Black Opal - A Comprehensive guide to cutting and orientating

 
9780646372662: Black Opal - A Comprehensive guide to cutting and orientating
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

This is a well researched and beatifully presented guide to the fascinating craft of Opal Cutting/Polishing by a recognised leading Craftsman. Being an opal miner at Lightning Ridge for 28 years Greg is well placed to write about how opal is formed - its origins, the fields and the mining methods as well as describing the skills required to make fine jewellery - silve, gold and opal. 140 colour Pictures as well as charts and maps. There is an extensive Glossary as well as a 'Quick Gude' list of must-have's and must-do's.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Born in 1949, Greg began a course at a Lapidary Club at the age of 14. Shortly after he joined the cutting staff of E. Greg Sherman F.G.A.A., a famous Gemologist. Greg quickly became a highly skilled and well regarded miner and cutter, moving to Lightning Ridge in 1970. For the next 30 years, Greg endured the rigours of a miners life carting water twice a week in two 44 gallon drums to the shaft. Many would say this was a small price to pay for the satisfaction of having cut some of the most famous opals ever to come out of Australia.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book

Shipping: US$ 16.50
From Australia to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Greg Pardey; Greg Pardy
Published by GP Creations (1999)
ISBN 10: 0646372661 ISBN 13: 9780646372662
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bendigo Book Mark 2
(Bendigo, VIC, Australia)
Rating
[?]

Book Description GP Creations, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 100083

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 61.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 16.50
From Australia to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds