How to MINE OPAL gems in the OUTBACK - Smarter Every Day 164

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The majority of the world's opal gemstones used for jewelry comes from Coober Pedy Australia:
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Maryetta Jeanmarie
Maryetta Jeanmarie 6 саат мурун
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Lukas S.
Lukas S. Күн мурун
How you manage to find this amazingly friendly people!!!
David Gingerich
David Gingerich 2 күн мурун
"but there's also vertical shafts right?" "that's called a tunnel."
THEpepega 2 күн мурун
TGNM 2 күн мурун
So this is basically strip mining at y=12 in real life
Shadow Fall
Shadow Fall 2 күн мурун
I'm a big fan of Georgie. Petition for him to host meme review...
Lįøn 837 prø
Lįøn 837 prø 2 күн мурун
Why you dont go to mexico? Its nearer to usa and we have opals here too.
Sole Ice
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Robert Johnson 8 күн мурун
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ImShimas 8 күн мурун
5:39 Destin: "You can still do it?" Awesome old Guy: "So Why do I put the rope on?" Duh Destin... :D Don't ask stupid question :D This just killed me :D
Talonius 8 күн мурун
this man will make either the best dad or the worst dad
Pythos Sapunov
Pythos Sapunov 11 күн мурун
I remember my Mother had some beautiful opal earrings. Now I'm thinking of Georgie when I think of my mother.
Maxwell Butler
Maxwell Butler 11 күн мурун
A Hispanic gentleman is now lowering me into his desert hole
Asmita Dharde
Asmita Dharde 12 күн мурун
i heard albama yk the only thing that came in my mind
Naeem 20 күн мурун
things u have to do for women
서효경 23 күн мурун
Destin:your not allowed to walk backwards.4:25:walks backward.
Ant Man
Ant Man 24 күн мурун
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Zane Scents
Zane Scents 24 күн мурун
You said “ ...women like pretty things on their ears.” 😡 I love wearing opals too
Kristine Phan
Kristine Phan 28 күн мурун
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Kristine Phan
Kristine Phan 28 күн мурун
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Nick Orlando
Nick Orlando 29 күн мурун
This dude is a BADASS
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Shanna Shenna Ай мурун
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Alex Shaw
Alex Shaw Ай мурун
Me: looks at the thumbnail Also me: Woah he found an infinity stone
Eto Hige Gamer Culture
Eto Hige Gamer Culture Ай мурун
The heck Destin meets some of the coolest people.
Brianna Gordy
Brianna Gordy Ай мурун
I never understood as a kid why anyone would want diamonds, when I found out in science class that it’s literally just a controlled market. They aren’t rare. I’d much rather a labradorite, malachite, adventurine, meteorite, amethyst, apatite, petrified wood, or opal ring. There’s so many more amazing gems and crystals on this planet, and most are far more beautiful than diamonds. I’m a bit of a geology nerd so I do have a very large collection and do some of my own tumbling and lapidary work. I think a labradorite or malachite, etc. ring made by someone I love dearly, would mean far more to me than some store bought diamond.
Frank K
Frank K Ай мурун
He seems like such a nice guy. So awesome.
Ebenezer Sam
Ebenezer Sam Ай мурун
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Nieko Ай мурун
i know i'm around 4 years late but georgie is one of the coolest people ever. hope he's still around today doing whatever makes him happy
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Daniel Brown
Daniel Brown Ай мурун
starts out like a cheesy open world game
Boyer Olson
Boyer Olson Ай мурун
Old guy was such a g
happy little trees
happy little trees Ай мурун
I really am getting smarter everyday
Michael Hill
Michael Hill Ай мурун
Here after Tom Scott’s video
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Alejandro Félix Gutiérrez
Alejandro Félix Gutiérrez Ай мурун
Mexico is way closer
Clifford Morgan
Clifford Morgan Ай мурун
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Rhazien Ай мурун
Opal is such a freaking cool rock. It is such a nice rock.
David Morrison
David Morrison Ай мурун
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john cao Ай мурун
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Cargo_Vroom Ай мурун
I know exactly what this is like because I've played Space Engineers and run out of jetpack fuel.
Chris Starkey
Chris Starkey Ай мурун
That guy is freaking awesome!
Nia Young
Nia Young Ай мурун
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Six Ай мурун
This was a GREAT video. Thanks for SHARING.
Gunhaver Ай мурун
star sapphire is pretty hard to beat
Ben Ай мурун
I know you know diamonds rubies and sapphire are more than colored rocks....
Hadrian Sparrow
Hadrian Sparrow Ай мурун
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Danny Ай мурун
1:52 The sign said "Don't walk backwards", but they drove backwards
sumdee Ай мурун
horizontal shaft = tunnel LOL
Christian Pettersson
Christian Pettersson Ай мурун
This is the best Smarter Every Day episode!
