Lightning Ridge NSW

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Lightning Ridge is located in north-western New South Wales. Temperatures in summer can reach up to 50c but below ground the temperature remains at around 22 degrees. The Lightning Ridge area is a world-renowned center of the mining of black opals. Lightning Ridge has the largest known deposits of black opals in the world. The name Lightning Ridge is said to have originated when in the 1870s some passersby found the bodies of a farmer, his dog and sheep which had been struck by lightning.

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Seam opal - a nice shot of green opal probably from the Grawin or Sheepyards fields near Lightning Ridge ❦ CRYSTALS ❦ semi precious stones ❦ Kristall ❦ Minerals ❦ Cristales ❦ Crystals Minerals, Rocks And Minerals, Stones And Crystals, Green Opal, Black Opal, Types Of Opals, Beautiful Rocks, Gems Jewelry, Jewlery

Seam opal - a nice shot of green opal probably from the Grawin or Sheepyards fields near Lightning Ridge

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Plenty of the opal miners in Lightning Ridge live in shacks and old vehicles and (allegedly) in old mines. And they tend to ignore census forms.

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A parcel of rough opal nobbies from Lightning Ridge

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An old opal cutting machine at the bottle house lightning ridge

An old miner's wardrobe. The coat is still hanging there after years of exposure to the heat and the dust Lightning Ridge, Opal Jewelry, Jewelry Stores, Australia, Coat, Australia Beach

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An old miner's wardrobe. The coat is still hanging there after years of exposure to the heat and the dust