Lightning Ridge Opal Mining Report

Recommendations from the review conducted by Murray Wilcox AO QC and the NSW Government’s response.

NSW Claims

The viewer allows you to view the field maps for Lightning Ridge Opal Fields.

Lightning Ridge Mining Division fees and charges

Lodgement fees payable in accordance with schedule 10 of the Mining Regulation 2010.

The Lightning Ridge web content is designed to provide information to miners, landholders and the general public regarding opal mining in the Lightning Ridge Mineral Claims District.

The information clearly outlines the rights and responsibilities of miners and landholders, and ensures access to information outside of office hours.

In addition, information such as access management, application forms and fees, upcoming courses and policies are also available, together with an Opal Claim System (OCS) Viewer allowing miners to view the opal field maps at any time.

Safety and environmental sustainability issues related to fossicking, opal prospecting and mineral claims in the Lightning Ridge Mineral Claims District can be found in respective pages of NSW DPI website.

For further information, please contact the Lightning Ridge Office.

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