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The town where people live underground: Welcome to Coober Pedy
 
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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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Living underground in the Australian Outback
 
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There's a treasure hunt going on in Coober Pedy, Australia, where opal was discovered a hundred years ago. As much as 80 percent of the world's opal supply comes from Coober Pedy's mines. But with summertime temperatures soaring to 120 degrees, the town features hundreds of "dug out" homes, burrowed into the rock and naturally cooled. Seth Doane explores the underground town, complete with bar, beauty salon, bookstore and hotel.
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How to MINE OPAL gems in the OUTBACK - Smarter Every Day 164
 
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Explore Coober Pedy: An Australian town that lives underground
 
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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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Underground Australian Town - Coober Pedy HD 2014
 
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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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This Opal-Mining Community Gives ‘Down Under’ A Whole New Meaning | Sunday TODAY
 
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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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Coober Pedy - opal mining, Australia
 
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South Australia - 1989 - (on Sony 1CCD)
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Coober Pedy Pictorial
 
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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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Step Inside Australia's Underground Homes
 
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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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Underground Home Coober Pedy
 
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A demonstration home for tourists, but similar to many actual homes in Coober Pedy. Made out of former opal mining tunnels, enlarged to make rooms. Cool in Summer, warm in Winter, quiet, away from the desert winds.
Views: 34571 Stephen Swayne
Coober Pedy - South Australia
 
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Alla scoperta della città sotterranea Cobber Pedy, Capitale dell'Opale. http://www.marcopolo.tv/articolo/coober-pedy-guida-south-australia
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Best places to visit
 
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Best places to visit - Coober Pedy (Australia) Best places to visit - Slideshows from all over the world - City trips, nature pictures, etc.
Coober Pedy, South Australia 3
 
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Coober Pedy, South Australia 2011 - Big Winch view, Catholic church of St. Peter and St. Paul Coober Pedy is a town in northern South Australia, 846 kilometres north of Adelaide on the Stuart Highway. The town is sometimes referred to as the "opal capital of the world" because of the quantity of precious opals that are mined there. Coober Pedy is renowned for its below-ground residences, called "dugouts", which are built in this fashion due to the scorching daytime heat. The name "Coober Pedy" comes from the local Aboriginal term kupa-piti, which means "white man's hole". Opal was found in Coober Pedy on 1 February 1915; since then the town has been supplying most of the world's gem-quality opal. Coober Pedy today relies as much on tourism as the opal mining industry to provide the community with employment and sustainability. Coober Pedy has over seventy opal fields and is the largest opal mining area in the world. Another video from Coober Pedy, part 1 https://youtu.be/RSq0-LUH4AA
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Million Dollar Gamblers
 
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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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Heads Up Australia | Case study | Caterpillar Underground Mining
 
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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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Risk vs. Reward: Cutting a 161 ct Rough Coober Pedy Opal Gemstone
 
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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! 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: I 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!
Views: 657638 Pulitzer Opal
Chambers of the Black Hand - underground carving mine tours
 
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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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Opal Miners Find $8000 Worth Of Crystal Boulder Opal! | Outback Opal Hunters
 
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Opal miners Aaron & Greg are mining without the help of their partner Cole Duff, however they kick off their mining season well and find £8000 dollars worth of Crystal Boulder Opal. Watch full episodes of Outback Opal Hunters here: https://www.questod.co.uk/show/outback-opal-hunters Subscribe to Quest TV for more great clips: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c... Quest On Demand: https://www.questod.co.uk/ Follow Quest on Twitter: https://twitter.com/QuestTV
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Coober Pedy 2010 part 2 The Dugout
 
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...part 2..here i am still in the middle of Coober Pedy taking a looksy around a friends dug-out...wooohhoooo.
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Coober Pedy Drone
 
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Flying near Coober Pedy. The mine sites are amazing to see. No walking backwards otherwise you may fall down a pit!
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DEATH OF AN OPAL MINING TOWN: Mintabie, South Australia gemstone
 
