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Lightning Ridge in New South Wales, Australia is the world's only significant commercial source of black opal - the rarest and most valuable form of opal. Premium quality semi-black and crystal opal is also found in this area. Mining commenced in 1902 and it continues today on approximately two hundred distinct opal fields.
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Lightning Ridge
2.79 carat Lightning Ridge opal

Price: $1,050



The darkest sunflash crystal with a consistent large blocky pattern of alternating red, blue, green, orange that shows best with bright light over shoulder.

Weight: 2.79ct
Dimensions: 12x11x3mm
Lightning Ridge
3.09 carat Lightning Ridge opal

Price: $245



Very pretty blue pendant stone with some green flash amidst the swirls of black. Undeniably Ridge opal and priced low enough for everyday wear.

Weight: 3.09ct
Dimensions: 10x13x4mm

Lightning Ridge
3.46 carat Lightning Ridge opal

Price: $84



A fun picture stone with the grey and black "magpie potch". The green is bright and glittery enough even in moderate light to make this a nice opal.

Weight: 3.46ct
Dimensions: 15x11x3mm
Lightning Ridge
3.74 carat Lightning Ridge opal

Price: $1,015



Excellent stone. Precious opal top-to-bottom. Minor sand spots in face and interior inclusion in lower left center. Still an outstanding opal.

Weight: 3.74ct
Dimensions: 13x9x5mm

Lightning Ridge
4.05 carat Lightning Ridge opal

Price: $346



Bright seam opal on a dark potch base. Blue, green, orange, and gold colors are bright even in moderate to low light. Large impressive flat-topped face.

Weight: 4.05ct
Dimensions: 14x9x4mm
Lightning Ridge
4.11 carat Lightning Ridge opal

Price: $1,540



Real designer's delight. Semi-crystal opal with color throughout. The line visible in the interior is "growth line" between two opal layers, not a crack.

Weight: 4.11ct
Dimensions: 18x8x5.5mm