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2009 Trip with Lionel

Tagalong Pics at Lightening Ridge, NSW

Before we left on tour - Ron in full flight!

At the open cut on Lunatic Hill

The bucket bringing up ore from down a shaft

Driver Eddy holding forth at the open cut

Long time miner Brian has fascinating tales about his life on the opal fields

We went down the mine - I don't think you'd want to work down here even if there was a chance of stricking it rich.

And after the underground experience we were treated to an insight of opal mining by a lady who was a miner herself at one time.

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