Australia is known for producing the world's finest opals, with
95 percent of the world's production of these gems originating from
rich mineral deposits in New South Wales, South Australia, and
Quilpie in Western Queensland. Quilpie Opals has opened a retail
store in Cairns, which also serves as an educational venue for
visitors wishing to learn about the Australian national gemstone.
The shop, which offers a vast selection of opal jewellery as well
as souvenirs, also has a mini-theatre where visitors can watch an
informative video on opal mining, cutting and polishing.
Address: Spence Street, Cairns
Telephone: (0)7 4031 3688