With Chris as our guide, we were priviledged to be able to inspect a professional opal open cut mine, being operated by a corporation, rather than individual fossickers. With large digs metres deep, and huge machinery used in the operations, you wonder about the economics of the exercise.
My Fuji xeII is a fantastic camera for capturing large scenes in a panorama setting
This area looked like a tip, however, fossickers would bring their machinery, trucks, caravans to this compound and pay a fee for storage. However, a good number of disillusioned miners would never return and the owner of the compound would auction off the equipment