Our pic of Jack makes it to Texas

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

THIS news­pa­per’s front page im­age of Jack Fletcher on May 31 reached au­di­ences all the way to Texas.

The ed­i­tor of The Texas Spur, Kassi Brad­ford, con­tacted our reporter Jon Bas­sett ask­ing per­mis­sion to print the photo be­cause Jack grew up in the area.

Jack’s fam­ily in Perth sent a PDF copy of the front page to fam­ily in Texas. West Aus­tralian gem­stone dis­cov­ered by prospec­tor Peter Piro­man­ski in an­cient ge­o­log­i­cal for­ma­tions in the desert around the Coober Pedy re­gion.

“Ba­si­cally, the rea­son I found the opal was be­cause I got bogged,” Peter said.

“I was out prospect­ing trav­el­ling along old ocean beds which run through the desert in WA and one day I mis­judged a creek – my trailer went up and my car went down.

“So I put my billy on and dug my­self out. By the time I’d reached the road the sun was go­ing down, so I camped out the night and in the morn­ing was hav­ing my sec­ond cof­fee when I looked down and saw this opal and thought ‘wow, that’s what I’m look­ing for’. It was lady luck.”

Perth jew­eller Sally Brown from Adorned by Sally set the jewel in a unique neck­lace in an 18ct white gold set­ting.

The piece is on dis­play at Sok­lich & Co jewellers in South Perth.

Fire Opal raf­fle tick­ets are avail­able for $20 per ticket through PMH Foun­da­tion’s on­line shop at https://shop.pmh­foun­da­tion.-com/prod­uct/fire-opal-raf­fle-ticket or by call­ing 9489 1100.

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