6.6
21 votes
Outback Opal Hunters

Outback Opal Hunters

Discovery Channel 2018

The world's toughest treasure hunters push their bodies and bank accounts to the limit on a quest to strike it rich, hunting the legendary Queen of Gems - Opal.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.

Warning: the following content contains spoilers!

The 10 Best Episodes of Outback Opal Hunters

Outback Opal Hunters - S2E13

#1 - Episode 13 (Season 2 - Episode 13)

It's the end of the mining season and the last chance for the teams. The Rookies gamble their hopes on one last haul of opal, and the Opal Queen makes a final desperate dig.

The episode was rated 8.09 from 33 votes.

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Outback Opal Hunters - S5E6

#2 - Episode 6 (Season 5 - Episode 6)

None

The episode was rated 8.09 from 35 votes.

Outback Opal Hunters - S4E12

#3 - Episode 12 (Season 4 - Episode 12)

None

The episode was rated 8.07 from 29 votes.

Outback Opal Hunters - S4E10

#4 - Episode 10 (Season 4 - Episode 10)

Following six teams across Australia as they search for the country's most iconic gemstone.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 29 votes.

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Outback Opal Hunters - S6E1

#5 - Episode 1 (Season 6 - Episode 1)

None

The episode was rated 7.98 from 41 votes.

Outback Opal Hunters - S8E12

#6 - No Risk, No Reward (Season 8 - Episode 12)

A massive lightning storm forces the Young Guns to work on a series of flooded dirt roads; the Bushmen risk it all in a dangerous area vandalized by opal thieves; the Blacklighters take their chances with night mining.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 25 votes.

Outback Opal Hunters - S7E7

#7 - Scrap Noodler (Season 7 - Episode 7)

Joe and Tash fossick on the surface with hand tools after the Tarantos fails to bring up any color; the Opal Whisperers try constructing a noodler from scrap material while the Misfits narrowly avoid a collapse.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 32 votes.

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Outback Opal Hunters - S3E1

#8 - Episode 1 (Season 3 - Episode 1)

None

The episode was rated 7.89 from 35 votes.

Outback Opal Hunters - S5E8

#9 - Episode 8 (Season 5 - Episode 8)

None

The episode was rated 7.89 from 35 votes.

Outback Opal Hunters - S5E1

#10 - Episode 1 (Season 5 - Episode 1)

In outback NSW, the worst storm in 20 years devastates the Bushmen's and Chris Cheal's mine; in Coober Pedy, the new team, the Blacklighters, need opal to re-establish

The episode was rated 7.87 from 38 votes.

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Outback Opal Hunters - S4E5
#11 - Episode 5
7.86
Season 4 - Episode 5

The Bushmen take a big risk, trying out a new mining method deep below the ground, and injury slows down progress for The Bros and The Poms are struggling to find their first piece of opal.

The episode was rated from 29 votes.
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Outback Opal Hunters - S4E11
#12 - Episode 11
7.85
Season 4 - Episode 11

None

The episode was rated from 27 votes.
Outback Opal Hunters - S6E2
#13 - Episode 2
7.85
Season 6 - Episode 2

None

The episode was rated from 47 votes.
Outback Opal Hunters - S3E2
#14 - Episode 2
7.83
Season 3 - Episode 2

None

The episode was rated from 35 votes.
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Outback Opal Hunters - S5E2
#15 - Episode 2
7.83
Season 5 - Episode 2

Pete and Sam begin a risky project that could pay off big time with opal riches; the Bushmen's new equipment doesn't deliver

The episode was rated from 29 votes.
Outback Opal Hunters - S5E4
#16 - Episode 4
7.82
Season 5 - Episode 4

The Boulder Boys try to reach a suspected 20-meter-deep opal level by draining floodwater; Rod Manning uses his wife's opal ring as collateral.

The episode was rated from 34 votes.
Outback Opal Hunters - S6E12
#17 - Episode 12
7.81
Season 6 - Episode 12

None

The episode was rated from 31 votes.
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Outback Opal Hunters - S4E9
#18 - Episode 9
7.78
Season 4 - Episode 9

The Australian outback's wildest treasure hunters face even bigger challenges in their quest to strike it rich, as they seek the legendary queen of gems: the opal.

The episode was rated from 27 votes.
Outback Opal Hunters - S4E7
#19 - Episode 7
7.77
Season 4 - Episode 7

A violent summer storm sees The Young Guns race to save their only claim from a flood; meanwhile The McFarlanes must build a drill from spare parts.

The episode was rated from 31 votes.
Outback Opal Hunters - S8E6
#20 - Sparks Fly
7.77
Season 8 - Episode 6

The Blacklighters plan for a massive new open-cut mine, but they push their machines to the limit; the Young Guns leave White Cliffs to mine in Lightning Ridge for the first time; the Opal Whispers move into new headquarters.

The episode was rated from 22 votes.
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Last updated: oct 02, 2022

Comments

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Really enjoyed this. Love gold/treasure hunter shows so this was right up my street. Not sure why it is so lowly rated here.

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A friend told me about this program and I'm enjoying it - though I'm surprised there are so many episodes. My system is having difficulty finding 1x3 let alone anything more! I'll carry on trying to get some more. I am not enjoying the emphasis on money, but what can you expect ... with the world we live in now. I love opals so atm it's worth it, seeing the amazing stones emerge.

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