• 'The Blower' is a symbol of Coober Pedy, opal mining town in South

    'The Blower' is a symbol of Coober Pedy, opal mining town in South Australia. The machinery, designed by Coober Pedy opal miners, works like a giant vacuum 

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    The general rule for opal mining is the ground substructure produces an Blower - Truck like vacuum that sucks the dirt out and usually into a tip truck (Few )

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  • Coober Pedy Sth Australia 2010 part 1 The Blower

    Aug 11, 2010 Coober Pedy Sth Australia 2010 part 1 The Blower Demonstrating the Vacuum Truck at the Old Timers Mine in Coober Pedy, Australia 

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  • Oyster Moon - Coober Pedy - opal mine - Web Diary

    May 20, 2013 The opal mines extend about 40km around Coober Pedy and the some people have a truck mounted blower that acts like a vacuum cleaner.

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    Opal mines in White Cliffs for example, look like the craters on the moon. Giant Vacuum cleaner [A 'blower'] makes it much easier to suck out the mullock so 

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    Wanted: Opal mining equipment wanted Lightning Ridge. Negotiable. Under ground mining gear wanted in lightning ridge digger etc. thanks for your help .

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  • Coober Pedy: Australia's subterranean rough gem | The Independent

    Nov 23, 2015 This is what made me a wally who fell in love with opal. My guide, Wayne Borrett, who's also a miner, explains they're “blowers” – a Coober Pedy invention. “They're really just massive vacuum cleaners,” Wayne admits.

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  • Mining and exploration - Opal rainbow of the desert

    Once the first deposits have been exploited, the prospector and miner then fan ' opal dirt' to the surface has been the use of 'blowers', a type of giant vacuum 

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  • Mining | Australian Opal Centre

    Opal mining is a life of stamina and hard physical work, skill and luck, hope and . An alternative is a machine called a blower, which is like a giant vacuum 

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  • Enduristan: Opal Fever in Coober Pedy

    Apr 26, 2009 The opal mining here is not done by some large mining companies but by So an old Truck becomes a "blower", some kind of a huge vacuum 

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  • Opal mining in Coober Pedy | Opalios

    A blower is like a giant vacuum cleaner. purpose built for opal mining in Coober Pedy. Blowers are attached to a small tractor with a rotating cutting head on it, 

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  • Australian Opal Mining - Opals-On-Black

    There are many Australian opal mining towns, but Lightning Ridge, Coober a " blower" which acts like a giant vacuum cleaner, sucks up the toedirt up onto the 

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  • Mining Opal Archives - Black Opal Direct

    Jun 22, 2016 Once the opal had been extracted out of the ground via the blower (which we've taught you is really a “sucker” – a giant vacuum cleaner). It

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    The large pipe is a part of the "blower". This is a method of retrieving the opal dirt from the mine to be sent for washing.The blower is like a giant vacuum cleaner 

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  • Aussie Treasure Chest Shopping Cart - GLOSSARY OF OPAL TERMS

    Ballroom - a term used to describe a large cavity in an opal mine where the opal Blower - a machine like a giant vacuum cleaner, used to suck opal dirt from 

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  • Coober Pedy: Australia's subterranean rough gem | The Independent

    Nov 23, 2015 This is what made me a wally who fell in love with opal. My guide, Wayne Borrett, who's also a miner, explains they're “blowers” – a Coober Pedy invention. “They're really just massive vacuum cleaners,” Wayne admits.

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    Mar 27, 2016 A blower is an apparatus that sucks the dirt out of the mine like a vacuum cleaner. Lightning Ridge, Outback, Black Opal, Things to do in 

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  • How is Opal Mined? | Opals Down Under

    The simplest form of mining, carried out in the early days of opal mining, is by shaft "Blowers" at some loions suck the opal dirt into trucks at topside, which  

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  • Coober Pedy - Opal - Opal Capital of The World

    Opal is a form of silica, chemically similar to quartz, but containing water within the The earlier form of mining was by sinking or digging a shaft with a pick and shovel. Today truck-mounted blowers, which operate like vacuum cleaners, are  

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  • About Grawin - Grawin Club in the Scrub

    Follow the signs at Cumborah to the Opal Fields/Grawin turn off after about another 15kms. . Some miners use large trucks called "blowers". Like gigantic vacuum cleaners, they suck up the contents out of the mine which then get taken to an 

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