The world’s largest opal bearing region, producing over 80% of Australia’s opal. Located in South Australia, Coober Pedy is the opal capital of the world. Opal was first discovered in 1915 at Coober Pedy and soon after grew into a mining centre. By 1920 a town had sprouted with a post office, a store and plans for an underground water tank. After these first few years, the village went through fluctuations in popularity with mining almost halted during World War II. By the end of the 1960s, it was evolving into a modern mining town thanks to the increasing interest in the precious stones found beneath the soil and the advent of mechanisation transforming the small mining village into a multi-million dollar region.
At the Opal Shop, we have a diverse range of pieces from the Coober Pedy region. We almost always have a video as well as a verbal and written description of the items. Our price and descriptions are as fair and understandable as possible, determined by theOpal Shop Owner, expert and buyer of 20 years.