Opals from Australian opal miners. This No Reserve category is
where opals will be offered at a starting price of $1.00 and sell to highest
bidder. Our opal cutters and miners offer natural opals from different opal
Lightning ridge has crystal and black opals that are in high
demand but production has been lower these last few years. Body tone N1 are in
high demand, and virgin rough opal is now scare as the miners will work the
rough to find the top gems which command soaring prices now.
Boulder opals are found over huge area of Queensland and
each area has its own unique opal finger print. Koroit and Yowah opal have deep
dark brown ironstone colour with Color tone patterns and veins of colour. Yowah
nuts are in high demand and rare.
These areas have lots mall operators compared to the other
areas in Queensland where bulldozers are required to remove over burden before
reaching opal bearing dirt. Boulder opals have opal colours on ironstone and
can cover the full face or be veins colours mixed in the ironstone, both are
attractive and reasonable prices and are popular in no reserve auctions.
Winton, Quilpie, Jundah all have reputation of good solid
opal and lot other smaller opal fields spear over thousands of miles. Matrix
opal also comes from these areas.
Mintabe, Andamooka and White cliffs are nearly cleaned out
or small production with only handful miners working these areas.
Cooper Pedy is still the white opal capital of Australia
with more consistent supply or opals that are ideal for matching as pairs or
sets for opal jewelry
Australian opals are natural and if treated our sellers will
advise in description.