Lightning Ridge is well known as one of the best mining sites in the world for Black Opal. It has the nickname Black Opal Country. Read More
Crystal Opal is transparent / translucent in comparison to other opals. It ranks as a N8 and N9 on the Opal Body Tone Scale (N1 being black opal and N9 being crystal opal). Lightning Ridge Crystal Opal usually offers some very unique and bright patterns and colour plays such as rolling flash’s, mosaic and pinfire patterns. It is justifiably known as an expensive type of crystal opal in comparison to Coober Pedy Crystal Opal.