Welcome to Macs Opals Opal Guide

Here you can learn everything from What an Opal Is to Where Opals Come From & How to Buy Opals Online. There is a lot of information to take in so please feel free to come back as often as you need to.


Just starting out on your Opal adventure? In this section you can learn a lot about the basics of Opal, what types there are and where they come from. Here are some of the articles:

What Is An Opal: What is it and how did they come to be? Find out in this article.

Types of Opal: Boulder Opals, Black Opals, White Opals & More – how to tell what is what.

Opal Buying Guide: Looking to Buy an Opal, then this Opal Buying Guide is for you! Everything you need to know.


Interested in History, in this section you will find some great articles including When Opals were Discovered, What Opals signified throughout History, Certain Superstitions help towards Opals & some of the Famous Opals that Exist!

History of Opal: When Opal first poped up on the scene and its Significance.

Opal Facts & Myths: What the Truth? We clear up some of the common myths surrounding Opal.

Opal Superstitions: Were Opals always loved – not always it seemed.

Famous Opals Throughout History: Read about the famous Opals that exist.


Where are Opals mined in Australia. Here is a Guide to each of the different Opal mines & Opal fields in Australia.

Australian Opal Fields: Where each of the fields are located.

Queensland Opal Fields: Information of Koroit, Yowah & More.

New South Wales Opal Fields: A Preview

– White Cliff Opal Fields: Known for its White & Crystal Opal.

Lightning Ridge Opal Fields: The world capital of Black Opal.


Here you will find valuable Guides that can help you Look after your Opal & Buy Opal Online.

Opal Buying Guide: A full guide to Buying Opal.

Caring For Your Opal: Just bought some Opal? Find out the best way to Care for it.

Opal Fakes: Get The Real Opal Deal: Learn about the different types of fake Opal that exist and how to make sure you are getting what you pay for.