The Story of an Austrian Migrant who was posessed by the beauty of Australias National Gemstone the Opal. His quest to find this Illusive Rainbow Rock as he called it, took him and his Family to the Outback of South Australia to the Opal Mining Town of Andamooka. He tells of the way the Opal was mined in this treacherous outback and the Events and Disasters, Miracles the Joy and Laughter was part of this horrendous task. It is a Autobiography, and it is written with the Austrian Grammar the way he was thinking and expressing himself. It is a magnificent peace of Literature and will please the Opal Lover as well as the Adventurer, because of his Stamina and strong desire this journey took him "From Rags to Riches". He is known by many as the Man from Andamooka.