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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  • Opals are Australia's national gemstone; it produces most of the world's supply, so it makes sense to buy them while you are visiting Australia. At the Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, you can learn to... 
    Opals are Australia's national gemstone; it produces most of the world's supply, so it makes sense to buy them while you are visiting Australia. At the Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, you can learn to...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • The BEST opal shop in Melbourne. It is always such a delight visiting Lightning Ridge Opal Mines as the staff are so friendly and welcoming. Happy to spend as much time with you as you need, easy going and relaxed. No pressure with sales, just good customer service. The Opals are genuine and unique, well made into jewellery and prices are very reasonable. Thank you to all the wonderful staff for a memorable time.
  • Very warm and friendly greeting from the staff. I feel so relaxing going here and spend time to see as much opal as I want and there is no pressure with sales or anything. They even have a "mini" class about opals for guests, so impressive. The experience here is so different from other stores that I have been to. Opals here have a very reasonable price as they come directly from their mines. 100% will come here again.

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