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Lightning Ridge Opal Mines

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Lightning Ridge Opal Mines

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DavePen49 wrote a review May 2020
Penmaenmawr, United Kingdom214 contributions71 helpful votes
If you've a half an hour to spare it's worth a visit. Learn the history of the larger than life character that started it all.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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marleneg918 wrote a review Mar. 2020
Cleveland, Ohio3 contributions
In addition to the beautiful opals this family run store has you get an education about the different types of opals. Whole experience was very enjoyable with no pressure shopping.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from lavenderpie, Manager at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines
Responded 26 Mar. 2020
Hi! Thank you for the great review.
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TimC wrote a review Jan. 2020
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Was looking to buy opal in Melbourne and having been put off by a previous pushy experience in another shop followed a trip adviser review and settled on Lightning Ridge. Sophie took 10 - 15 mins to give me a buyer's guide to opal before showing me pieces that suited my budget. I never felt pressured, felt that i got good value for money and found exactly the pieces i was after. If you're looking to buy opal in Melbourne i would strongly recommend you shop at Lightning Ridge. I am very pleased i did. Thanks Sophie.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from lavenderpie, Manager at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines
Responded 18 Jan. 2020
That's really lovely feedback. I will pass this on to Sophie. Thank you!!
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AeroncaGuy wrote a review Jan. 2020
Putney, VT10 contributions4 helpful votes
Little did I expect to pet a friendly skink when I walked down the stairs to Lighting Ridge Opal store... Staffed by friendly, thoughtful and informative staff, this is a gemstone store plus a small zoo. I was given a wonderful demonstration of how opals are polished and graded. This is a family business with many of the folks who work there descended from the opal miner founder. I found their prices competitive and their quality, high. Bought a lovely pair of silver + opal ear rings + pendant with a stylized kangaroo setting. They were also very helpful with a disabled friend who accompanied me.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from lavenderpie, Manager at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines
Responded 13 Jan. 2020
Thank you very much for the kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit!
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Randall M wrote a review Nov. 2019
Los Angeles, California102 contributions8 helpful votes
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As we walked down the stairs we were immediately greeted by the friendly staff. The staff demonstrated how opals are cut and what noodling is all about. This is a family run business with a long history. An added bonus are the snakes and lizards. The family is as passionate about animals as they are opals. There is an excellent selection of opals to choose from with a price point for everyone. I purchased a necklace for my mother which I know she will enjoy. Must see in Melbourne!! Thanks to the staff for an excellent experience!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from lavenderpie, Manager at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines
Responded 13 Nov. 2019
Hi. Thanks for the fabulous review. We are so so grateful!!!
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