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Lightning Ridge Opals, by Richard Holmes - March 17, 2008

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Richard talks about mining opals in Australia

Richard's search for higher quality opal led him to Lightning Ridge in Australia
and ultimately writing the novelette, “The Ratters of Lightning Ridge.”

Richard makes a point Lightning Ridge Opals! Frank checks one out...

Richard makes a point.

Lightning Ridge Opals!

Frank checks one out...

Richard makes a point Another sellout crowd!
We enjoyed hearing about the "characters" Richard met while mining for opals in Australia.
We obtained copies of Richard's three novelettes for the club's library. 
Since visiting us, Richard has written a fourth novelette, "Ben's Revenge." 
Click here to purchase Richard's books.
"NO PHOTOS!" Ina Rae Door prize time

"No photos!" says Sandra.

Ina Rae cleans up.

Everyone loves "door prize time."



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