Boulder Opal & Boulder Opal Carvings

AUSTRALIAN BOULDER OPAL. Mineshaft has a large range of Boulder Opal and Boulder Opal carvings. Boulder opal is the term used for opal that occurs in ironstone boulders. The opal infills cracks within the boulder creating a unique type of opal. Peter had two boulder opal mines in Queensland. His Rainbow opal mine provides a lot of the boulder opal in Mineshaft. This has been cut into stones and also used for unique carvings and polished collectables. Click on the images to see a full size picture.

INFORMATION For information contact us at mineshaft@webone.com.au.

HOW TO PURCHASE E mail us with the code of the product and the price.

PAYMENT We accept PAYPAL for worldwide purchases. Australian customers can pay by PAYPAL, CHEQUE or DIRECT DEPOSIT

OUR RAINBOW OPAL MINE North west Queensland

OUR
RAINBOW OPAL MINE
North west Queensland

BOULDER OPAL MINE. This is our RAINBOW mine. We mined this deposit for several years and obtained some wonderful material from it. More importantly we had a great time and many exciting moments.

 

BOULDER OPAL ELEPHANT pair A$750 pair

BOULDER OPAL
ELEPHANT pair
A$750 pair

 

side view showing BOULDER OPAL outside

side view showing BOULDER OPAL
outside

BOULDER OPAL ELEPHANT

BOULDER OPAL
ELEPHANT

Close up of Opal nodule in carving

Close up of Opal nodule
in carving

AUSTRALIAN BOULDER OPAL carving. Here is a matched pair of elephants holding up a nodule of opal. Each half is 90mm high. The price for the pair is A$750.

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BOULDER OPAL ‘cameo’ set in sterling silver

AUSTRALIAN BOULDER OPAL carvings set in sterling silver pendants. There are lots more boulder opal pendants in OPALS-JEWELLERY-SILVER SOLID OPAL.  Click on image for a larger picture.

Close up of the opal on the same BOULDER OPAL carving

Close up of the same BOULDER OPAL carving

Boulder Opal Lizard carving

AUSTRALIAN BOULDER OPAL CARVING. This piece of Boulder Opal is from our Rainbow mine. It has a Lizard carved on the side It measures 105mm by 69mm by 31mm and weighs 299 grams. The price is A$300. Click on image for a larger picture.

Boulder Gem Opal with crocodile. Peter could have cut this piece into a few gem opals. The pattern is fabulous and the crocodile is wrapped around the gem opal. The piece measures  55 mm by 28 mm by 11  mm and weighs 168 carats. It could be set in a large magnificent pendant or just kept for the magnificent collectable carving it is. The price is A$1500.

BOULDER OPAL sphere A$50

BOULDER OPAL sphere
A$50

AUSTRALIAN BOULDER OPAL SPHERE Code 20250287 A$50

AUSTRALIAN BOULDER OPAL SPHERE
Code 20250287
A$50

AUSTRALIAN BOULDER OPAL SPHERE Code 20250287 A$50

AUSTRALIAN BOULDER OPAL SPHERE
Code 20250287
A$50

AUSTRALIAN BOULDER OPAL spheres. These are nicely polished 30mm spheres in Boulder Opal Matrix from our Rainbow mine.  They weigh 42 grams and the price is A$50 each.

BOULDER OPAL 20mm sphere A$15

BOULDER OPAL
20mm sphere
A$15

BOULDER OPAL 20mm sphere A$15

BOULDER OPAL
20mm sphere
A$15

BOULDER OPAL 20mm spheres A$15 each

AUSTRALIAN BOULDER OPAL MARBLES. These are cut from boulder opal found at our Rainbow mine. We don’t have many left but here is the ultimate marble for those that can still remember the game. Only $15 each. Click on the image for a larger picture.

Close up top BOULDER OPAL Ring "box" A$300

Close up top
BOULDER OPAL Ring “box”
A$300

Side view BOULDER OPAL Ring "box" A$300

Side view
BOULDER OPAL Ring “box”
A$300

Special BOULDER OPAL Ring "box" A$300

Special
BOULDER OPAL Ring “box”
A$300

BOULDER OPAL RING BOX. Want to give that special ring in a special box. Perhaps for popping the marriage question. Well here it is. A beautiful polished piece of BOULDER OPAL that has a ring compartment inside. The pieces are held together by magnets cut into the inside of the boulder.  The ‘box’ measures 70mm by 44mm by 44mm and weighs 213 grams. The price…..A$300

 AUSTRALIAN BOULDER OPAL jewellery pieces

Below are typical boulder opal cut stones that we use in our own jewellery. These make perfect gifts for any one looking for a piece of Australia or simply a beautiful gemstone.

