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PITFALLS OF OPAL MINING IN THE OZ OUTBACK

The opal hunters Kato excavator sinks in stormwater mud at Quilpie Qld

On 6/12/2010 2:42 PM, The Opal Hunter wrote:

Hi guys. Here is the photo of the old kato taking a mud bath. It took three days to dig it out it was submerged in storm water. We dug a pit levelled the machine spent many hours getting the mud off by hand knee deep in mud .Drained the oil and water out of the engine put in fresh oil  replaced  the batteries, started it up. Dug an incline and drove it out . It will need some pannel beating but hope_ fully it will still go on to dig more opal she is a good old girl and I would hate to have to scrap her. I have been told that I am now a fully initiated Opal Miner.

We all can relate to this situation with his bogged machine

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Henry Sapiecha

December 6th, 2010
Topic: COUNTRY LIFESTYLES, MACHINERY EQUIPMENT, MINING OIL GAS, SHARE STORIES Tags: , , , ,

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