Opal mining towns have crystal from lightning Ridge grey and black stones.
Opal mining Sale on you can have all the colors of unique rare gemstone from around the world in one jewelry design. “Graham offers clients free of charge when purchasing stones over $191 free” His goldsmith will hand make 1 design jewelry to suit the gemstone purchased, include free insurance and postage to your home.
Opal mining and Graham design opal jewelry using the best stones in the designs, you can have all the colors of unique rare and different gemstone from around the world in one jewelry design.Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested in similar gems, and more information regarding top quality gemstones .
Opal mining towns you will not purchase cheaper than out on the fields around the mining towns, bargains compared to the international jewelry outlets . The Internet is also a very affordable medium with many bargains to be found Jewelry shops in the Ridge do have a display of l jewelry . Unfortunately like most jewelry centers internationally jewelry is never in opal jewelry abundance , “I would clearly recommend the Internet for jewelry designs” World wide web is available to everybody in every corner of the world . There are some websites specializing in jewelry designs ,specializing only in this gemstone market. Like my site you can purchase a gemstone and we can have our silver and goldsmith custom-make to your specifications and design.
Opal Mining Towns.
Out on the mining fields around the mining towns of L/R there is artisans baths cost free open hours: 24 hours all year round, soak in the naturally heated thermal therapeutic baths” soothe your aches you may fine a gemstone as some miners still attend the baths regularly, but at least you’ll hear some mining yarns at the lightning Ridge free artisans hot bath .
This is quite a place there has been many unusual things known to happen here the odd ghost might appear at midnight or maybe someone might be conceived in the early hours of the morning, this place has seen it all the tales and stories of long past explores and pioneers the while Colonial men of the past used to regularly visit the baths . Where to days travelers from northern Queensland the southern States Victoria New South Wales all drop in here as their passing through the black Opal capital of the world sharing their stories of their adventures around Australia ,along with all the international tourist sharing their international tales and stories at the lightning Ridge hot miner’s therapeutic baths.
Australian Opal Centre Free entry opening Hours: 1pm – 5pm not every day, someday by appointment, its situated in the heart of town you will find information, books, posters, postcards, Lifelike dinosaur, opal fossil collection. The Australian Opal Centre is an national museum being developed in Lightning Ridge New South Wales Australia, display research the greatest ever public collection of Australian opal,fossils along with the colorful history and Heritage of the Australian mining fields.
They even have the arts in town ,Black Queen, outstanding outback theatre,performances daily at the black opal capital. Art galleries with a lot of quite brilliant and unusual Paintings of the mining fields.
Coopers Cottage historical mining setting embraces the living conditions of the mining pioneer.
Chambers of the Black hand carved on the walls of an opal cave, these captivating images have been created by local opal miner Ron . Chambers of The Black hand Egyptian chamber has humorous hieroglyphics. About a 10 minute drive from the heart of town towards the 4 mile and 3 mile opal fields of lightning Ridge.
Kangaroo Hill Complex fabulous display of rocks, minerals, shells, bottles and antiques.
Historical Society and Heritage Cottage Phone: 0419 639120. Gemstones first discovered at Lightning Ridge in the 1880s, and the first recorded mine shaft was sunk in 1901, probably by boundary rider Jack Murray. The Historical Society was formed in 1982 to protect an abandoned miner’s hut in the main street of Lightning Ridge the capital of the black Opal gemstone industry. Western Lands declared the block a Crown Reserve, Historical Reserve No. 96499. Today, the hut is maintained as a token to the old Opal gemstone hunters and old timers, open for inspection most days to locals and visitors.
Bottle House originally an opal miner’s camp practically in the heart of town also, there are many tour groups you can choose from and plenty of hotels and accommodation in lightning Ridge from caravan and camping to upmarket hotels.
Astronomer’s monument experience the eccentric mind of one of the Ridge’s late characters, on the way out of town past the bottle house turned to the left and drive down a dirt track where you can view his building.