Andamooka is found southwest of Coober Pedy in harsh desert country. Discovered in 1930, Andamooka is one of Australia's most famous opal fields, having produced some of the most beautiful pieces of opal.
Andamooka is derived from an Aboriginal name, meaning 'Large Waterhole'. It is located 600 kilometres north of Adelaide, and is the only Australian town where none of the streets is named.
The opal fields in and around Andamooka produce top gem, crystal, light opal and some dark opal.