Opals I - Gary Calvert
Students will learn to cut a variety of opals. It includes introduction to the equipment & supplies used to cut common opal, Mexican opal & Australians Opal including Boulder & material from Coober Pedy, Mintabie & Lightning Ridge. A kit including several opals is included in the lab fee. Additional opal rough and extra supplies are available for purchase. Students may also bring their own opal. Experience using cabbing equipment is helpful but not a prerequisite. You must have eye protection such as glasses or an Optivisor.