An opal gemstone is not easy to find. The opal mines are situated in precise areas such as Australia, Ethiopia, Brazil and Mexico. Other nations have small fields which make up just a little percentage of the opal market. Australia is without any doubt the country which history has shown how the opal is one of its biggest protagonists. Nowadays there is still a large number of miners who are actively working in a numerous mines all over Australia. In the map below you will be able to visualize where the most profitable areas are at this point time. Trough perseverance and determination miners have been trying their luck mining this precious gemstone from small claims and hoping to find the elusive opal.