Living AUSTRALIA - South Australia

Andamooka Opal Fields 1973

Approaching the town



Many houses built half underground

Some houses not so posh



Toilet, and mine shaft?

The better end of town



A local opal cutter

Mine shaft

Investigating a mine shaft- and below


Afternoon tea prior to pegging out our own claim for a small open cut

Preparing the pegs


Down to business!

Soon a pause to admire our work




Rather dry ground in places

Lots of flies everywhere

A big find (but not ours)