Gem Digital Analyzer a Winner

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GDAPowerHouseThe GDA opens at the Powerhouse Museum

The 2010 Engineers Australia Awards exhibition is now open at the Powerhouse Museum celebrating innovation, creativity and technological achievement, the exhibition was officially opened by the President of Engineers Australia Peter Hitchiner and the Head Curator of the Powerhouse Museum. The Gemmological Digital Analyser™ (GDA), Sydney Winner of Innovations and Inventions, was on display and expected to be viewed by half a million people during the year.

The exhibit incorporates an interactive display, including a working turntable alongside five premium opals. The five majestic gems are the Cerulean Rose, Astral Flame, Coral Lotus, Pacific Blaze and the Arctic Fire.

Alongside the exhibit, the Powerhouse Museum has produced an 8-page special report in the Sydney Morning Herald, detailing the GDA™ as well as other innovative technologies on display. Anyone interested in the GDA™ is urged to visit the Powerhouse Museum to view firsthand the technology and its exciting potential. To find out more about the GDA, please visit © 2009 Opal Producers Australia Limited



Opals On The Catwalk

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kendal Schuler wearing OpalsWooing A New Generation of Australian Opal Ambassadors July 2009

Members of the opal industry donated over 50 opal prizes to the $100,000 Opal Fashion Bash 2009, held inTownsville.

Since the sponsorship began in 2008, through the National Opal Miners Association (NOMA), the Fashion Bash (a program to develop young modelling talent) has been inspiring facsination & passion for Opals.

2015 Opal Shows Calendar

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Begining Easter time with the Coober Pedy Opal Festival. Then from mid July until early August; Winton, Yowah and Lightning Ridge hold festivals and the circuit culminates with the Australian Opal Exhibition on the Gold Coast in early August. 

Opal Expressions

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“Why chase rainbows when you can wear one”



            “Rainbow rock - get it on”



Sue-White opals29 June 2013
Dear Rainbow Serpent,
Thank you for your email and membership.
It is great to know that you are out there promoting Australia's National gemstone & NSW emblem.
Keep up the good work, I love your concept.
Sue White - Orana Glitz & Glamour Extravaganza Inc Assn.

15 march 2013
Hi Peter,
Colourful characters are key,
your Facebook page and the photos look like there are some fantastic people!
We loved the look of Tarzan of Opalton.
Gemma Brady - Boundless

Alexander fink.PhysicsPHD opal28 Nov 2012
I would like to welcome your information page on opal,
with detailed information about nearly everything their is to know in a general term.
Alexander Fink PhD - Dept. of Physics La Trobe University

5 August 2010
Hi from another opal lover.
Just wanted to say I love your site, a wealth of information.
I always send people to your page for opal info.
Kind Regards
Sean Tapner - Planet Opal

8 july 2010
Dear Rainbow Serpent,
Will be recommending your website as a primary reference to 15 Macquarie Uni media students who will be doing a PR project for us as part of their assessment soon.
Best wishes
Renata - Opalminded

Opalminded recommend opalsinformation6 June 2010
Dear Rainbow Serpent, 
Greetings from Opal Minded In Sydney.
We are all very impressed with your website – one of the best things that has happened to this Industry for a long time. 
We would love to share it with the visitors to our website. 
Would you mind If we post with us links to your website, 
also on our facebook and twitter. 
Best wishes
Renata, John, Nelly, Fabrice and Summer

Fri, Apr 16, 2010 
Good Morning,
I have just found your wonderful website.
I produce a monthly e-newsletter which is circulated to the Tourism businesses in Coober Pedy and neighbouring stations plus the Info Centres around SA & the NT.
I wondered if I could use some of your Opal info in my October Edition (Opal Month), mainly the parts in your “About Opal” section – names, spiritual info etc.
I would obviously reference it to your website noting the address so others could read your site. 
Sandra Harris
Tourism Officer - Coober Pedy Information Centre

5 April 2010
I am wanting to use your site in an assignment as it is a superb example
of a site to use for a primary teaching unit on gemstones.
Many thanks,