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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-10-21 05:33
Subject: [photos] Australia: Lightning Ridge Opals
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We also visited Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, named for a famous opal mining area. elisem had a terrific time shopping here.

We got to see opals being ground, in a nifty demo.

A closer view.

Some of their wares.

Sign by the bathroom. :: covets ::

There was also a series of terraria in a side room, with various Aussie natives. Some four-legged, some six- or eight-legged. Or more.

This sadly blurry shot was the only time I'd managed to capture his tongue.

Another critter.

And some had lots of legs.

Woof woof!

As usual, more at the Flickr set.

© 2010, Joseph E. Lake, Jr.

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User: threeoutside
Date: 2010-10-21 12:40 (UTC)
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Oooh! Thanks for the reptile and opal pix! Two of my favorite things in the world!
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shelly_rae: Blue Hippo=Strong
User: shelly_rae
Date: 2010-10-21 16:13 (UTC)
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Nifty. I had a lovely white opal ring with brilliant red, blue, green light given to me by my folks for graduation. It was stolen when my place in Chicago was burgled. Would be awesome to go to the source to replace it.

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