Australian Opal Mines is currently mining at Coober Pedy. Over the years we have had many people from all over the world visit us in Adelaide, and also in Coober Pedy. At the moment with my son, Kent, managing the mining operations in Coober Pedy, with our own dugout, we have been able to invite more people to Australia to stay with us for a few days, go to work with my son, and just see how opal does come out of the ground. Australian Opal Mines has formed long and lasting, profitable business associations with clients from some ten countries around the world.
Unfortunately we don't find opal all the time when our guests are here, because as you know it is very difficult to find opal, but if you would like to come to Australia and visit with us let us know and we can make arrangements for you.
Our Principal, Murray Willis, first visited Coober Pedy in 1962, and first began dealing in opals in 1968. He first visited America in 1971.
Murray was first acquainted with opal at Coober Pedy when he was 19, whilst hitchhiking through the Town. He later visited Andamooka and became further intrigued with opal. At that stage Murray was a trainee teacher. He later became a School Principal on an Aboriginal Reserve for six years and began dealing in opal. After being a School Principal for 15 years Murray resigned when he was 38 years of age to further develop his already rapidly growing export market business.
Murray Willis is a confirmed sober "opalholic" who very much enjoys the contact in business with other such individuals.
We would really like you to contact us and be the judge of our performance.