Opal is primarily composed of a solution of silicon dioxide and water. As water runs down through the earth, it picks up silica from sandstone, and carries this silica-rich solution into cracks and voids, caused by natural faults or decomposing fossils.Read More
Australia is the world's greatest producer of precious opal. Over 90 per cent of the world's commercial opal comes from the desolate outback. All of the significant opal deposits in Australia are located within or near the Great Artesian Basin.Read More
King Opal is a member of the Opal Association of Australia, Opal Sector, and is a business known for its reliability, integrity and excellent customer service.Read More
The Opal Association is based in Australia and has industry members from around the world. It is administered by an executive committee that meets quarterly. The Association has subsequently attracted a diverse membership of opal miners, cutters, manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers of many year experience.