Opal field (year discovered)Permit requiredAreaLocationInformation for tourists
Proclaimed precious stones fields263 km2Surrounds the town of Andamooka, approximately 35 km east of Roxby Downs and approximately 250 km north of Port Augusta via WoomeraAccomodation available in Andamooka and Roxby Downs
Coober Pedy
Proclaimed precious stones fields4,954 km2On the Stuart Highway 550 km north of Port AugustaCoober Pedy is a modern town with all amenities and tourist facilities
Mintabie endorsed proclaimed precious stones fields       213 km2On the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankuntjatjara (APY) Lands 32 km west of MarlaAccess to Mintabie is restricted
What you need to know about mining in Mintabie
Stuart Creek
Proclaimed precious stones fields13 km2Approximately 58 km north of AndamookaOnly recommended for experienced opal miners and bush travellers. It is located on native title land of the Arabana People and is subject to the native title requirements in Part 7 of the Opal Mining Act 1995.
Lambina and Welbourn Hill pastoral stationsNo opal mining is permitted without a valid Native Title Mining Agreement-Six negotiated diggings over the two pastoral stationsIt is not recommended that tourists travel to Lambina and Welbourn Hill

Map of opals of precious stones in SA