Australian white opal, what is it? It is also know as milky or milk opal. It is recognized by their light body tone. Because of the light body colour the colours are generally not as vibrant as the fabled Black Opal. All the colours can be had in this opal. Generally these stones have less vibrant colours. Sometimes colourless potch may be left on the back of the colour bar.
White opal is a lot more common than Black Opal. The main fields include Cober Pedy. This a town with the surrounding area with opal bearing ground. Andamooka is a town east of Cober Pedy. This famous for its matrix. While Mintabie being north west of the main town . Mintabie opal could be thought of as a gray body tone compared to Cober’s white opal
Looking for a unique opal? Opalshop is the place to buy. Remember when buying here are a couple of points. You need to settle on the stone with the use and jewelry design in mind. At OpalShop we have a great variety of material available for sale or just to look at. Be aware though, because of the demand for the best stock of opal changes on a daily basis If you ever get a chance to visit the “White Opal Capital”. Please come out and say hello.