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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  • Wow!! A great experience at Chambers of the Black Hand. Brilliant sculptures, fantastic guide. A little pricey but worth it!  more »
  • Visited the Black Hand on a hot and dusty road around 9.30am in April. Given quick OH&S guidelines, donned hard hats and then descended some 50 Steps to disused opal mine tunnels and opal sales shop. ...  more »
  • E did the underground mine tour as well as the carvings. The carvings were varied, interesting , we laughed at some, admired others, lots of clever reativity. We had a wonderful time here.  more »