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Black Opal

What Is Black Opal?


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is the rarest and most valuable type of opal.Black opal is generally found as an opal bar (or bars) of various colours forming natural water horizontals in dark grey to black opal 'potch nobbies' or 'opal nodules'. The unique patterns in black opal are as complex as an artist's imagination
Few realize that 99.9% of the world's opal supply of this radiant, dark, lustrous gem is mined at only two pinpoints on the globe-- the Australian towns of Lightning Ridge in New South Wales (the black opal capital) and Mintabie in South Australia (Home of Mintabie black opal).


At the Black Opal Mine, we are a major supplier of quality black opal. We offer parcels of rough or cut stone as well as high quality individual gems. We can offer fantastic savings on these opals as we make regular trips to the opal fields in Lightning Ridge where we source our stones.

This web-site is currently still in development. In order to see more opals and to make some great opal bargains in black opal, white opal, boulder opal, and rough opal please check out the OpalShop web-site.

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