No support for opal operator

THE NEW South Wales Resources Regulator has slapped improvement and prohibition notices on an opal mine operator at Lightning Ridge in the state’s northwest after inspection in early May found the underground site in question had insufficient primary support and no secondary support in large sections.

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Old mine workings at Lightning Ridge.

Lightning Ridge is a popular fossicking spot for rare black opals. However, despite being a tourist drawcard, the area is still subject to mining safety guidelines.

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