Chambers of The Black Hand, Lightning Ridge

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One of the more unusual attractions in New South Wales, Chambers of The Black Hand consists of a collection of more than 350 carvings and murals on the sandstone walls of a disused opal mine. The gallery’s resident artist, Ron Canlin, has carved a variety of images, including reliefs of the Last Supper, Atlas holding the world, and a replica of an Egyptian tomb. A jewelry shop can also be found in the mine, where you can purchase opal mined locally. Take a look at our Lightning Ridge tourist route planner to schedule your visit to Chambers of The Black Hand and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This is a must see tourist attraction when in lightning ridgeThe carvings are a work of art.we were lucky to see the artist in action,very clever man.Also a good display of opals to purchase.  more »
  • We were at the black hand today and it was really very good. The sculptures were amazing and there was quite a lot of information available as we went through. There was of course opal jewellery for s...  more »
  • The mine has plenty of carvings to see. Well worth a visit. Opal shop had some nice gifts that seemed reasonably priced.  more »

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