and incredible Emerald, Gem and Diamond Discoveries Ever Made. 7. Pylos Combat Agate In 2015, researchers in southwest Greece discovered an elaborate tomb. The 3,000 500 year old gravesite held the skeleton of a man who has since been dubbed the “Griffin Warrior” due to being buried with a plaque bearing an emblem of the mythological half lion- half eagle namesake creature. Alongside the warrior were dozens of rings and other jewelry pieces, plus a stunning bronze sword. While cleaning the recovered odds and ends, researchers discovered that a typically unexciting chunk of agate held something absolutely incredible: an intricately carved image. The piece is no more than one and a half inches in length yet somehow holds the portrait of a victorious warrior plunging his sword into a foe as another one lays by his feet. The full image can only be seen under a powerful photo-micropsy camera lense, causing researchers to question how the artist even made the tiny piece in the first place. Individual muscles can be seen in each of the figures, as can individual locks of hair! The piece is an example of the mind-bogglingly absolutely amazing craftsmanship that went into pieces of art and jewelry in ancient Greece. Images: 1 2 6. Helenite On May 18, 1980, an unthinkable natural disaster shook Washington state, destroying countless homes and businesses. Mount St. Helens erupted furiously, unleashing its volcanic fury on the usually peaceful surrounding towns. Ash and smoke was hurled over eighty thousand feet in the air from the peak of the ten thousand foot tall landmark from repeated blasts that have been compared in force to that produced by over one hundred nuclear bomb detonations. 1 hundred degree fahrenheit lava poured across the land, scorching the surrounding cities. Months later, during the clean up process, a sort of beauty within the beast was discovered: a clear, green gem known as Helenite in reference to its eruptive origin. As cleaners heated the volcanic rock that formed as the lava cooled, they were dazzled by the uncovered stones. Scientists tested the gems and believe that the mineral composites in the rocks around the volcano were a perfect formation that created Helenite on a fluke. Dubbed “America’s Emerald”, Helenite is surprisingly cheap, with a six carat piece costing around $150 while a comparable piece containing true emerald would set you back around $15,000. 5. Cullinan Diamond The average center stone diamond in an engagement ring weighs in at one to two carats with the total weight of the stones in the ring being under six carats. This alone can be quite a pricey set up, so one can only imagine the shock that came when miners discovered the Cullinan Diamond, a gem that clocks in at a whopping 3,106.75 carats. Known as the world’s largest gem-quality rough-bahstone ever found, the Cullinan Diamond was discovered on January 26, 1905 by miners of the in Cullinan, South Africa, a small town named for the occupying mining company’s chairman. Despite considerable interest, the diamond sat unsold until 1907 when the Transvaal Colony purchased it and presented it to King Edward VI for his 66th birthday. King Edward had the stone cut into over one hundred and five different pieces, the two largest of which are known as Cullinan I and Cullinan II. The first, also referred to as the the Great Star of Africa, is 530.4 carats and is known as the largest clear cut diamond in history. It rests at the head of the Sovereign’s Sceptre with Cross. Cullinan II, also known as the Second Star of Africa, weighs 317.4 carats and is mounted on the Imperial State Crown. Both gems are part of the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom. All of the other fragments have gone to private collectors save for seven major diamond cuts, several brilliants, and a selection of unpolished fragments which reside with Queen Elizabeth II, who inherited them from Queen Mary. 4. The Pink Star 3. The Cursed Bahia Emerald 2. Blue Moon of Josephine Diamond 1. The Emerald Tablets
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We visit the Australian Opal Centre in Lightning Ridge and explore examples of Australian opal, from many different locations. DON’T MISS PART 2: OPAL OF THE WORLD -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH4SjkVx3QE 😄 Special thanks to Jenni Brammall at the Australian Opal Centre. This is by no means an exhaustive look at Australian opal. There are many other opal fields and opal bearing areas, and heaps more examples of opal formations, types, colours and weird quirks of geology. If there's a particular area or type of opal you'd like to see more about, please leave a comment! These examples were chosen from a selection of specimens; they don't necessarily represent the "best of the best" of each opal category. They're all beautiful, though! More info on the locations mentioned: Lightning Ridge on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightning_Ridge,_New_South_Wales Lightning Ridge visitor information: https://lightningridgeinfo.com.au White Cliffs on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Cliffs,_New_South_Wales White Cliffs visitor information: