Beautiful Opals - Australia's National Gem by Len Cram

Special 2000 Commemorative Edition is a colourful pictorial guide to Australian opals and their history, from their initial discovery to their recognition as a world class gem. Len Cram's text provides a guide to the areas in Australia where the opal industry has flourished, from Lightning Ridge and White Cliffs in New South Wales to Andamooka, Coober Pedy, Mintabie and Lambina in South Australia, not forgetting the boulder opal fields of Queensland. The book explains three varieties of opal, Boulder, Black and Light, and provides anecdotes of some of the characters that form part of the history of opal mining in Australia. Published in 1999 by Len Cramm.

CODE# B0012
Price $35.00 USD


Beautiful Lightning Ridge and History.

Len Cram, recognised authority on the opal trade in Lightning Ridge, provides a colourful history of the town and an informative guide to the sights and experiences available to visitors. Included in this volume are eight detachable postcards showing a variety of local scenes and a range of some select opals representative of the Black Opal for which 'the Ridge' is famous. Published in 1996 by Len Cram.

CODE# B0019
Price $47.00 USD




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