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Ross Coghill’s Return To Andamooka Opal Field in 2017

Ben Coghill mined at Andamooka in the 1960’s and his son Ross visited him for a while at that time. Ross, now turning 80 decided to re-visit Andamooka in 2017 for a last time and this is his story.

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Ross Coghill’s time at Andamooka Opal Field

Ross Coghill went to Andamooka with his father Ben in 1959. This is the second story submitted by Ross telling of his return to Andamooka in the early 1960’s and his quest for opal.

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Early Days at the Andamooka Opal Field

Ross Coghill and his father Ben traveled to Andamooka in 1959 to look for opal. Ross moved on after four weeks but his father stayed on renting out dugouts and cabins to Sapphire miners from up north. Read the start of his adventure here.