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L Keith Ward

L Keith Ward was the chief geologist at the time opal was discovered in 1915. He travelled to the field in October 1916 to inspect the conditions. In 1917, as Director of Mines, he organised for a drilling party to drill for water. He said, “The discovery of precious opal at Stuart Range is probably the most important mineral discovery that has been made in South Australia for many years.”

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