Keen to dig for opals? This quirky NSW mining town is a real outback gem

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July 5 2024 - 5:00am
Original artworks by John Murray located in the John Murray Art Gallery. Public art and murals by John can be spotted throughout Lightning Ridge. Picture courtesy of Destination NSW
Original artworks by John Murray located in the John Murray Art Gallery. Public art and murals by John can be spotted throughout Lightning Ridge. Picture courtesy of Destination NSW

Lightning Ridge is famous for its rare black opal, mining history and colourful locals.

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Hi, my name is Rowan Cowley and I'm a reporter for The Senior newspaper. I have special interests in the areas of entertainment, the arts and history and would like to hear from anyone who feels they have a good story idea.

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