From 25 September until 14 February 2016, the Adelaide City Museum in Australia will be hosting an exhibition dedicated to the mining and marketing of opals.
The Virgin Rainbow is a 72-carat opal discovered in 2003 and on display to the public for the first time. Photo: Richard Lyons, courtesy of South Australian Museum
It is of course the opal known as the Virgin Rainbow that will capture the public’s attention. But it is easy to understand why such a stone would intrigue and attract visitors.
The exhibition offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the history of the town of Coober Pedy, famous for its opals, and thus to better understand the life around this impressive deposit discovered in 1914 by a boy named Willie Hutchinson. If you happen to be in Adelaide during the next few months…
See you soon