GeekPic @ Lightning Ridge

GeekPic @ Lightning Ridge

Last update: 12 January 2022

It’s time for another GeekPic… 😉 This time at an underground opal mine in Lightning Ridge.

Opal fever is real

It will draw you in and take hold of you when you 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.

Here you can read the story about the opal fields of Lightning Ridge! The interactive map below shows several interesting places around Lightning Ridge and The Grawin.

(c) Nancy Claus – Wilderness Coffee & Natural High

Lightning Ridge opal mine underground museum, New South Wales, AustraliaGeekPic @ Lightning Ridge opal mine underground museum.

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