GeekPic! @ Lightning Ridge

GeekPic! @ Lightning Ridge

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Opal fever is real. It will draw you in and take hold of you when you dare to venture into the town of Lightning Ridge, where the cracks in the earth are filled with the most precious stone of them all. Way out in the scrubs of northern New South Wales in Australia, this is where the elusive black opal is found. And it’s difficult not to get enchanted by its beauty.

The mesmerizing draw of luminous stone

Opal is unlike any other gemstone. The sheer array of colours, shapes and forms that occur in them, the way they shift at each angle and change with the light that falls onto them is truly mesmerizing.

(c) Nancy Claus – Wilderness Coffee & Natural High

Lightning Ridge opal mine underground museum, New South Wales, Australia

GeekPic @ Lightning Ridge opal mine underground museum, Australia, December 2012.

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