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Lightning Ridge Opal Mines

63 Elizabeth St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 4444
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Melbourne's Number One Experience! Come in and learn about Australia's National Gemstone. Browse and select from our stunning selection of opals and opal jewellery and check out our Wildlife display - a little piece of the Outback in Melbourne's CBD. We are open Mon-Fri 9.30Am - 5.30Pm and Sat/Sun from 10.00Am-5.00Pm.
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63 Elizabeth St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Not to be missed! Our family had spent the entire day shopping around for an opal and whilst visiting the usual arcades and even an opal shop opposite the town hall, we could not find something that suited us. We were about to miss Light...More

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lavenderpie, Manager at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

Thanks for the lovely review. We're glad you came to visit us!

Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Ive bought boulder opals last year but realized I made the wrong choices. I emailed to inform Atheka about my plan of returning the boulder opals to be exhanged for items of my choice. Atheka replied I can do so anytime whenever I visit Melbourne...More

Thank Daniel A
lavenderpie, Manager at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thank you so much for such a positive review. We're glad you were happy with the outcome.

Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

I concur fully with other positive reviews, and am so pleased I read my visitor guide, as our time spent here was very enjoyable and informative. A wonderful lady member of staff from Uruguay took us through the opal mining, polishing and valuing process. The...More

Thank LizWylie
lavenderpie, Manager at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Hi. Thanks for your very positive review. I will pass on your kind review to Nati. And glad you like the wildlife too!

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Been living in Melbourne and never knew it's here. We went to Coober Pedy for opal gems when there's right one in Melbourne. The owner is very welcoming and also the rest of the staffs. You can tell this one is the real deal as...More

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lavenderpie, Manager at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thank you for such a beautiful review of our store. You've made our day!

Reviewed 19 May 2017

We visited this dealer last March when we were on holiday in Melbourne and the service we got was far beyond excellent , the owner and staff we really great and the owner explained all about the production of mining of the opals , It...More

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lavenderpie, Manager at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thanks for taking the time give us such a glowing review. It's great that you had such a positive experience with us. Thank you!

Reviewed 12 May 2017

I picked up a free map at the tourist centre and it recommended to visit this opal shop. I think I would have gone past it if I wasn't looking for it, it's a small door leading down to a basement shop. Luckily it was...More

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lavenderpie, Manager at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thanks for the amazing review! We used to be listed as an Attraction, but Tripadvisor changed our category (sadly!). We think that we're much more than just a shop too! Thanks again - we're really grateful.

Reviewed 21 March 2017

We were very impressed with the introduction to opals- from mining to polishing to varieties and doublets, triplets and solid stones. The shop had a wonderful selection of jewelry and loose stones. If you don't see what you are looking for, ask- there are drawers...More

Thank Susan L
lavenderpie, Manager at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

Thank you for the fantastic review. We trust you had a great holiday!

Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

If you have 10 minutes to spare pop in and take a look around. Nick will insist on giving you a quick tour, and he's a charming chap. Just go with the flow! We found it really interesting, though when we went into the little...More

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lavenderpie, Manager at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Love this review! The spiders are a bit much to take. Thanks for taking the time to tell the tripadvisor world about us. It's much appreciated.

Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Fascinating and passionate about their craft. The lizards that you can hold and touch are a fabulous bonus. Athica was a joy to listen to and even though we did not buy anything this time we will be back.

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lavenderpie, Manager at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2017

Hi, We're truly grateful for your kind words. The lizards are fantastic, aren't they? And the opals are pretty nice too! Thanks for the five star endorsement.

Reviewed 21 December 2016

Walking past the door, the name caught my eye and I went down into a little basement area in the centre of Melbourne to see a room full of opals. A lovely young girl showed a small group of us how opals are discovereed, polished...More

Thank Anne-Marie1963
lavenderpie, Manager at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2016

Lovely review Anne-Marie. We hope to see you again soon!

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