Chambers of The Black Hand, Lightning Ridge

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. Before you visit Lightning Ridge, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • This is one of the most thrilling type of sculpture mmuseums you will see. Very exciting sculptures of all designs from Mickey mouse to Egyptian mummy coffins, people of popularity you will recognise....  more »
  • Lightning Ridge temperatures were 45' so even apart from the amazing carvings, this place was an absolute haven! The carvings cover everything you can think of and his perspective is spot on. The loca...  more »
  • A must see tour. We spoke to the artist while doing one of the carvings he explained what he was doing. The tour guides are very informative and obliging. We recommend the tour to everyone.  more »

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