Definitions for "Mintabie"
A mining town situated 350km northwest of Coober Pedy in northern South Australia. The first white opal miners came to the area in the early 1920's but the local Aboriginals had sold black opal, which more than likely came from from Mintabie, as early as 1915. Mintabie was the largest opal-producing field in Australia from 1985 to 1989 in value, although the greatest volume of precious opal still comes from Coober Pedy. View our entire selection of Mintabie Opal.