Photograph 7478149
A young American who has tried his hand at many things in Australia: crew member on a 33ft boat, tree felling, cane cutting, pearl shell diving and lastly opal mining, struck it rich when he uncovered a 200 lb. rock opal matrix worth at least 100 000 Pounds and perhaps over 1 000 000 Pounds. He is John Warwick, formerly of Hollywood. When he arrived in Australia 10 years ago he had 5 Pounds. Today he is executive of three companies: Andamooka Enterprises Ltd, Component Engineering Co and Opal Mines Inc. He is married, has two children. He is building a house on Andamooka field for his SA wife and also owns a house at Keswick in Adelaide. John Warwick with the 200lb matrix

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A12111, 1/1959/13/37
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