The Concan
The Concan Ай мурун
I'm starting to think that youtube sometimes target recommend certain content to create reaction in the stock market. It would be a genius way of a new form of insider trading. Make investments at the lowest possible point in a stock and then on masse create interest around a product to drive the stock price up indirectly
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SoundsOcean Ай мурун
I have an idea
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zachary pulling Ай мурун
CANT STAND the guy behind the camera
Blake Ай мурун
“yes my boy” 😂
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Juan Hernandez Ай мурун
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Captain Rex
Captain Rex Ай мурун
Even in the deepest holes of the world you will find a beer bottle.
We are so wierd we risk our lives for tiny shiny stones so women can wear on their ears. I think dumb is an understatement try immature.
MPOXOUM Ай мурун
we Greeks are everywhere
Alfredo Aguirre
Alfredo Aguirre Ай мурун
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TheRacc Ай мурун
So basically: “A Spanish man and a man from Alabama go opal mining in the Australian Outback”
Aelandran Ай мурун
I mean, "A Greek man and a man from Alabama..." but you were close.
david hughes
david hughes Ай мурун
I think you need to come and look for sapphires
david hughes
david hughes Ай мурун
Your videos are awesome keep up the good work
stepchildofsoul Ай мурун
Is that the same Yanni that hassles Justin on Black Opal Direct Livestreams?
Benny BooBoo Bear
Benny BooBoo Bear Ай мурун
My ears are hurting just by watching this video lolll
zakaria naji
zakaria naji Ай мурун
when you work arround gems for 50 years , you become a gem
sakis youtuber
sakis youtuber Ай мурун
αυτός είναι ο παππούς κάποιου εδώ μέσα.
Georgios The Greek
Georgios The Greek Ай мурун
From the accent he must be Greek
Milan Toriya
Milan Toriya Ай мурун
5:30 When old man is legend.
Randumb _
Randumb _ 2 ай мурун
Doesn't this area remind you of the movie holes?
Kidsamurai 2 ай мурун
Metz Waldron
Metz Waldron 2 ай мурун
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Astro_Hunter 2 ай мурун
Destin-"You can still do it ?" " Gardashi- "Yeah Why I put the rope for" What a legend 🤣🤣
12XENN4 2 ай мурун
Minecraft in real life
OilBaron100 2 ай мурун
Can't believe that you went all the way out to Coober Pedy. Did you check out any kangaroo pouches while you were here?
OilBaron100 2 ай мурун
Loved the video too.
MrShinanigens 2 ай мурун
I would take a night drinking and talking with this fella over ANY. some old people just have that humor still, and the wisdom and the stories to add, nothing like it.
Bama B Krankin
Bama B Krankin 2 ай мурун
George is Dope!
K K 2 ай мурун
"we do this this because women like it" man, that summaries my life
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amanda c. 2 ай мурун
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Muhammad Raza
Muhammad Raza 2 ай мурун
classic blue-collar humor love it
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Tyler Evans 2 ай мурун
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J.A.Ratt85 2 ай мурун
I remember seeing him on Outback Opal Hunters.. unfortunately I don't think he's around anymore.
Nunofyour Business
Nunofyour Business 2 ай мурун
Fun Fact: Coober Pedy = "white man's warren" in local Aboriginal dialect.
iremanguitars 2 ай мурун
I know how you work on the internet now I know how your advertisements work LOL
Luysil 2 ай мурун
This was his most entertaining video I've seen. And I've seen very many.
AttitudeAdjusterAA 2 ай мурун
... yes I'm smart, I don't go in a hole in middle of nowhere with strange man
iP Art Channel
iP Art Channel 2 ай мурун
Γεια σου ρε πατρίδα !!! Ελλάδα σαν αγριόχορτο φύτρωσες κι εκεί 💯💯💯💯
Manjeet Singh Rana
Manjeet Singh Rana 2 ай мурун
Such stones are plenty here, and no one is interested to mine them
John Kamaledakis
John Kamaledakis 2 ай мурун
I knew he is from Greece 🇬🇷 from his accent.
desert_jin 2 ай мурун
Just rewatched it. Still a funny and interesting episode. Hope George is okay.
Théophane Mayaud
Théophane Mayaud 2 ай мурун
Crazy life 😎
Snifful Squack
Snifful Squack 2 ай мурун
there is a group of doofuses that tried telling me the way opals are made is blood dries and the metals give of their respective colors and thats why opals are found in bones, it was wild af. they used the color scale thats used to see the metals of a star and use that to guess what metal it is. non of it makes sence.
Eric Van Kirk
Eric Van Kirk 2 ай мурун
Came here for the video, kept coming back for Georgie!
Frank Lesser
Frank Lesser 2 ай мурун
If you were to fall into one of those holes without a rope it would be very hard for you to climb out.
I lost most of this rough opal but cut an epic gem
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