Buy Coober Pedy Opal Rough online direct from the mines at wholesale prices.Opal rough has been popular from these opal fields for over century. The opal forms in seam opal veins in towns around Coober Pedy and is known through the world as white opal with fire colours as base or potch of this opal is white porcelain colours to dark colours but mostly china white with bright fire colours on top
So rough ha s always been popular form new cutters to professional cutters.
Most popluar opal fields have been Olympic,Allan rise,White Cliffs all know for white opal rough
Even the houses are built underground and carved from this white potch a sif you ever go underground you can see bright white potch walls and its very pleasant o live underground a s average 20 degrees all year round.
Also painted ladies are found in the area, but they are rarly cut as they make good specimens but price is determined by how many opals you could cut from these.Some do have thick color bars so cutters should study each one closely to see fi worth cutting into stones.
Belemites are also found with this white opal rough and can display multi fire colours.The belemite is opalized from ancient sea creature similar it squid.
Crystal parcels rough have been used by jewelry to make inlay jewelry as this are has lot shell opals and thes e break up when mining but are ideal to set in jewelry as inlay as small pieces are used to make fantastic opal inlay jewelry and crystals from this area are ideal for this work