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Very Fine Black Opal from Lightning Ridge, Australia. Vivid and very "present", this fine gem opal displays predominantly red play-of-color with spectral broad flashes of green, orange, yellow and blue, with true black potch to the reverse of the oval cabochon. This is as fine a stone for the serious collector as can be desired. Weighing approximately 10.39 carats and measuring 16.5 x 13.0 x 6.5mm Estimate: US$ 60,000 - 80,000 (£39,000 - 52,000/€46,000 - 62,000)

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from Mail Online

Huge lightning bolt strikes Statue of Liberty...and someone captures it on camera

Bolt from the blue: Jay Fine captured this incredible image as lightning strikes the Statue of Liberty in New York harbour

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from The Huffington Post

Instagram's Most Electrifying Images (PICTURES)

lightning strike horse head - if this isn't photoshopped... then this is incredible! @chloegrabow530

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from British Vogue

David Bowie Style File

1973 Album cover shoot for Aladdin Sane, photographed by Brian Duffy. The lightning bolt represented the duality of the mind, although Bowie later explained that the "lad insane" of the album's title track was inspired by his brother Terry, who was diagnosed as a schizophrenic. Photo By Brian Duffy

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Black Oval Cabochon Opal Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia Even within the category of black opals, some are more sought-after than others. The present stone is such a piece—surpassed by few other opals in terms of its vibrancy of color—a true 5/5 for vividness and presence of color. Distinctive also is its "flagstone" pattern play-of-color: dominated by broad patches of electric blue, purple, green and orange at the edges and centering on a "windmill" pattern of fiery red…

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See incredible pictures of lightning strikes during superstorm

Super Storm: These incredible pictures were taken during a storm in Nebraska Photographer Vanessa Neufeld

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