Our pic of Jack makes it to Texas
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.