Free Pair of Opal Cabochons!
Help the finders of the Virgin Rainbow
Opal and you could win a $600 value pair of Opal Cabochons
The stunning beauty of black opal is shown to
extraordinary advantage in the newly found Virgin Rainbow
opal - an opal already so treasured that it has earned its
Two Australian outback opal
miners became incredibly lucky (and wealthy!) on September 11,
2003, when they found the huge opal gem (measuring 2.5" long,
0.55" in diameter and weighing 72.65 carats) now named the
They're trying to do some
'guerilla marketing' to sell their find, and if you help them,
you can benefit from their activities.
What you might win
The two miners are giving
away two lovely opal cabochons - smooth highly polished opal - to
the person who submits the best entry in the competition
(below). Each cabochon is at least 1 carat in weight -
these are big and suitable for mounting in ear rings or any
other jewellery you might choose. They have an assessed
retail value in excess of $600, and due to their special
provenance, they are probably even more valuable than other
These cabochons are
particularly significant because they too were found by Johnny Dunstan, one of the two miners who found the Virgin Rainbow.
He found them, then cut and polished them himself.
So, while you may not choose
to bid to purchase the Virgin Rainbow itself (estimated value of
over $5 million) you have a chance to win, for free, a pair of
opals found by the same prospector, and from the same region in
How to enter
Johnny and his partner,
Steve Zagar, have created a website showcasing their find
(called, naturally enough,
As part of their site, they
have created a
list of reasons why celebrities might want to own the Virgin
Rainbow (opal is considered a lucky stone for actors and
All you have to do is come
up with another reason why a celebrity might want to have the
Virgin Rainbow as their own. Simply complete the
electronic entry form below and click on the 'send' button.
Hints on how to win
We suggest you read through
current reasons already shown on the Virgin Rainbow website.
The winning entry will probably be :
Perhaps slightly sardonic in
Not taking itself, the
celebrity, or the reason for ownership too seriously
You can enter as many times
as you like.
And - of course - please
make sure that your email address is correctly entered on your
Please tell your friends
Please encourage as many
people to enter as possible. Please send this page to your
friends so that they can have a chance at entering/winning, too.
The page url is
Competition is open to
everyone, everywhere, except in such cases where local,
international or Australian law deems such competitions or
You may enter as many times
as you wish. No purchase necessary.
Entries close at midnight,
Greenwich Mean Time, on Sunday 11 April 2004.
In the event of two
identical winning entries being received, the entry received
first, as shown by the timestamp on the entry form, will be
deemed the winner.
Odds of winning depend on
the number of entries received. One prize will be awarded.
The details of the entrant,
as shown in the entry form, are assumed to be correct and any
dispute over the identity of the winner will be resolved by John
Dunstan and his official agents. Such decision will be
final and binding and the reasons for such decision need not be
If we can't establish
contact with the winner, by email, within 72 hours from sending
them a notice advising them of their win, their win is cancelled
and we will award the prize to the second best entry received,
and similarly if no confirmation is received, on to subsequent
potential winners as may be necessary.
No responsibility is taken
for any non-delivery and non-receipt of any entries, for any
internet or website outages, or any other service problems.
Receipt of entries will not be acknowledged.
The judges' decision is
final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Winner will be announced in
the Travel Insider newsletter on Friday 16 April.
Any disputes or other
matters arising out of this competition will be adjudicated
under the laws of South Australia, in a Court in the Coober Pedy
The winner will receive two
opal cabochons that were found and polished by John Dunstan.
This will be shipped via registered airmail to the address you
supply us. You (the winner) are responsible for any
customs duties, taxes, or other costs associated with receiving
All entries become the
property of John Dunstan. You agree that he may use your
entry (whether it wins the prize or not) in any way at any time.
The winner agrees that their
name, city of residence, state and country, may all be used in
promotional activities reasonably related to the sale of the
Virgin Rainbow opal.
David M Rowell, dba The
Travel Insider, merely publishes this competition information,
and has no responsibility or liability for any matters related
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