Buy Black Opal Rough Parcels online direct from the mines at wholesale prices. Opal Auctions has all types of Rough Opal including Black Opal Rough, Boulder Opal Rough and Coober Pedy Rough Opal. Opal Auctions has the largest online section of Rough Opal with over 10,000 pieces and parcels.
Black opal rough is one of the most expensive rough opal to purchase, With boulder opal you can buy by kilos or tonnes with black rough opal field the price is worked out in carats
Black opal rough can be purchase direct from opal miner a s virgin untouched rough or worked by miner to expose colours in rough or potch completely taken away and offered a s a rub
A rub shows the most colour but is sold at premium to rough opal
Most rough is covered in potch or shin cracker or semi grey rough so it is hard to see if the rough will cut good opal or not
As back opal is so expensive these days it is very rare to buy parcel lot direct from the miner as nearly everyone now works the rough to see if there are any hidden gems inside.
When buying parcel opal rough there normally is one to two really good pieces and rest more average material. New cutters are keen to see if there are any good chances and rub down best ones first and we see lot parcels rubbed down incorrectly
I once sold $800 parcel to friend who ha d just started cutting an d it was good value lot under priced but he showed me the next day that he had rubbed down parcel upside down and lucky to be worth hundred dollars.so best always make it policy to cut opal that show the least potential or larger and less colour before starting on best ones.
Experienced cutters who work for opal miners know how opal changes in depth so don’t try and out guess them a s they have lot experience cutting for miners and have a more educated estimate of how a parcel will cut. Enjoy cutting and polishing your black opal rough parcels and rubs