We visit the Australian Opal Centre in Lightning Ridge and explore examples of Australian opal, from many different locations.
DON’T MISS PART 2: OPAL OF THE WORLD -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH4SjkVx3QE 😄
Special thanks to Jenni Brammall at the Australian Opal Centre.
This is by no means an exhaustive look at Australian opal. There are many other opal fields and opal bearing areas, and heaps more examples of opal formations, types, colours and weird quirks of geology. If there's a particular area or type of opal you'd like to see more about, please leave a comment!
These examples were chosen from a selection of specimens; they don't necessarily represent the "best of the best" of each opal category. They're all beautiful, though!
More info on the locations mentioned:
Lightning Ridge on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightning_Ridge,_New_South_Wales
Lightning Ridge visitor information: https://lightningridgeinfo.com.au
White Cliffs on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Cliffs,_New_South_Wales
White Cliffs visitor information: http://www.whitecliffsnsw.com.au
Tintenbar on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tintenbar,_New_South_Wales
Tintenbar visitor information: https://www.discoverballina.com.au/visit/our-region/towns-villages/tintenbar
Winton on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winton,_Queensland
Winton visitor information: http://www.experiencewinton.com.au/visitor-information-centre
Yowah on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yowah
Yowah visitor information:
Coober Pedy on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coober_Pedy
Coober Pedy visitor information: https://www.cooberpedy.sa.gov.au/tourism
Mintabie on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mintabie,_South_Australia
Andamooka on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andamooka,_South_Australia
Andamooka visitor information: http://www.andamooka.sa.au
"Unwritten Return" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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