Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, Melbourne

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Gift & Specialty Shop · Hidden Gem · Shopping
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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  • If you've a half an hour to spare it's worth a visit. Learn the history of the larger than life character that started it all.  more »
  • In addition to the beautiful opals this family run store has you get an education about the different types of opals. Whole experience was very enjoyable with no pressure shopping.  more »
  • Absolutely fantastic. Would recommend highly. Great service, understanding and lovely staff, super helpful and wonderful selection of opals. Definitely check out the reptiles 🦎 thank you for a excellent service and experience.
  • So down to earth. If you are looking to buy opals go here! Other stores just don’t compare when it comes to selection and service. We learned a lot and had so much fun picking out boulder opals. Unfortunately this was our last stop before we had to catch a flight and one of my biggest regrets of my time in Melbourne is not allowing more time to shop here.

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