More Mintabie Opal Images

More photos from Peters early opal mining days at Mintabie. Click the image to view a FULL size version.

A nice opal sandwich

A nice opal sandwich

Prospecting Drill

Prospecting drill
(Directly behind is what became crystal valley, perhaps the richest ground ever at Mintabie)

Black opal rough

Black opal rough

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blasting behind our first claim at Mintabie

Blasting behind our first claim at Mintabie

 

Stan and Hazel....These wonderful people are responsible for my MIntabie life

Stan and Hazel….These wonderful people are responsible for my MIntabie life

Peter sending up a bucket early days Mintabie

Peter sending up a bucket early days Mintabie

Rainbows above and below ground at Mintabie

Rainbows above and below ground at Mintabie

Official sign for pilots with great telecopic vision.Mintabie airport. Click on the image for a large readable picture

Official sign for pilots with great telecopic vision.Mintabie airport.
Click on the image for a large readable picture

MINES DEPARTMENT also has clear meaning at Mintabie

MINES DEPARTMENT also has clear meaning at Mintabie

The meaning is clear

The meaning is clear

My son Michael working his claim

My son Michael working his claim

Bulldozer cut


Bulldozer cut

Bulldozer working the floor

Bulldozer working the floor

My dad divining for opal

My dad divining for opal

Main highway to Coober Pedy

Main highway to Coober Pedy

Camel outside Mintabie Hardware

Camel outside Mintabie Hardware

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Best Mintabie black opal from our Old Field claim

Best Mintabie black opal from our Old Field claim

Looking up shaft on our " Metaphysical" claim (See opal stories)

Looking up shaft on our ” Metaphysical” claim (See opal stories)

Peter & Peppa the mining dog on our claim at Grasshoppers Field. Mintabie

Peter & Peppa the mining dog on our claim at Grasshoppers Field. Mintabie

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Beautiful Mintabie opal

Beautiful Mintabie opal

 

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