[photos] Australia: Lightning Ridge Opals
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.
And some had lots of legs.
As usual, more at the Flickr set.
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