Join us on this blog as we explore the opal fields of Andamooka. Check out the unique types of opal found in this remote South Australian town. Whilst Coober Pedy is the largest producer of white opal in Australia, Andamooka produces stunning black matrix opal, crystal opal, seam opal and white fire opal. These different opals make gorgeous rings, pendants and earrings as well as specimen stones.
Mintabie opal is getting harder to find. Especially now that the government has closed the town and very little mining is allowed on the opal fields. Here is a but of information about the history of Mintabie and the opal that it can produce.