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Rocks and Minerals250 of 269Swoboda "Genuine Gemstones" Bonsai Tree With Cultured Pearls /Circa 1950'sIs this Opal?
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    Posted 6 years ago

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    Has anyone ever seen anything like this? I'm not even sure what it is. At first I thought it must be shell, but when I examine it and put my teeth on it it feels more like stone, is stone.
    I'd love to know more about it.
    The man that I bought it from immediately put it up to his eyes, was funny, a little creepy,
    after the initial eye ball comparison it's curious beauty became captivating.
    The back, dark, side of it is amazing too.
    The colors have more depth than the photos capture.
    It's one of those things that just needs to be shared,
    p.s., I want to add that it's clearly not painted, the color emerges from within the stone, it's definitely not applied to the surface.
    I added another photo that I found on Flickr~hopefully I'm not doing anything illegal by posting it here. It's remarkably like mine and hails from the environs of Lake Superior.
    Thanks for all of the help, Kevin and blunderbuss!

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    1. Budek Budek, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love, agh!
      have a great week-end
    2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      What a curious and interesting piece Tony. Maybe some type of geode or fossil ?? :)
    3. Budek Budek, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the loves, mike, Kevin, and Trey, so appreciated!
      and Thank You for the interesting comment, mike, I'll do some sleuthing in that direction.
    4. Budek Budek, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love, ttomtucker
      much appreciated!
    5. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Never seen anything like this!

      Could it be a fossilised Blunderbuss's seeing nude eye ?
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Hi Tonino ... could it be a 'bull's eye agate' ?

      My comment is based upon BLUBOI's new posting ....
    7. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Well, vetra, you beat me to it about bluboi's poste. Good lead. And Kyra, only my bones are fossilized at this point, thank you! Let me give that some more thought! LOL!
    8. Budek Budek, 6 years ago
      kyra and blunderbuss, Thanks for the love and wonderful comments,
      Kevin & blunderbuss, Thanks for the great detective work, I think you're right, that it is a 'bull's eye agate. I looked them up, this one is an extremely convincing example:)
      a thousand Thanks!!!
    9. Budek Budek, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love, Manikin!!
    10. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      beautiful !! yet interesting!!!
    11. Budek Budek, 6 years ago
      Thank You, SEAN!!!

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