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Lightning Ridge is an opal mining town located in the far central north of New South Wales, Australia.

The mining area is dotted with this type of equipment, along with numerous mullock heaps.

To license use of this image, please contact Darren Stones.


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  • dairygirl
    dairygirlover 6 years ago

    you have captured this place really well, the true Lightning Ridge, this is another wonderful shot

  • Mark German
    Mark Germanover 6 years ago

    Very nice, Darren. Like the perspective you’ve captured.

  • lareejc
    lareejcover 6 years ago

    Now – they aren’t still using this to mine – are they? No, I guess not – it does look a tad bit rusted out. What an interesting set up!

  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyover 5 years ago

    This is a brilliant image, I love it!

  • Brandy Bentz-Jackson
    Brandy Bentz-J...over 5 years ago

    Nice composure. Very interesting, I’ve never seen one before :)

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonalmost 3 years ago

    Hi Darren

    Try our new group Gold and Mining Towns of NSW:

  • Hi Philip, thanks for the invitation.

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