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  • LIGHTNING RIDGE PAINTING

    An oil painting inspired by my recent visit to Lightning Ridge!
    Lightning Ridge is a town in north-western New South Wales, Australia, in Walgett Shire, near the southern border of Queensland. The Lightning Ridge area is a world epicentre of the mining of black opals and other opal gemstones. 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 1870’s some passers by found the bodies of a farmer, his dog and 600 sheep which had been struck by lightning.


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