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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  • 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 »
  • Excellent. Underground mine with sculptures carved by hand into the sandstone walls of the tunnels. Amazing - very talented artist.  more »
  • This was really worth seeing. Such a talented man and so many different things to look at. I recommend you drive out yourself so you don't have to wait for everyone to finish before you can leave. Ver...  more »
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  • Excellent opal mine to visit if your lucky enough to meet the artist he is a master at his work and passion very much a place to visit for all the family.
  • Second visit to see the carvings. One of the most amazing places. Ron's work is always ongoing and a joy to see. This time we bought an opal and got an incredible gem at a great price thank you Trevor! Highly recommend this, truly not to be missed.
  • Excellent value for the $35 pp. Jewellery for sale
  • Brilliant sculptures lovely opals. Great experience
  • Great place. Little bit on the expensive

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