Winton Boulder Opals
Winton Boulder Opals are found in the most northern region of the Queensland opal mining fields in central outback Queensland. The region of Winton where mining is conducted is the largest opal mining area in the World.Read More
Some mines are located as much as 5 hours drive away from the town, yet still considered to be part of the Winton mining region. Winton has produced some absolutely incredible boulder opals, and what many people believe to be the best quality of boulder opal. It is the only region of boulder mining where you can find large, full faced boulder opal (without ironstone being evident in the face). Common colors of Winton Boulder include blues and greens, whereas rarer colors include rainbows and reds. These opals are popularly used in pendant necklace designs, as well as in rings by jewelers around the World. They can also host fossilised vegetation or wood which can be very interesting to collect or use in jewelry design. The Winton region is also well known for its discovery of dinosaur fossils. Every piece of boulder opal is unique; one and only.