Black Opal is Australia’s national gemstone. Found in the Lightning Ridge area in northwestern New South Wales, black opals are natural, solid stones that absorb scattered white light, giving it brilliant spectral colors.
This is the Virgin Rainbow opal, a 72 carat black opal considered by some to be the finest opal ever. It will be displayed publicly for first time at the South Australian Museum in Adelaide in Photo by Richard Lyons, courtesy of South Australian Museum
Did you know that of the worlds Opal is found in Australia? You also might not realise that depending on which Opal mine you are at you will find very different types of Australian Opal. You can find black Opal in New South Wales, white Opal in Queen
Exceptional and very rare Oregon opal with visual effect of being underwater when held to light.obtained at Opal Butte Mine. Oregon, USA ---- It looks like there is a dust-storm contained in this small gemstone