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In January, 2018, the Australian government announced the closing of the town of Mintabie, where, in some of the world's best opal was mined. Mintabie is in Aboriginal lands, although in a resolution, the government leased the town for a period of time, ending in the early 2000's. The reason for the closure of the town (and the mines) was, in my view due to the depletion of opal. Most of the miners left and the town declined, prompting closure. This video is intended as a celebration of the great opal town of Mintabie and its fabulous opal.
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Looking for minerals and gemstones in Coober Pedy
 
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All kinds of things to be found in the Australian Outback
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99 miners in underground pay protest
 
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Ninety nine striking miners remain underground at an aluminium ore mine in the Russian Urals. Three workers came to the surface during the weekend after falling ill. The miners are demanding a 50% pay rise and the abolition of weekend work.
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Aquamarine, Beryl & Emerald everywhere
 
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I can't contain my excitement when precious gemstones are just scattered everywhere. About this Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/Careneri/featured?view_as=public MORE How to Find Gold and Gems – http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViGnuqq5sYBjuBthfKPhRNGO Jewelry Making Tutorials – http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViEih85hG7ZiSZIYQmsv6WV0 LAPIDARY Gem Cutting - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViFknwDrLvXnyCXL_PaOuago Liz Kreate Recipes – http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViFhoAEfZDfOtHqrQqBllUuX Our Budgie Pedro – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViEmoVtph1ZjkyGfMchZFcgU PEDRO the Budgie Official Channel- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQbOj641px0d_e-m3YbQMag
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AULA DE INGLÊS 360 Three places to visit in Coober Pedy
 
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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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5.40ct,14mm solid coober pedy opal
 
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FOR SALE ON EBAY seller'phillis-o8'
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Historic Mining Photographs: Torrington NSW Australia
 
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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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View of Coober Pedy
 
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Coober Pedy South Australia
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Hunting for Emeralds | Mine Hunters
 
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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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Coober Pedy Sunrise.
 
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Coober Pedy Sunrise filmed by John Boom. The sun rose in less than 15 minutes with all these photos taken in that period of change. Please support the work I do and purchase any of my royalty free photos from here. Aussie Photo - www.aussiephoto.com
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Australian Opal - A World Tour of Opal, Part 1
 
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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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BIGGEST And MOST EXPENSIVE Gemstones Ever Discovered!
 
