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The 'Diamantina'

The 'Diamantina'

Our opal specimen, the DIAMANTINA, was discovered on Mount Margaret Station, Eromanga, in Western Queensland, Australia. This beautiful opal specimen (along with all of Broken River Mining opals) is mined in the pristine riverine desert area of ...
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!
The 'Cooper'

The 'Cooper'

Our opal specimen the COOPER was discovered on Mount Margaret Station, Eromanga, in Western Queensland, Australia in 2014.  The COOPER boulder came out of the ground as an 8 ft boulder with little signs of containing any opal. As such it sat at ou...
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...
The most important 1000 metres we have

The most important 1000 metres we have

In the outback of Western Queensland, we are 1000's of kilometres away from any medical services. So, in case of an emergency, we thought it would be a good idea to build an airstrip for the Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS) to land. With the ki...
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...
Unplugged

Unplugged

Out here we are remote and we do not have mobile telephone service. Instead, we rely on a radio telephone and satellite internet for data. For a couple of days our radio phone has been 'playing up'. The photo above is of a Telstra Remote Area Serv...