We now start to cut a parcel of gem quality rough White opals from White Cliff NSW. We also sell parcels of white opal in different quality with different price level.
Very little opals are found in White Cliff in last 20 years, very few people are still mining there now.
I drove to lightning Ridge a few weeks ago, where the best quality black opal are found. I went out onto the field to visit our old open cut mine and I was amazed to see how high the trees had grown. The NSW Mines Department rehabilitation work has achieved good result.