Thursday, 14 June 2018

It's Going To Be Beautiful In the End

On our holiday a few months ago we had the privilege of staying in an opal mining town, Coober Pedy. We got to camp underground and have a tour of an old section of a mine. The guide explained how the whole opal mining process works, from bare ground to when you perchance find opal and likely it's potch (93% chance).

So now you are wondering what is the difference between opal and potch. Well, these two things are made from the exact same substances. Potch is dull, uncolourful and not very valuable. Opal, on the other hand, is extremely beautiful and expensive.

The only difference between opal and potch is the circumstances in which they're formed.
Opal is formed only under constant pressure in the earth. If the pressure changes you're left with non-precious potch.

So, if you feel like you're under so much pressure right now, know that the end will be beautiful!





14 comments:

  1. Great lesson. Beautiful photos. THANKS.

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    1. Praise God. Thanks for your comment.

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  2. Wow! That's neat!!! And what a great object lesson!
    -Brooklyne

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  3. wow how beautiful—the photos + the words <3 <3

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    1. Thanks for your comment Sophy!!

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  4. Wow. underground? That sounds terrifying! ;P I don't think I'd be able to sleep! *wide eyes*

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    1. It was actually really cool! Haha. We actually didn't sleep much because everything echos. So there were people that snored really loudly and it echoed through the whole place.

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    2. Oh, boy, I bet that wasn't to nice! *laughs*

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    3. No not really. On the way back we stayed above ground. ;)

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  5. Oh wow, this really spoke to me!! I'm going to remember this, thank you for sharing!! <33

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    1. Praise God! Your comment really made my day!! <3

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  6. pretty pictures! I tagged you on my blog!

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    1. Thanks Lexah! Thanks for letting me know too. Read that post and totally didn't see my name. ;P

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