Andamooka SA 5722

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The Postcode for Andamooka SA is 5722

Local Radio Stations 99.5 FM 5JJJ Triple J, 104.3 FM 5SBSFM SBS Radio - Add Radio Stations

Latitude:-30.449401 Longitude:137.163989

Opals, South Australia

Andamooka is a unique town of miner's homes and semi-dugouts nestled on a honeycomb of underground diggings, in a field famous for the quality of its gemstones.

Andamooka is 600 kilometres north of Adelaide and visitors today will discover that underneath its rugged exterior, like the rough opal itself, there is a wealth of warmth and colour.

There are a variety of things to do and see here. Discover Andamooka's unique 'matrix opal' or the rare beauty of the famous local crystal opal. Buy directly from the miners at one of the opal showrooms in town or from The Bottle House (built in 1972), eliminating the middleman and saving dollars. You can buy painted opals from Hilda, and art from resident artist Alex Mendelsohn.

Try 'noodling' (fossicking) for your own piece of elusive opal, but please check you are not on somebody's 'pegged' claim and always be alert as there are many old mine shafts around. Visit the… Read More


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