Opal Miners Gem Cut

Opal Miner’s Gem Cut

When my two opal miner friends said they had “the best nobby opal we have ever mined,” my curiosity was immediately piqued. They were unsure … Read more

Lightning Ridge Mine

Opal Town

We hit the road again and this time it’s straight to Opal Town!Lightning Ridge is one of my favorite places to visit.The town holds many … Read more

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Young Guns Opal Hunters

Jaymin Sullivan of the Young Guns Opal Hunters (from the Outback Opal Hunters) happened to drop by my workshop.With him, he brought one of the … Read more

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Mining in Lightning Ridge

Our Lightning Ridge road trip was way overdue, however, we finally were able to jump in the car and head south-west to the best mining … Read more

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My Opal Journey

Over the years my beaten by sand jar has grown, along with a collection of sentimental pieces from my journey as an opal cutter.I wanted … Read more

Opal Mining

Opal mines are amazing and dangerous places. Most people imagine mines to be like a coal mine, a diamond mine, or a gold mine, but … Read more

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Opal Mining Strike

You can feel the ‘buzz in the air’  in this short video clip… Opal Mining Strike. Justin has just received news from his mining crew at … Read more

Opal Mines

There are many different opal fields in Australia. Most of the opal fields are in New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia. All of the … Read more

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