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Hidden spots to find opal in Lightning Ridge

Mining in Lightning Ridge

Nine hours west of New South Wales’ coastline is a town that consists of a few restaurants, a couple of pubs, and one surprisingly decked-out grocery store; Lightning Ridge. Home to more than just a well-stocked IGA supermarket, Lightning Ridge is renowned by collectors, miners, and admirers for the beautiful black opal that can be found under its sun-baked plains. Lightning Ridge is known for producing some of the finest opals on earth so it’s no wonder it has become a popular spot for miners and opal-fanatics to settle down in the, sometimes lengthy, search for its rich, black beauty. So, is it possible for anyone to find opal in…

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Opal Stories

Justin and Melinda sit down to chat about the opal stories of some of our stock. You asked and we listened! In our last video on Justin’s Personal Opal Collection you asked us to go through the opals on our site and tell more stories of their origin. Nine different opals, four different fields. Their opal stories brought to you by Justin, Melinda, and two cups of coffee. Wyoming opal field, Lightning Ridge, New South Wales Justin and Melinda lead with six opal stories from a field called Wyoming in Lightning Ridge. As you drive in to Wyoming opal field you are greeted by a horse and cart from the…

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Trusted Trader Accreditation

We are now accredited “Trusted Traders” – YAY! But the real question is – who trusts us and why is this accreditation important? Customs agencies around the world monitor and clear all shipments – including ours. In the literally millions of packages cleared each day accredited companies are recognised as businesses with a secure supply chain and compliant trade practices. This accreditation was difficult to obtain and in Australia we are proudly No. 189. We join the ranks of much larger organisations such as DHL, FedEx, Bunnings, Argyle Diamonds and Rio Tinto. Government officials have independently assessed and accredited our business against World Customs Organization standards. There is a Trusted Trader…

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