Australian Opal Mining Fields | Opals Down Under

Australian Opal Mining Fields | Opals Down Under

The greater Lightning Ridge Opal Fields encompass the older town fields, the Coocoran to the west, Mehi to the north and the Grawin, Sheepyard & Glengarry fields to the south-west near the township of Cumborah. — with Kiki Krista Takacs.

The greater Lightning Ridge Opal Fields encompass the older town fields, the Coocoran to the west, Mehi to the north and the Grawin, Sheepyard & Glengarry fields to the south-west near the township of Cumborah. — with Kiki Krista Takacs.

“Discovered in 1989, this is one of the largest (2765 carats) and finest quality boulder opals ever mined.  This opal is unique not only for its size but also for its quality -- every color of the spectrum is visible which is extremely rare, even in the finest of opals.”  “Opal, Opalville Mine, Queensland, Australia” by Wikipedia Loves Art participant “Assignment_Houston_One” is licensed under CC By-SA 2.5

“Discovered in 1989, this is one of the largest (2765 carats) and finest quality boulder opals ever mined. This opal is unique not only for its size but also for its quality -- every color of the spectrum is visible which is extremely rare, even in the finest of opals.” “Opal, Opalville Mine, Queensland, Australia” by Wikipedia Loves Art participant “Assignment_Houston_One” is licensed under CC By-SA 2.5

Fossicking in Queensland | Recreation, sport and arts | Queensland Government

Fossicking in Queensland | Recreation, sport and arts | Queensland Government

The National Opal Collection | The Australian Opal Fields

The National Opal Collection | The Australian Opal Fields

In Australia there are several active opal mining fields, and potentially many more lying undiscovered.

In Australia there are several active opal mining fields, and potentially many more lying undiscovered.

Opalton Location

Opalton Location

Australian Opal Fields

Australian Opal Fields

Unique to Queensland’s Tropic of Capricorn, boulder opal occurs within a belt of deeply weathered Cretaceous sedimentary rocks, known as the Winton Formation. Dig for your own opals at Opalton, 124 kilometres from Winton (unsealed road).

Unique to Queensland’s Tropic of Capricorn, boulder opal occurs within a belt of deeply weathered Cretaceous sedimentary rocks, known as the Winton Formation. Dig for your own opals at Opalton, 124 kilometres from Winton (unsealed road).

Self Drive Adventures - Experience Winton - Home of Waltzing Matilda, Birthplace of QANTAS, Land where dinosaurs once roamed & Home to Queensland's Capital of Boulder Opal, Opalton - Experience Winton

Self Drive Adventures - Experience Winton - Home of Waltzing Matilda, Birthplace of QANTAS, Land where dinosaurs once roamed & Home to Queensland's Capital of Boulder Opal, Opalton - Experience Winton


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Map of Australian opal deposits

Map of Australian opal deposits

Australian Opal Mining Fields | Opals Down Under

Australian Opal Mining Fields | Opals Down Under

A Journey Through The Australian Opal Fields  opal mining areas of australia

Opal Fields Of Australia

A Journey Through The Australian Opal Fields opal mining areas of australia

In Australia there are several active opal mining fields, and potentially many more lying undiscovered.

In Australia there are several active opal mining fields, and potentially many more lying undiscovered.

Map of Opalton QLD 4735

Map of Opalton QLD 4735

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opalauction:  Boulder rough specimens  from Queensland Australia

opalauction: Boulder rough specimens from Queensland Australia

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