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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  • 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. 
    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. 
    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 »
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  • Thanks Jonas for giving us the best possible experience with opals. We truly appreciate your patience, amazing vibes and knowledgeable character. You made our last day in Melbourne memorable. This place has magic on it, definitely worth it to visit and observe the amazing treasures that Nick Le Souëf discovered. All the best for you and we will come to visit you again for a glass of Prosecco 🍸🍸cheers Michelle & Tobias
  • I took my son in there hours ago and he is still peaking over it!! It was so educational and exciting. Totally recommend!!!!

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