Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, Melbourne

4.9
#10 of 68 in Shopping in Melbourne
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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  • I have enjoyed cutting and polishing opals when I was a rock hound as a youth. That was many many years ago but I looked for a room to perhaps getting some opal rough to play with. They have a set up ...  more »
  • We stopped in during our visit to Melbourne. The opals they have here are truly amazing and beautiful. Loved learning about the history of Lightning Ridge and the process of how to find and clean opal...  more »
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  • 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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