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Humor – at Lightning Ridge Opal Fields

Humor – at Lightning Ridge Opal Fields Humor- at Lightning Ridge Opal Fields. It gets pretty hot and sticky at Lightning Ridge. That’s why a lot of folks head for the coast around November each year and don’t go back until about March or April when things cool down a bit. Mind you we are […]

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Opalized Pliosaurs and Other Fossils

Opalized Pliosaurs, and other fossils Opalized Pliosaurs, and other fossils including rough opal….It’s quite amazing that in the middle of the Australian dry outback you can find opalized pliosaurs and other fossils all opalized, sometimes with the most magnificent colors. Rough Opal is often found in the form of ancient sea creatures   Such was […]

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A Rock hound in The Opal Fields

A Rock hound in the opal fields A Rock hound in The Opal Fields: What a place for a rock hound, and what a name for a town. ‘Anakie!’ and sapphire mining! Well, when I first set eyes on the place back in 1968 it sure well described it. Sapphire miners in old bombs (Aussie […]

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