Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Pic Today 2/6/18






FIRE FROM DOWN UNDER

From a mine in southern Australia,
a hot dry desert land
where few things grow or live,
there's a hole in the ground
called Lightning Ridge,
where few miners have been
lucky enough to pull out
the finest black opals every found.

Lightning Ridge black opals!

The top specimen is mine.
To hold it
you'd think there was a battery inside.

The next one down
is how beautiful the fire can be,
and worth tens of thousands of dollars.
On display in a museum.

Mighty pretty rock, heh?



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