Australian Opal Mining Fields | Opals Down Under

Coober Pedy, Andamooka, White Cliffs and Lightning Ridge. They are wild and unruly places surrounded by a moonscape of mullock humps where people fight against horrendous climate conditions in their search for precious gemstones.

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.

Map of Lightning Ridge Opal Fields from the brochure “Opals in NSW” by the dept of Mineral Resources - NSW

“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

Australian opals account for of the world’s supply. Learn about Australia’s geological history, the start of its opal trade, and its sources.

Opalton Location

Opalton Location

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

Information about how to apply for the Queensland Housing Finance Loan, including eligibility and how much it will cost

The National Opal Collection | The Australian Opal Fields

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

Australian Opal Fields

Australian opals account for of the world’s supply. Learn about Australia’s geological history, the start of its opal trade, and its sources.

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.

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

Map of Opalton QLD 4735

Map of Opalton QLD 4735

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).

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Opalton designated fossicking land | Recreation, sport and arts | Queensland Government

Opalton designated fossicking land | Recreation, sport and arts | Queensland Government

Map of Lightning Ridge opal region

Documents a trip to the renowned opal fields of Lightning Ridge, Koroit, Yowah, and Quilpie.

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Map of Australian opal deposits

Documents a trip to the renowned opal fields of Lightning Ridge, Koroit, Yowah, and Quilpie.

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