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Check out the BIGGEST And MOST EXPENSIVE Gemstones Ever Discovered! From the most valuable diamonds and emeralds to the largest minerals, this top 10 list of super expensive crystals has some of the greatest discoveries! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "REAL Mermaid Sightings Around The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/ChM0CBRmVsM Watch our "10 Sea Monsters ATTACKING A Boat!" video here: https://youtu.be/0XROvoPCDNc Watch our "STRANGEST Animals People Keep As Pets!" video here: https://youtu.be/OMa96nPqz-Y 10. The Cullinan Diamond (530 Carats) The Cullinan Diamond was discovered in Gauteng, South Africa, in 1905. The large blue-white stone was just 30 feet from the surface and was extracted by a miner with a pocket knife. Easy peasy!! He took it to the office to have it measured, and it weighed 3,106.75 carats, about 621 grams, which made it by far the largest diamond to have been found at the time. 9. The Golden Jubilee (545.67 Carats) Weighing in at 545.67 carats, the Golden Jubilee diamond is the largest cut and faceted diamond in the world. From images, it looks to be a golden orange color, but it's actually graded as a fancy yellow-brown stone. 8. Star of Adam (1,404 Carats) In 2016, the world’s largest blue sapphire was unearthed in Sri Lanka, weighing in at a massive 1,404 Carats- which is the equivalent to almost 10 ounces. It came from a mine in the southern city of Ratnapura- a place that is known as the “city of gems” because of the large numbers of precious stones that are found there. Still, this was a major find- the Sri Lankan gem industry is thought to be worth about 103 million dollars annually, but this one was valued at more than 100 million dollars just by itself!! 7. The Rajaratna Ruby (2,475 Carats) The Rajaratna ruby was first unveiled in 1986 and, at the time, was thought to be the largest ruby in the world. It's had an eventful history, and was thought to have originated in either one of India's two well-known ruby and sapphire regions during medieval times- Kalinga and Kalpur… or Mogok in Burma- places synonymous with discoveries of large gems. 6. The Pearl of Puerto (75 lb) In 2016 the world’s largest pearl was found in the Philippines in the most unlikely of places- underneath a fisherman’s bed, where it had been for at least 10 years. According to the man, he had found it while out fishing when his boat’s anchor had become tangled with a giant clam, and he had to swim down to dislodge it. The pearl is one foot wide, 2.2 feet long, and weighs 75 pounds- which means it could be worth as much as 100 million dollars! 5. Sergio Diamond (3,167 Carats) While it’s not worth as much as other diamonds that have been found, the Sergio Diamond is something quite special- and is thought to have been the largest rough diamond to have ever been discovered. 4. Olympic Australis (17,000 Carats) Australia is undoubtedly the home of opals, and in 1956, at the ‘eight-mile' mining field in the town of Coober Pedy, miners found the largest ever to be discovered. It was dug from a cavity about 30 feet beneath the surface, and they couldn't believe their eyes when they realized what it was. Weighing a massive 17,000 carats, it's 11 inches long and 4.5 inches high. 3. 125West Ruby (18,696 Carats) Rubies are a type of corundum mineral- given their name because of their deep, rich, red hue. They come in a variety of colors, though, with red ones always being called a ruby, and other types being called sapphires. They are the second hardest known minerals, after diamonds, so great care has to be taken when turning rough stones into polished pieces. 2. The American Golden Topaz (22,892 Carats) Topaz is well known for its ability to form huge crystals, but the even the miners of Minas Gerais in Brazil were surprised in the early '80s when they dug up some particularly amazing stones. 1. The Bahia Emerald (1.7m Carats) And of course no list of giant stones would be complete without this big guy! This is the biggest rough gemstone that has ever been found- the Bahia Emerald. It was found in a mine in Bahia, Brazil, in 2001, and is a rock that contains 9 crystals- one of which is the largest single emerald crystal to have ever been discovered. In total, the Bahia rock is thought to contain at least 1.7 million carats, and is estimated to be worth up to 400 million dollars. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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MOST AMAZING Underground Cities You WON'T BELIEVE EXIST
 
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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 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: 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: https://www.youtube.com/user/thought2
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The Town Hidden Beneath The Australian Outback
 
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Subscribe! http://skr.cm/SubscribeToStories Watch more episodes! http://bit.ly/1SiejNW See why the residents of Coober Pedy, often referred to as The Opal Capital of the World, choose to live underground in Australia's Outback. More of Elliot Ross' photos - http://elliotrossstudio.com & http://www.instagram/elliotstudio | @elliotstudio This weekly storytelling series uses the imagery of photographers and adventurers around the world to give us a deeper connection to and understanding of the human condition. Watch Seeker's content days before anyone else, click here for a free 30 day subscription to Vessel: http://skr.cm/seekeratvessel Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100537624873180533713/about iOS app: http://seekernetwork.com/ios
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Lightning Ridge: The World Capital of Black Opal
 
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GIA visits a legendary opal source in Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia.
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Using the wires and Opal Mining at Lightning Ridge Australia
 
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Natalie came to Lightning Ridge with us for the first time this Easter 2016. We told her how Dad never could get the wires to work for him, then he read and learnt how to use them for divining. In the video Natalie uses them too. Unfortunately the section with Nat was partly lost so it is a little choppy. We lost Dad's fun stomping dance that determines the depth of the opal layer. The photo's at the beginning are of an opal tail-out that we witnessed when the young man with the beard (my son Adam) was about 5 months old. The beautiful opal photos at the end are a few of Dad & Mum's good opal finds from quite a few years ago.
Views: 16053 Sue's Tips
Opal Mining At Lightning Ridge
 
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The Opal Industry Is Built on the Backs of these hard working Opal Miners in the Outback Of Australia.Opal cutters rely on rough opal from these fields to service the opal industry
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zere zameen qaaim anokha sheher/coober pedy underground homes/coober pedy opal/amazing facts
 
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زیر زمین گھرکوبر پدی जमीन के नीचे अद्भुत शहर is video men ap dekh sakty hen australia ka ajeeb zere zameen sheher. https://www.pexels.com https://www.bensound.com
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DISCOVER OUTBACK AUSTRALIA
 