http://www.whitecliffsnsw.com.au Tintenbar on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tintenbar,_New_South_Wales Tintenbar visitor information: https://www.discoverballina.com.au/visit/our-region/towns-villages/tintenbar Winton on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winton,_Queensland Winton visitor information: http://www.experiencewinton.com.au/visitor-information-centre Yowah on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yowah Yowah visitor information: https://www.yowahtouristcentre.com Coober Pedy on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coober_Pedy Coober Pedy visitor information: https://www.cooberpedy.sa.gov.au/tourism Mintabie on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mintabie,_South_Australia Andamooka on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andamooka,_South_Australia Andamooka visitor information: http://www.andamooka.sa.au "Unwritten Return" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ All other music © Russell Gawthorpe. Follow the Australian Opal Centre on Facebook: http://facebook.com/australianopalcentre Follow IDU Curiosity on... Facebook: http://facebook.com/idunderstand Twitter: http://twitter.com/idunderstand Instagram: http://instagram.com/idu_idontunderstand The web: http://iducuriosity.com/ Thank YOU for watching!
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The mining team begins their search for stunning Chivor emeralds, but the available tools leave them wanting. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Hunting for Emeralds | Mine Hunters https://youtu.be/AfwkBdOGW08 National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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Caterpillar started a mental health first aid program in 2011, which has grown from a team of 16 in the first year to about 30 people in 2013. Mental health first aiders comprise a mix of workers across the company – from forklift operators to facility managers. Each has undergone a two-day mental health training session to help them identify signs of poor mental health or stress, approach colleagues who may be struggling, provide advice on available support and follow up as needed. Thank you to Fay Jackson who facilitated the Mental Health First Aid training at Caterpillar Mining.
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Story Source : boredomtherapy.com/coober-pedy-australia/ Few earthly environments are as formidable and unlivable as our deserts. Scorchingly hot during the day, often frigid at night, it’s the sort of habitat that takes a strong body and a resourceful mind to endure. Still, outside of snakes and scorpions, what sort of thing would choose to live somewhere like that? As it so happens, there are some folks brave enough to do so, but you’d have to head to Australia’s Outback to find them. Not only that—you’d have to look underground! Miles away from any reasonable place to live in southern Australia lies its infamous Outback. The region is known for its treacherous terrain, suffocating heat, and dangerous animals. Not only that, but deep inside its red plains is the town of Coober Pedy. No, literally: the town is inside of them. OUR Website : http://www.dduknow.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/know.of Twitter : https://twitter.com/Did_You_Know_of Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/dduknow -----Audio by Scott Leffler: scottleffler.com For copyright matters please contact us at: [email protected] #did_you_know #trending_stories #viral_stories #inspiring #trending #buzz
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There is a small village in Coober Pedy South Australia. Here, 60 percent of the people live in underground homes. There are several quarries of opal here. There is more than 70 opal fields in the same place, and it is the largest area in the world for the mining of opal. This place was liked by the laborers, so they started some rooms in this and stayed here. Bar, Casino, the church is all here ... These houses are equipped with all amenities under the ground. There are around 1500 such houses, more than 3500 people live there. These homes are called Doug Outs. There is no need of AC in summer or heaters in winter. Temperatures are always comfortable because of being inside the ground. People here have no trouble with great fun here. Along with the Underground houses, there is plenty of store, bar, casino, museum and church. Here many Hollywood films have been shot. After the shooting of Pitch Black, the film's spaceships were left here. This place has now become a hot tourism destination. People coming to Australia come to see this village
