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.
In this Blog we talk about a few of the different types of Boulder Opal that can be found in Australia. Boulder opal is one of my favourites! With its earthy tones and natural aussie outback backing it really highlights the gemmy opal entangled within the host rock! Cutting boulder opal can be challenging but we have done all the hard work for you. Check out our Boulder opal range in our store at www.opalquest.com