Absolute Opals on TV – Outback Opal Hunters Season 2
Photo credit to Discovery Channel
Outback Opal Hunters is a true to life Australian television series revealing the harsh conditions and experiences that opal miners face in Australia to turn their beautiful million-dollar opal dream into reality. The plot focuses on following the lives of opal miners from Lightning Ridge (New South Wales), White Cliffs (New South Wales), Opalton (Queensland), Coober Pedy (South Australia) and Laverton (Western Australia). From defeat and heartbreak to lifechanging discoveries, this television series has portrayed raw emotions that caught the attention of more than 100 million viewers worldwide in over 100 countries. Which resulted in Season 2 of the series gaining the Top 4 Factual Program on Foxtel after its release. Produced by Prospero Productions for Discovery, Outback Opal Hunters is a show that sheds light to the harsh realities of opal mining.
Outback Opal Hunters is now into its fifth season on the Discovery Channel and continues to gain popularity worldwide. Carl from Absolute Opals and Gems was lucky enough to be featured in four episodes of season 2, purchasing opals from local Lightning Ridge miners, Kelly Tishler, and Peter Cooke and his apprentice, Sam Westra. Thanks to the show, our small outback town of Lightning Ridge was able to gain the publicity it needed to keep our local opal industry thriving – Attracting both domestic and international tourists.
In addition, our special thanks to the Discovery Channel for giving our family-owned opal business, Absolute Opals and Gems, the exposure it needed to be further recognised as a contributing member of the Australian Opal Industry.
See clips below:
Excerpt from Outback Opal Hunters Season 2 - Episode 1
Excerpt from Outback Opal Hunters Season 2 - Episode 4
Excerpt from Outback Opal Hunters Season 2 - Episode 12
Outback Opal Hunters is owned by the Discovery Channel and produced by Prospero Productions with the assistance of the State Government of South Australia, Screenwest and Lotterywest.