Have you experienced the magic of any of the Queensland Boulder Opal Fields & Towns?
Quilpie - has the largest deposits of boulder opal in the world and Yowah,known as the "Friendly Opal Field".
Winton, a town that has so much Australian history behind it with the beginnings of the Australian Labour Party being formed from the Great Shearer's Strike of the 1890's and the establishment of Qantas - our National Australian Airline. And of course its famous water supply from three artesian bores, sourced from 1200 metres deep from the Great Artesian Basin, which supplies the australian outback.
In 1999 there was a discovery of one of Australia's largest dinosaurs,labelled "Elliot" - a gigantic sauropod from the Cretaceious period of 95 million years ago.
Since that time, dinosaurs have been actively excavated near Winton since 2001.
And of course, Winton is the place that gave birth to the boulder opal !
Last but not least - Opalton is one of the oldest opal fields in Queensland.
In your own travels to the Queensland Boulder Opal towns & opal fields, did you find a place that you really enjoyed ?
Which Queensland Boulder Opal area did you find the most interesting?
What about it appealed to you ? Were there some interesting people that you met? Is there an interesting story that you can share about your adventures here?
Did you go fossicking and find some great boulder opal ?
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What interesting places you discovered, what you enjoyed the most, people that you met.
Or finding that special piece of boulder opal !
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