Mid July Update on our Lightning Ridge Mining Trip

As the sun rises on our 15th day mining out at Lightning Ridge I thought I would share a few images of what life is like working on an Opal mine in the middle of the outback. It's been a great first two weeks, with a lot of fun to come! For those of you who didn't see my last blog post, we are running an Opal Mining Adventure on the 21st to 25th July. This is open to absolutely everyone and anyone interested to get a taste in what Opal Mining is like.

The Lightning Ridge adventure includes:

  • Experience true opal mining with a dinky di Aussie bloke.
  • Delve underground with Mac in a working Lightning Ridge Opal mine.
  • Bask in the hot artesian bore baths, morning and night.
  • Accommodation in a real shearer’s quarters in the heart of this sunburnt country.
  • Camping with campfire cooking, breakfast and dinner included.
Tour dates: Thursday 21st July to Monday 25th July 2016 Departs: Macs Opals Store in Bellingen at 8am All inclusive price of only: $1650 (Discounts for children under 12 years old) We cater to all ages and physical abilities. Call us now on: 66 55 23 12 Pics below - enjoy!
  1. Our upmarket Lightning Ridge camp with flush toilet, hot shower and 12 volt power! A bit of outback luxury for my old age.
  2. The tip truck is in position under the hoist, now all we have to do is dig dirt and fill it. Hmmmm, an improvement on the last dig. Unfortunately by "we" need to dig, I mean "l". Gotta get these other lads underground!
  3. Opal mining selfie, me and two of my best friends. The 'before' pic. 3 hopeful opal miners about to descend the shaft.
  4. Boston driving the opal truck. So far it's just a truck.
  5. It's not all hard work. Spending a quiet Sunday afternoon sky gazing. and recuperating.
  6. Underneath image of our bucket of mystery heading to the surface.

You may like:

Someone recently bought a

We use cookies to improve your experience on our website. Read about how we use cookies in our Privacy Policy. By browsing this website, you agree to our use of cookies.
Accept Cookies

You have successfully subscribed!

This email has been registered