Deep in the lawless Oregon Outback, precious gemstones rule the land. Warring factions of enterprising miners stake their claims and dig for opal, sunstone and other valuable natural treasures.

The only true rival to Oregon opal finds happens to be across the world at Australia’s famous Lightning Ridge. It’s no surprise that Aussie miners have been making their way to the Oregon outback, recently and staking new claims.

The job is dangerous, the terrain is challenging and protecting one’s territory is the only way to survive.