Yowah Opal Fields

Yowah Opal Field is located 104.62kms West of Cunnamulla, 116.11kms North of Hungerford, 154.11kms South of Quilpie and 302.96kms NorthEast of Tibooburra, in the state of Queensland, and also, Yowah Opal Field in Queensland is a locality about 830km west of Brisbane. Yowah Opal field is on the edge of the town of Yowah. There is a public fossicking area, so yo u can try your luck. The best places have been taken by miner's with leases. The Yowah nut opal is what you are looking for. Some local mines have tours. If in town check to see when the local opal markets are on, and the miners bring out thier wares, best chance to see some opal. A feature of the Yowah field is the occurance of precious opal in siliceous ironstone nodules generally referred to as "Yowah Nuts". These nuts range from about 5mm to 200mm across, have a spherical or ellipsoidal shape, and show alternate concentric rings or bands of light and dark brown siliceous ironstone. There is sometimes a kernal of precious opal which is the main source of the gem.

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