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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  • 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 »
  • This is really worth seeing, you will be amazed at the work the artist has put into all of these displays. It is a $35 entry fee but you can spend plenty of time there if you wish. If anyone is not su...  more »
  • One of the many highlights of Lightning Ridge, I've visited the Chamber twice, well worth a visit. It was a first for my traveling companion and she rated it as one of the best things she had ever see...  more »

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