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Lightning Ridge is a small outback town in north-western New South Wales, Australia. Part of Walgett Shire, Lightning Ridge is situated near the southern border of Queensland, about six kilometres east of the Castlereagh Highway. The Lightning Ridge area is a world-renowned centre of the mining of black opals and other opal gemstones.

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  • Elevation: 170 m
  • Population: 2,284
  • State electorate(s): Barwon
  • Federal Division(s): Parkes
  • Established (yr): 1922
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

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