Black Andamooka Matrix Opal

A porous white opal found only in Andamooka, Australia is known as Black Matrix Opal. It has been popular since the 1950's when it was discovered that this very white opal could be dyed almost black giving the color patterns in the opal a better background in which to dance and play.

This type of opal is very stunning, almost having the appearance of black opal. This type of opal is becoming very difficult to source as reserves and mining activities at Andamooka dwindle.