Red Earth Opal was born in 2008 as Graeme and Sacha developed their confidence, experience and knowledge of the world mineral market. Through this process it became evident that it was time to address the growing interest and demand for the elusive White Cliffs Opal Pineapple.
Graeme had successfully provided top quality Opal Pineapples to prestigious dealers for selling. However after almost 20 years of mining for these precious minerals and as a primary source of knowledge, it was time for Graeme and Red Earth Opal to enter the world stage as Dealers in their own right. Since 2012, Red Earth Opal has been showing at some of the world’s top Gem and Mineral Shows across the globe!
In The Media
February 26, 2017
TV Host Mike Whitney goes on Graeme's Mine Tour in their episode 'Outback Adventure, White Cliffs & Opals'.
January 16, 2017
"Heather Ewart visits White Cliffs, a tiny underground outback town known for it's opal mining and underground dugouts."
8 June 2017
"White Cliffs: The Australian Town Where People Live Underground - In the Outback keeping cool is a matter of survival, so residents of White Cliffs built subterranean homes."
JULY 21 2017
"Go West To White Cliffs - Red Earth Opal’s Graeme Dowton runs a great adventure, taking groups of people below the ground to show first-hand what the business is about and why the hunt for that elusive opal pineapple has been so enticing."
YOUTUBE: DAVID JONES
July 6, 2018
"The Red Earth Opal Mine is a great adventure for visitors giving them a taste of the honeycomb of diggings under their feet. Graeme gives a lot of his time in this excellent value tour with a running commentary of wit, knowledge and love of opals — and finding them!"
BEST RESTAURANTS AUSTRALIA
"Red Earth Opal Café is a unique café set on the edge of White Cliffs Opal Field in Far Western NSW. The café is built of straw bale & earthen walls. Incorporated into the café is an Opal Showroom, gifts, souvenirs and friendly tourist information. All food is made daily onsite including Kangaroo pies, homemade bread and cheesecakes."
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"5 Best Places to find Australian Opal"