The largest opal matrix stone was found in the outback Opal Fields of South Australia. It weighs in at an amazing 55,000 carats. The length is about 30cm, height varies from 15-20cm and it's around 4cm thick.

The largest opal matrix stone was found in the outback Opal Fields of South Australia. It weighs in at an amazing 55,000 carats. The length is about 30cm, height varies from 15-20cm and it's around 4cm thick.

Cemetery in Innamincka, Outback South Australia -- A rather nice place to RIP, even with all that red dust, although I don't suppose you'd mind it's persistent adherence when you've passed on.

Cemetery in Innamincka, Outback South Australia -- A rather nice place to RIP, even with all that red dust, although I don't suppose you'd mind it's persistent adherence when you've passed on.

Haigh’s Chocolates • South Australian icon • Adelaide city • corner of Rundle Mall and King William Street • Adelaide's icons

Haigh’s Chocolates • South Australian icon • Adelaide city • corner of Rundle Mall and King William Street • Adelaide's icons

This is the Indian Pacific on is way from South Australia, to Western Australia. The beautiful Flinders Ranges are in the background. This train crosses Australia on a 4355 km, 4 day journey.

This is the Indian Pacific on is way from South Australia, to Western Australia. The beautiful Flinders Ranges are in the background. This train crosses Australia on a 4355 km, 4 day journey.

Sturt desert pea ~ State flower of South Australia. I love these! Been in 'outback' South Australia and seen these growing wild.

Sturt desert pea ~ State flower of South Australia. I love these! Been in 'outback' South Australia and seen these growing wild.

Coober Pedy, Central Australia ~ Underground House.  These homes feature largely in this mining area as they maintain a very even temperature year round otherwise the heat would be intolerable.

Coober Pedy, Central Australia ~ Underground House. These homes feature largely in this mining area as they maintain a very even temperature year round otherwise the heat would be intolerable.

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