A Special Screening of “Outback Opal Hunters” at this venue!
They are the world’s toughest treasure hunters, endeavouring to strike it rich on their quest for the ultimate Queen of Gems: Opal. In the new series Outback Opal Hunters, Discovery Channel follows 6 teams of fearless opal miners on their mission to unearth a fortune in some of Australia’s harshest and remote landscapes.
Launching Thursday 8 February at 8.30pm, this eight-part treasure hunt heads across Australia to Lightning Ridge (NSW), Opalton (QLD), and opal mecca, Coober Pedy (SA) where the stakes are very real, as these crews risk it all in their pursuit for these precious stones. Outback Opal Hunters is a rollercoaster of hope and heartbreak as we delve deep inside the world of opal mining to find out just what it is that has our crews hooked on the hunt.
Australia produces more than 90% of the world’s opals. Hidden beneath outback desert plains lies a hidden bounty, 30 million years in the making, waiting to be discovered. Opals are one of the most valuable gemstones on the planet – one stone alone can fetch a million dollars – and it’s the dream of striking it rich that drives these crews to push their bodies and bank accounts to breaking point.
Join the hunt!
Being screened at Lightning Ridge Bowling Club every Thursday at 8:30pm.