Opal Fossils

Opal fossils are opals formed in the cavity left underground by an animal that has perished and left the shape of its former self to … Read more

Natural Opal

Natural opal is the term used for opal that has naturally formed in the ground in areas where silica is in high concentration through the … Read more

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More Tips on Dopping Opal

For more information on dopping opal and mearning to cut, please visit our Opal Cutting Guide.

Matrix Opal

Matrix opal is a treated opal that comes from in Australia. It is defined as opal in host rock. The main field that produces this … Read more

Lightning Ridge Opal

There are many types of rough opal from many parts of the world. Rough opal comes in many forms, shapes and sizes. In Ethiopia, opal … Read more

Lightning Ridge

Lightning Ridge is a tiny opal-mining town about 70 kilometres south of the Queensland border in New South Wales and 700 kilometres north-west of Sydney. … Read more

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Green Blue Opal

There are many categories of opal when it comes to grading them out. Opals of all different colors are and have different values depending on … Read more

Crystal Opals

Crystal opals are found in almost every area where gem colored opal is formed. Lightning Ridge has produced some of the best crystal opals I … Read more

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Cooceran Opal Tour

Welcome back to Black Opal Direct! This week I want to take you to the heart of the opal country. To see where the best … Read more

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