These single rough opal gemstone from Coober Pedy are in their original natural state. They are uncut and untreated. These are for experts or beginners to cut and polish themselves, or to collect and use as-is.
Rough Opal is the natural form of Opal. It then takes many hours of delicate and precise handling by a skilled lapidarist to shape this material into the wonderous gems that can be seen. Because of this, rough Opal is an excellent bargain for those who wish to try their hand at carving something precious.
“You never know what you may find just beneath the surface.”
Coober Pedy is the largest Opal producing mine in the world and produces over 80% of all Australian Opal. It is generally white or light Opal that comes from this region. Like all Australian Opal, these pieces do not absorb water and do not need treating. Use our “refine” and “sorting” options to find your preferred item.
At the Opal Shop, we have a diverse range of single rough pieces from Coober Pedy. 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.