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Posted 2 years ago

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l.a.lady
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When I was still well off, about 5 years ago, I bought this Australian opal from a guy who was done and out. He said it was a natural opal from Australia and that he paid alot for it when he had a job and needed to sell it (I know that feeling). I could see he was in need and I felt bad for him. I just loved the fire in this stone. I gave him $50.
I was going to put it in a setting and never got around to it but I thought I would share this gorgeous fire-y Opal with you.
I don't know anything else about this opal. If you have info, I would appreciate it as usual, Anita

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  1. inky inky, 2 years ago
    With a bit of luck vetraio50 might be able to help you!....:-)
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Hi inky! It's extraordinary! But it's not my area. I've seen any like it!
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Check out Koroit boulder opal. Koroit , Australia is home of Koroit Boulder opal. Close by are the opal mining fields of Jundah and Opalton, which also produce Matrix Opals. Their thin colour bars can produce beautiful patterns. Blackgate Opal Field has produces these dark, stunning opals, also known as Aboriginal Art Opals.
    Polished conglomerate opal slabs from Koroit make outstanding displays, with unique natural patterns and kernels.
    It only occurs in deposits in weathered sedimentary Cretaceous rocks in the west of the state of Queensland.
    The Term Koroit Matrix opal is where the opal occurs as a network of veins or infilling of voids or between grains of the host rock (ferruginous sandstone or ironstone).

  4. inky inky, 2 years ago
    I agree extraordinary and unusual! I too have never see one like this!......:-)
  5. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Just found this site thought it might be of interest!.....:-)

    http://www.sunriseopals.com/polished-opal-specimens

  6. inky inky, 2 years ago
    I think your opal is called Boulder opals .....:-)
  7. l.a.lady l.a.lady, 2 years ago
    You guys are awesome!! So helpful everytime Thank you!!!
  8. l.a.lady l.a.lady, 2 years ago
    But is it really awesome...it looks like it has a figure of a face and/or a tree....the colors are brilliant and sparkle so beautifully!
  9. l.a.lady l.a.lady, 2 years ago
    Just to be clear, 50.00 is what he asked for.
  10. AmberRose AmberRose, 2 years ago
    Beautiful!! I am a big fan of opals. I have a few but rarely wear them as I have cracked a few.
    How big is this beauty? It looks as if could fit in the palm of your hand!
  11. l.a.lady l.a.lady, 2 years ago
    I found out it is a Solid Queensland Australian Koroit Matrix Bo ulder Opal. It measures 1"x 1 1/4 x 3/8". I do more know the grams. It is fantastic to look a3. It looks a4 it has dark trees doing with color. Thank you everyone for your help. I truly appreciate it.
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 months ago
    *°·`*~~ SEASON'S GREETINGS - LA LADY!~~*`.°*

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