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Welcome to Opal Endeavours. We are a husband and wife team who enjoy mining Queensland Boulder Opal. We have several mining leases in Western Queensland, Australia and get immense delight out of seeing colour come out of a normally arid landscape.

We spend time out on the field and then bring the rough material back to the city where we process it and sell it on. The uniqueness of opal is that no two opals are identical so each piece provides it's own beauty and individuality.

Ken is a qualified jeweller and with some of the better pieces he makes one off jewellery items in sterling silver, 9ct, 14ct and 18ct yellow and white gold.

We also have Queensland Fairy Opal which is found in association with pipe opal. In the raw state the opal is not always visible in the sandstone and some material needs to be…

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  • Joined November 7, 2008

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Welcome to Opal Endeavours. We are a husband and wife team who enjoy mining Queensland Boulder Opal. We have several mining leases in Western Queensland, Australia and get immense delight out of seeing colour come out of a normally arid landscape.

We spend time out on the field and then bring the rough material back to the city where we process it and sell it on. The uniqueness of opal is that no two opals are identical so each piece provides it's own beauty and individuality.

Ken is a qualified jeweller and with some of the better pieces he makes one off jewellery items in sterling silver, 9ct, 14ct and 18ct yellow and white gold.

We also have Queensland Fairy Opal which is found in association with pipe opal. In the raw state the opal is not always visible in the sandstone and some material needs to be carbonised (blackened) to bring out the colour. Other pieces are left in their natural colour. Fairy opal is sometimes soft and therefore all material is stabilised with a polymer resin to maintain strength and durability.

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