Grawin is a small community with tin shacks and houses built with homemade mud bricks and rocks. It is the heart of seam opal surrounded by other fields like Sheepyards, Carters and Glenn Gary. You can find small bush pubs around the fields who give this area a nice outback atmosphere. The main rush had its peak here in the 1970s.
Coocoran opal field is located 20 km West of Lightning Ridge and have no real settlement. This area is known for their nobbies with brilliant colours. It was discovered in the early 1990s. It is the biggest and richest field in history, with more than 40 productive rushes, in turn making many new millionaires.
The location of this field is 15 km North of Lightning Ridge. This rush started in the middle of the 1990s, and the miners are now up for a new task with extremely hard opal dirt where the hard digging is far more costly and difficult.