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Kingfisher update!

Kingfisher update!

This update is long overdue, but the Australian red-backed kingfishers nesting in our opal mining wall successfully raised 2 babies. Pictured above is one of the fledglings. He or she is just beautiful, so it was well worth the wait!
Kingfishers find opal - mining this spot ceases!

Kingfishers find opal - mining this spot ceases!

Today the beautiful Australian red-backed kingfisher (pictured above) just made a new home at our current mining site. We have now ceased mining there (even though we are onto opal!) much to their pleasure. Both the male and the female help in the...
Office views

Office views

A beautiful end to yesterday. Just in case the view from our mining location wasn't spectacular enough, we were then presented with a rainbow. You never really get used to the view from here as it is constantly changing with the passage of time. I...
Rejuvenation

Rejuvenation

Today is all about reshaping the area of land we just mined and collecting seeds for planting before summer and the ‘rainy’ season. Being able to regenerate the land we have used is not only our responsibility but also my absolute pleasure. Mainta...
Nature's store

Nature's store

While out opal prospecting today, I came across this amazing eroded ironstone boulder. As you can see, it is a perfectly formed vase! As tempted as I was, I didn't take it back as I am sure it is a safe refuge for some of our amazing wildlife. But...