Located 160 kms west of Cunnamulla (bitumen road all the way), the township of Yowah is Australia’s best-kept secret. It is home to ironstone matrix and boulders called Yowah Nuts, which are cracked or sliced to reveal the “kernel” – hopefully one of solid opal, Australia’s gemstone.
Early miners have often missed such boulders, to the delight of visitors who benefit from “noodling” the old dumps. Some boulders have superbly intricate patterns without being opalised. Why not take a tour to the free fossicking area and search for your very own opals that you can take home with you. Cutting and polishing services are available for your find.
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Yowah Accommodation, Dining and Services
Where to stay and to eat in Yowah?
Yowah Opal and Mining
It's the only place in the world where you can find an opal called "Yowah Nut". Fossick for your own opal and get information about cutting and polishing.