Lightning Ridge Opal

Australian Lightning Ridge Opal has been very sought after since it was first discovered in Australia in 1903. Black opal, black crystal opal, dark crystal and even crystal opals in both nobbies and seam are mined in Lightning Ridge with bright flashes of red, orange, gold purple, green and blue colors.

Producing most of the worlds black fire opal and with a population of around 3,000 people, Lightning Ridge is a bustling community that will be mining opal well into the future.