Gem-A Presents: Alison Summerville, Opal Mining in Australia

From September 18, 2019 18:00 until 19:30
Categories: Gem Central, All Events

September Gem Central will be presented by Alison Summerville, an opal miner visiting Gem-A London from Australia.

Alison Summerville is based in the Winton area in Queensland, Australia, where she runs a 40-year strong family-owned opal mining business alongside her brother, Gill Summerville. Alison and Gill are open cut miners, primarily using heavy earthmoving machinery such as 35T excavators and bulldozers to dig for the brilliantly colourful boulder opal found in Queensland. In her free time, Alison also volunteers as the secretary of the Queensland Boulder Opal Association.

Alison and Gill look forward to sharing some of their opal mining experiences, along with some interesting specimens, at Gem Central.

Image: A large opal from Cody Opal, with beautiful flashes of blue and green

Gem-A Members and Students can attend this talk for free but must reserve their place on Eventbrite.

Non-members: £10