Opal Mines of Australia Opal mines of Australia were discovered back in the mid-nineteenth century. Often they were discovered by chance while various outback men were going about duties far removed from the idea of looking for precious gems, in this case, opal. Since this article was written, Mike cleaned out this hole but in […]
The Australian Opal Mines are an ongong source of facination for opal miners and visitors over a hundred years of time. Many millions of dollars of precious opal have been cleaved from the harsh outback opal fields by men and women of determination and vision. Here is a glimpse of each of the main opal fields.