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Chambers of The Black Hand, Lightning Ridge
Categories: Art Galleries, Museums
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 truly amazing attraction. The carvings have to be seen to be believed. Great mine tour, especially if you have someone who can't handle the steps, as there is a lift that they can be taken u... read more »
WOW is all I can say - such a talented man and wonderful sculptures - one of a kind and a must see when at Lighting Ridge
When I walked down the steps to this underground opal mine, I was blown away by the artwork. There are hundreds of sculptures cut into the walls and each area (tunnel) has a theme. I believe the artis... read more »
Fascinating sandstone sculptures in underground mine.
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