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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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#wtrip09 - Day 3 Drive Roxby Down to Andamooka then Coober Pedy
 
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the Friday drive... with stops in Roxby Downs, Andamooka, Woomera and final destination of Coober Pedy just after sunset.
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Rudolf Mine Theme Park at 137ft Deep Underground in a Romanian Salt Mine
 
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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.’
Underground hotel being built in Shanghai
 
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A five-star hotel being built in Shanghai promises to blend luxury with adventure. The underground structure is being promoted as the world's lowest hotel. Work is expected to be completed by 2015.
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"Coober Pedy" Aguas's photos around Coober Pedy, Australia (onde fica edit polygons in maya 2008)
 
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Preview of Aguas's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/aguas/1/1230378480/tpod.html This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow creator. Learn more about these videos: http://www.travelpod.com/help/faq#youtube
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Australia: Adelaide to Coober Pedy bus tour; September 2011
 
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Doug and Ellen took a bus tour in Australia, from Adelaide to Alice Springs. The first segment of the tour went from Adelaide to Coober Pedy, the opal capital of the world, and included stops in Melrose (the shortest and lowest hanging bridge in the world?), Quorn, Warren Gorge (home of the rare Yellow-legged Wallaby), the Flinders Range and Flinders National Park, Kanyaka Homestead ruins, the gravesite of famed rancher Hugh Proby and Lake Hart (a salt lake). Along the way we saw birds, kangaroos, wallabies, emus, strange lizards, beautiful wildflowers and other exotic flora. More photos, captions and trip information are available at www.Olfarts.org/Australia.htm and www.NaturesPix.com.
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Ask The Leyland Brothers Episode 60
 
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As seen on Australian TV in the 1970's & 80's We go in search of Staurolites, a crystal that is found in only a few places on earth. Often called the 'maltese cross crystal' there are many tales and legends surrounding there origin. We find some staurolites near Mt Isa. Coober Pedy is an opal mining town where the inhabitants work underground and also make their homes underground in a bid to escape the fierce heat of the Australian outback. The Gippsland Lakes area in Victoria is scenic family friendly holiday area. Ideal for boating, fishing and watching the local wildlife.
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The life on a mining village in Western Australia
 
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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
Views: 156066 PrimuSEO
Underground Opal Mining, Lightning Ridge, N.S.W., Australia
 
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This is really something very very special and although Marly didn't get to see these exact events, he saw many of them and was taken onboard an Agi and around the Agi site which is something no tourist is allowed to do - Marly received very special treatment, including a special gift of this sequence of photos from Justine, from The Opal Bin, a professional photographer before coming to The Ridge. Justine kindly gave me these photos because she, like so many others, fell in love with Marly. www.marlystravels.com
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Mintabie Rough [2011MAPS Film School]
 
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'This South Australian outback town offers the promise of opal and much more'. A Film by Al Lad.
Views: 3585 MAPS Film School
The Chambers of the Black Hand - Lightning Ridge
 
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Tim Smith from Discover Downunder uncovers the mystery of the Chambers of the Black Hand, one of Lightning Ridge's top tourist attractions. 35 feet below ground level, it's a bit like a whirlwind trip through time and history thanks to the vivid imagination of sculptor Ron Canlin. Explore Egyptian burial chambers, African jungles and a wall of Hollywood fame all in the cavernous underbelly of the Chambers of the Black Hand. Ron started his work 16 years ago and he excavates all the rooms out before creating his sculptures. It's a total labour of love. Back above ground, what better way to end a dusty day down the mines than a soak in the open air baths? Open 24/7, they are free of charge and located just 300 metres from the Opal Caravan Park.
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UNDERGROUND HOTEL
 
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In Shanghai, adventure will meet luxury at a five-star hotel which is currently being built in a massive pit. It's being promoted as the lowest hotel in the world. Construction has now begun, and it is expected to completed in 2015. Building down instead of up. Work has begun on an 80-meter-deep pit in the suburbs of Shanghai to turn futuristic into reality.
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