BOULDER OPAL 20mm x 12mm 9.9 carats A$300

BOULDER OPAL
20mm x 12mm
9.9 carats
A$300

BOULDER OPAL 35mm x 13mm 26.5 carats A$500

BOULDER OPAL
35mm x 13mm
26.5 carats
A$500

BOULDER OPAL 31mm by15mm 28 carats A$150

BOULDER OPAL
31mm by15mm
28 carats
A$150

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BOULDER OPAL 22mm x12mm 13.7 carats A$450

BOULDER OPAL
22mm x12mm
13.7 carats
A$450

BOULDER OPAL 23mm x 16mm 21.1 carats A$300

BOULDER OPAL
23mm x 16mm
21.1 carats
A$300

BOULDER OPAL 23mm x 12mm 15.3 carats A$500

BOULDER OPAL (wave)
23mm x 12mm
15.3 carats
A$500

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BOULDER OPAL 23mm x 21mm 20 carats A$150

BOULDER OPAL
23mm x 21mm
20 carats
A$150

BOULDER OPAL 30mm x 26mm 76 carats A$200

BOULDER OPAL
30mm x 26mm
76 carats
A$200

BOULDER OPAL 37 mm x 24mm 41 carats A$300

BOULDER OPAL
37 mm x 24mm
41 carats
A$300

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BOULDER OPAL MATRIX 20mm x 19mm 29.2 carats A$150

BOULDER OPAL MATRIX
20mm x 19mm
29.2 carats
A$150

BOULDER OPAL 17mm x 13mm 7.9 carats A$150

BOULDER OPAL
17mm x 13mm
7.9 carats
A$150

BOULDER OPAL 27mm x 17mm 19.5 carats A$200

BOULDER OPAL
27mm x 17mm
19.5 carats
A$200

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BOULDER OPAL MATRIX 44 mm x 30mm 179 carats A$

BOULDER OPAL MATRIX
44 mm x 30mm
179 carats
A$150

BOULDER OPAL MATRIX 30 mm x 23 mm 60 carats A$300

BOULDER OPAL MATRIX
30 mm x 23 mm
60 carats
A$300

BOULDER OPAL MATRIX 43mm x 30mm 92 carats A$

BOULDER OPAL MATRIX
43mm x 30mm
92 carats
A$200

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BOULDER OPAL MATRIX 27mm x 25mm 34 carats A$150

BOULDER OPAL MATRIX
27mm x 25mm
34 carats
A$150

BOULDER OPAL MATRIX 37mm x 25mm 54 carats A$150

BOULDER OPAL MATRIX
37mm x 25mm
54 carats
A$150

GIANT BOULDER OPAL MATRIX 55mm x 28mm 68 carats A$150

GIANT BOULDER OPAL MATRIX
55mm x 28mm
68 carats
A$150

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3 large matched Boulder Opal pairs

Here are 3 interesting large matched pairs of Boulder opal. Great value for $100 pair. Click on image for a larger picture.

Back of the same stone

Back of the same stone

Close up same stone

Close up same stone

Large Boulder Opal picture stone

This is a larger Boulder Opal picture stone with wonderful patterns. It weighs 100 carats and the price is A$300/ Click on image for a larger picture.

Back of Same boulder Opal

Back of
Same boulder Opal

Another view Same boulder Opal

Another view
Same boulder Opal

Boulder Opal polished collectable piece

Same Boulder Opal picture of top

AUSTRALIAN BOULDER OPAL. This is a nice collectable piece from our Rainbow mine. It weighs 214 carats and costs A$300. Click on image for a larger picture.

BOULDER OPAL $50 pieces

BOULDER OPAL
$100 pieces

Australian BOULDER OPAL A$100

Australian BOULDER OPAL
A$100

Australian BOULDER OPAL A$100 each

Australian BOULDER OPAL
A$100 each

$100 boulder opals

AUSTRALIAN BOULDER OPAL. Here is a selection of boulder opals at A$100 each plus postage.  Buy 6 for A$500. Send us an e mail for a picture of some more. Click on image for a bigger picture.

AUSTRALIAN BOULDER OPAL A$50 each

AUSTRALIAN BOULDER OPAL
A$50 each

AUSTRALIAN BOULDER OPAL A$50 each

AUSTRALIAN BOULDER OPAL
A$50 each

$50 boulder opal selection

Here is a selection from our A$50 (plus postage) each boulder opals. Buy 12 for A$500. Send us an e-mail for more pictures. Click on picture for a bigger image.

Close up of 3 $25 polished Boulder Opals

Close up of 3
$25 polished Boulder Opals

Close up of 3 $25 polished Boulder Opals

Close up of 3
$25 polished Boulder Opals

$25 Boulder Opals

Here is a selection from our A$25 (plus postage) boulder opals. Buy 12 pieces for A$250. Send us an e mail and we will send you pictures of some  current stock. Click on image for a larger picture.

Exquisitely detailed Lizard family in Boulder opal

Close up of Lizards

Close up of another lizard

This boulder opal carving of a lizard family has been master carved and the boulder opal is laced with bright veinlets of opal. The carving took many weeks and the detail is just simply exquisite. The carving measures 21cm x 18cm x 9cm. The price is A$4000. Click on image for a larger picture.

Another view of lizard family

 

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Elephants in Boulder Opal

Back of Boulder opal

Close up of elephant

This is a nicely carved  group of elephants in boulder opal. It weighs 922 grams.  The price is A$600. Click on image for a larger picture.

Elephants in Boulder Opal

 

BOULDER OPAL specimen (153 grams) A$100

BOULDER OPAL specimen
(153 grams)
A$100

BOULDER OPAL specimen (45 grams) A$100

BOULDER OPAL specimen
(45 grams)
A$100

BOULDER OPAL specimen (95 grams) A$100

BOULDER OPAL specimen
(95 grams)
A$100

AUSTRALIAN BOULDER OPAL specimen. These pieces are all nice specimens showing colour. The price is A$100 each.

AUSTRALIAN QUARZITE BOULDER OPAL. This type of boulder comes from Andamooka in South Australia and is known as a “Painted Lady” This specimen as some beautiful polished multi colour on the surface. It weighs 1.24 kilo and the price is A$950

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