The Lightning Ridge Miners’ Association Ltd (LRMA) has had an extremely busy year and all in all a pretty good year for the opal mining industry. A new broom has swept through the Division of Resources & Energy and the signs are positive that some long term issues may be resolved. Following are some of […]
The Lightning Ridge Miners’ Association Ltd welcomes NSW Government’s Voluntary Surrender Scheme for Western Lands Leases in Lightning Ridge. The NSW Department of Industry released the proposal to buy back opal mining affected land on 25 February 2016. “Lightning Ridge and the surrounding areas is the only place in the world where economic deposits of […]
Around 150 guests at the LRMA celebration of 40 years of incorporation had an excellent night at Amigo’s Castle last Saturday night 5 April 2014. The LRMA Director’s and office staff did an amazing job creating a fantastic atmosphere with lights, candles and balloons. Every guest received a commemorative place mat featuring photos of magnificent […]
Wow – over 800 people attended the public meeting arranged by the LRMA and GGSMA* last Saturday 16 February 2013. The support for the opal industry and town of Lightning Ridge was overwhelming. LRMA President Sebastian Deisenberger explained the key issues – proposal to impose a time limit on opal mining; compensation arrangements between miners […]
THE END OF LIGHTNING RIDGE? A public meeting is being held at the Bowling Club this Saturday at 2.00pm to discuss the future of our town. This is the one meeting every person must attend and bring their whole family to. The opal mining industry is imminently close to collapse due to government policy and […]
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