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Chambers of the Black Hand

3-Mile   Lightning Ridge   NSW 2834
Phone: (02) 6829 4730 or (02) 6829 0221


Forty feet underground , images carved and painted in the sandstone walls and pillars. this is your chance to tour this claim which has been worked since the early days of opal mining in The Ridge


The Chambers of the Black Hand received The Hidden Jewel Award for NSW 2008
and Shire and Regional Awards 2007

  • Small Guided Tours

  • Our guides are experienced miners full of yarns and yap

  • Satisfaction is Guaranteed or your money back

  • Cuppa included

  • Phone ahead for bookings on 6829 4730 or 6829 0224

  • Or follow the map and have a chat

Ron Canlin
One of many carvings
Ron Canlin the artist/miner
Carving in sandstone
Painted carving
Painted carving
Painted carving in sandstone
Painted carving in sandstone
Top of mine
Area around the mine
Some of the many carvings
Some of the many carvings
Some of the many carvings
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Last Update 1 August 2008