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Welcome to White Cliffs, the tiny Australian desert town where people live underground to escape the blistering summer sun. The town is a 'mixed bag' according to the locals - there's everyone from war veterans escaping the horrors of Vietnam and Afghanistan to retired policemen and of course, opal miners who dream of getting rich. Just 100 people live in the tiny town, which is 1000 kilometres north-west of Sydney and 300km from the nearest supermarket. In summer, the temperature soars to almost 50 degrees, and from above the land appears flat, hostile and unlivable. Some estimate there are about 50,000 disused holes created by hopeful Opal miners, searching for a rock to seal their fortune - this hope left the land looking similar to the surface of the moon from above. Residents are forced to dig into the earth where it is cooler in order to live more comfortably - and if the local store is out of something, it's a 300 kilometre drive to the nearest town. But most in the small community say they wouldn't want to live anywhere else. Paul Wardrop was badly wounded fighting in Afghanistan - when he came back to Australia the man from Albury found an unlikely new home in the desert. 'I live in a caravan with my dog - when it gets too hot in the summer time we move away for a few months,' he told Daily Mail Australia. The dog is an assistance dog and greatly helps with the veteran's mental health. 'I was driving through Australia when I came across White Cliffs - the guy at the caravan park told me about the Vietnam veterans who live here and I decided to come back and stay.' 'Living here has its challenges but it is also a great community - and there is plenty of peace and quiet which I need,' he said. Other well-known residents include 'Lakey' who is a fan of VB and escaping the direct sun by sitting in his car or relaxing in his old hut which is on the edge of town. Lakey, who has a long flowing beard and hair which sticks up from his head, sells the occassional picture to make money - but also works his own plot on the opal fields. The man has only been in White Cliffs for four years, and lives in the scorching desert with his dog. For those who choose not to make their living in the remote town, the commute to work is lengthy. Greg Cleary works as a nurse in Wilcannia - another country town located about 100km away from his dugout in White Cliffs. While many people have very humble homes - some of the larger underground abodes are anything but. Maxine Harris has lived in the desert town 'on and off' for thirty years. The well dressed grandmother often leaves town to visit her family in Melbourne - but loves her dugout. The large home is surrounded by leafy trees which keep the top level as cool as possible in the scorching summer months. Most of the house is under ground, including a magnificent aviary which houses a collection of African birds. Many of the homes in the town belong to regular holiday makers who hope they will one day find precious stones amongst the rubble on the opal fields. The first opal in White Cliffs was found about 1884, and by 1890 there was a small settlement of opal miners keen to make a fortune, Traveller reported. During this time, building materials were difficult to come by and prohibitively expensive, so optimistic miners began to use their old shafts as the structure of their home. Because the land was made of sandstone and not loose earth, the homes were well insulated and solidly built. Some families come to White Cliffs and pitch tents for weeks on end, creating memories in the desert. The outback is a harsh place to live - but the locals have made the effort to show humour as much as possible. A prime example of this is 'Struggle Street' - a laneway with no homes pointing outside the town and away from the opal fields. There is a corner shop, a pub and two motels in the small town - as well as a jeweler and shop to buy opals and souvenirs.
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Leave the cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth behind and discover the Outback. Coober Pedy was a truly unique place. Never before had I seen 'dugouts' for homes. These homes have all the mod cons - except they are underground so the people can cope with the exteme temperatures. White Cliffs is similar to Coober Pedy. The Northern Territory is home to the Devils Marbles (rock formations that have shaped over time to resemble marbles. The Pinnacles in Western Australia are rock formations formed by the elements. Kakadu is massive and several days are needed to enjoy all the famous sites such as Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls Travelling overnight on the Greyhound Bus in an experience itself. The dark sky is covered with millions of clouds and the occasional Kangaroo attracted by the Highway Lights like to jump out in front of the bus - fortunately the bus breaks in time. There is so much more to the Ouback than just Uluru so set out an explore - you'll love it!!
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Coal & Allied identified that some miners at their Hunter Valley operations exceeded maximum weight ratings of mobile equipment seats, potentially exposing them to greater risk of acute and chronic back injuries. Coal & Allied in conjunction with Coal Services Health implemented a strategy to address this issue in a considerate and sensitive manner. A site based weight management programme achieved success in working with miners and their families to lose weight, improve lifestyle habits and reduce the risk of injury while at work.
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