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“Carvings”

Chambers of The Black Hand
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Owner description: A unique gallery of over 350 sandstone carvings plus murals painted on the sandstone walls in the sandstone level above the opal level of an old opal mine. Ron Canlin is the artist of this amazing attraction, 12 years passion and still carving daily, a real work in progress. After touring the carvings, Trevor Hudson with 30 years experience in mining and prospecting then takes you down to 2nd level where he will draw on his wealth of knowledge to give you a very informative talk on the geology and formation of opal, the drives and shafts were hand dug by the old timers over the past 100 years. Not to be missed, winner of the NSW 2008 Hidden Jewel award.
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Ron Canlin you are a very gifted man. It was an excellent experience to go down into an opal mine and then on another level to see your magnificent carvings on the wall. It was also great meeting and chatting with you in person.

Thank Lynette_LA
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

Beware self driving! Arrived at the site..told it would cost $60 for the two of us. Handed over the money and were then told we had 30 mins before closing but were welcome to come back for the 3 pm tour. Felt bullied into paying the $60. Didn't go back as limited by travel time. Traveller beware!!

Thank Carolyn812
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

I took a group of Seniors to this fabulous attraction two weeks ago and we had a great informative time.... wonderful crew really happy visit ...

Thank Clive S
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

Best mine tour in town. They will pick you up from your accommodation and take you out to the mine which is great if you've come in a campervan. The tour is amazing, do not miss it, more than just your average mine walk through.

Thank Teeraze
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

If short on time in Lightning Ridge do the chamber of the black hand. You get to go down into an actual opal mine plus have the carvings and paintings to see as well. Also a shop selling opal jewellery etc and the prices were quite reasonable. We even got to meet the man who did all the carvings. Excellent experience and the highlight of trip.

Thank GosfordElaine
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