Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, Melbourne

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Learn more about one of the most coveted gemstones at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines. Join a tour where the staff will take you through the complex and introduce you to the different types of opal. You'll see how they are processed and treated from mine to market, including the ways they're crafted into jewelry and other pieces. Afterwards, stop in the shop to browse items at reasonable prices. Using our international travel planner, Melbourne attractions like Lightning Ridge Opal Mines can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This spot is distinguished from the other opal sales outlets by the free and interesting displays and explanations of opal mining, cutting and polishing. A side curiosity is a live animal display of s...  more »
  • After visiting a couple of other opal stores and practically having to peel the death grip of the sales people from our arms to escape, this was such a delightful change. The owner's daughter (and I a...  more »
  • The jewelry selection was terrific. The young blonde woman was sho helpful. We also enjoyed the history and wildlife.  more »

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